Astronautics
Astronautics (alternatively cosmonautics), is the theory and practice of navigation beyond Earth's atmosphere.The term astronautics was coined by analogy with aeronautics. As there is a certain degree...
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Sir Richard Branson unveils new Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Sir Richard Branson unveils a new version of his Virgin Galactic Spaceship.
Jeff Bezos' Space Company Launches First Reusable Rocket
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk 's SpaceX on Monday by successfully landing an unmanned test rocket – a historic feat that could greatly reduce the cost of space travel. Amazo...
The Plasma Engine That Could Take Humans To Mars On A Single Tank: Breakthrough In Hall Thrusters Could See Them Power Deep Space Missions
Scientists in the French National Center for Scientific Research have created a 'wall-less Hall thruster' prototype that uses a 45,000 mph stream of plasma to push spacecraft forward. Hall thrusters a...
The latest disruptive space technology is a battery-powered rocket engine
Rocket Lab, a US and New Zealand-based defense research company, has exploited the increasing power packed by small batteries to develop a new rocket it’s calling the Electron. It says it will cost $4...
NASA | The MMS Mission's Unique Orbit
Scientist John Dorelli explains the MMS mission's orbit and why the four spacecraft fly in a tetrahedron formation. This complex arrangement enables scientists to gather data about magnetic reconnecti...
Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare
Earlier this month, NASA published a video introducing its concept submarine designed to explore Kraken Mare, one of the liquefied methane seas on Titan, the remarkably strange moon circling Saturn. T...
Falcon Heavy | Flight Animation
SpaceX released a 3D animation showcasing its Falcon Heavy rocket launch from Florida, with all three of the boosters safely returning to Earth. Earlier this month, an attempt to land a booster on a s...
Private Space Taxis on Track to Fly in 2017
Boeing and SpaceX are on track to start launching astronauts to the International Space Station
Space Future - Vehicle Designs
In order for people to be able to travel economically to space, for space tourism and for other purposes, we need reusable launch vehicles. All commercial transport industries use reusable vehicles - ...
Sir Richard Branson unveils new Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Sir Richard Branson unveils a new version of his Virgin Galactic Spaceship.
Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
Animation showing Swift moving into sunlight and past the Earth to end facing out into spaceThe Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission consists of a robotic spacecraft called Swift, which was launched into o...
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Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
The scanning multichannel microwave radiometer (SMMR) [pronounced simmer] was a five-frequency microwave radiometer flown on the Seasat and Nimbus 7 satellites. Both were launched in 1978, with the Se...
Tower telescope
A Tower telescope is a telescope with a large refraction length at which the tube is installed inside a tower. Tower telescopes are mainly used for examinations of the sun.
Yohkoh
Yohkoh (ようこう, Sunbeam in Japanese), known before launch as Solar-A, was a Solar observatory spacecraft of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan), in collaboration with space agenci...
Orbcomm
ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) is a company that offers M2M global asset monitoring and messaging services from its constellation of 29 LEO communications satellites orbiting at 775 km. Like its voi...
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Topopolis
A topopolis is a tube-like space habitat, rotating to produce artificial gravity via centrifugal force on the inner surface, which is extended into a loop around the local star. Topopoles can be loope...
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Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid
Neutral buoyancy simulation with astronauts immersed in a tank of water, in pressure suits, can help to prepare astronauts for the difficult task of working while outside a spacecraft in an apparently...
Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid - Wikipedia
SCIAMACHY
SCIAMACHY (SCanning Imaging Absorption SpectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY; Greek: σκιάμάχη: analogously: 'Fighting shadows') is one of ten instruments aboard of ESA's ENVIronmental SATellite, E...
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Dish Network
Dish Network (branded as "Dish") is an American direct-broadcast satellite service provider. The company provides satellite television, satellite internet, audio programming, and interactive televisio...
Praful Bhavsar
Praful Bhavsar is an Indian space scientist who has held several major positions in the Indian Space program including the Project Scientist for the first rocket launch into space from Indian soil on ...
Neutral buoyancy
Neutral buoyancy is a condition in which a physical body's average density is equal to the density of the fluid in which it is immersed. The buoyancy offsets the force of gravity that would otherwise ...
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Semi-minor axis
In geometry, the semi-minor axis (also semiminor axis) is a line segment associated with most conic sections (that is, with ellipses and hyperbolas) that is at right angles with the semi-major axis an...
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SSIES
SSIES, or the Special Sensors-Ions, Electrons, and Scintillation thermal plasma analysis package is a suite of instruments built by the William B. Hanson center for Space Sciences at the University of...
Schmidt camera
A Schmidt camera, also referred to as the Schmidt telescope, is a catadioptric astrophotographic telescope designed to provide wide fields of view with limited aberrations. Other similar designs are ...
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