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Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Space Tech Journal
Jan 17, 2022
Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 12, 2022
Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

A joint research team has observed water signals in reflectance spectral data from the lunar surface acquired by the Chang'E-5 lander, providing the first evidence of in-situ detection of water on the Moon.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 10, 2022
Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

No longer solely in the realm of science fiction, the possibility of interstellar travel has appeared, tantalizingly, on the horizon. Although we may not see it in our lifetimes — at least not some real version of the fictional warp-speeding, hyperdriving, space-folding sort — we are having early conversations of how life could escape the tether of our solar system, using technology that is within reach.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 6, 2022
James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft's 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Inc has announced its first Sapphire XC delivery. The Sapphire XC, or "Extra Capacity," is the company's newest and largest metal 3D printer that delivers both faster production and larger parts.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 27, 2021
NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

A joint effort with European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA's revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 23, 2021
Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 20, 2021
Production of Electricity on the Moon

Production of Electricity on the Moon

The results of research are planned to be used to provide electricity to future lunar outposts of the European Space Agency and its international partners. The lunar outpost is planned to be established on the South Pole of the Moon in the next decades.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 16, 2021
NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, New Discoveries

NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, New Discoveries

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun's upper atmosphere - the corona - and sampled particles and magnetic fields there.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 13, 2021
Blue Origin Completes Third Human Spaceflight

Blue Origin Completes Third Human Spaceflight

Blue Origin has successfully completed the third human spaceflight - the first with six astronauts on board. The NS-19 mission marks the sixth flight of the year for the program.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 10, 2021
Fleet Space will 3D Print Alpha Satellites

Fleet Space will 3D Print Alpha Satellites

Fleet Space Technologies will establish a satellite Hyper Factory in the newly announced Australian Space Park in Adelaide, and develop a constellation of new 3D printed small satellites. The South Australian Government will invest $20million in Australia's first dedicated space manufacturing hub.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 7, 2021
Antarctica Experiences Rare total Solar Eclipse

Antarctica Experiences Rare total Solar Eclipse

A rare total solar eclipse in Antarctica last weekend is giving researchers a unique opportunity to learn more about how solar eclipses affect space weather. The next total eclipse in Antarctica will not be until 2039.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 6, 2021
NASA to Award Three More Commercial Crew Flights to SpaceX

NASA to Award Three More Commercial Crew Flights to SpaceX

NASA intends to issue a sole source modification to SpaceX to acquire up to three additional crew flights to the International Space Station as part of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capabilities contract. The additional crew flights allow NASA to maintain an uninterrupted US capability for human access to the space station.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 2, 2021
Sun is Likely an Unaccounted Source of the Earth's Water

Sun is Likely an Unaccounted Source of the Earth's Water

Researchers have helped unravel the enduring mystery of the origins of the Earth's water, finding the Sun to be a surprising likely source.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 29, 2021
One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

Outer space astronomers have discovered two previously invisible galaxies billions of light-years away. Their discovery suggests that up to one in five such distant galaxies remain hidden from our telescopes, camouflaged by cosmic dust. The new knowledge changes perceptions of our universe's evolution since the Big Bang.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 25, 2021
Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics has signed a deal with private spaceflight leader Axiom Space, Inc. to create an Australian presence on the International Space Station. Saber Astronautics will develop the first formal program to enable Australians and Australian industry to, via Axiom, access the Station's orbiting microgravity laboratory and develop a new generation of space-developed products for human health, materials, electronics, cleantech, and more.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 23, 2021
DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), which is scheduled to launch at 10:20 p.m. PST on Nov. 23 out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is NASA's first planetary defense mission. This mission will demonstrate asteroid deflection via kinetic impact. The goal is to collide with the target to see how the orbit changes. It's a test run to see if such a plan is feasible should we find an asteroid on a collision course with Earth one day.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 17, 2021
NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

In the first major Artemis update provided under the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA leadership discussed the challenges and progress of America's lunar exploration plans and reiterated a long-term commitment to exploring the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 15, 2021
Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

The "Net Zero Space" initiative which has been launched with support from several leading players in the space industry. The ambition of this international alliance is to create a sustainable outer space environment in 2030 by initiating immediate action to contain and mitigate the generation of in-orbit debris.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 17, 2022
Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 10, 2022
Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

No longer solely in the realm of science fiction, the possibility of interstellar travel has appeared, tantalizingly, on the horizon. Although we may not see it in our lifetimes — at least not some real version of the fictional warp-speeding, hyperdriving, space-folding sort — we are having early conversations of how life could escape the tether of our solar system, using technology that is within reach.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Inc has announced its first Sapphire XC delivery. The Sapphire XC, or "Extra Capacity," is the company's newest and largest metal 3D printer that delivers both faster production and larger parts.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 23, 2021
Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 16, 2021
NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, New Discoveries

NASA Enters the Solar Atmosphere for the First Time, New Discoveries

For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe has now flown through the Sun's upper atmosphere - the corona - and sampled particles and magnetic fields there.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 10, 2021
Fleet Space will 3D Print Alpha Satellites

Fleet Space will 3D Print Alpha Satellites

Fleet Space Technologies will establish a satellite Hyper Factory in the newly announced Australian Space Park in Adelaide, and develop a constellation of new 3D printed small satellites. The South Australian Government will invest $20million in Australia's first dedicated space manufacturing hub.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 6, 2021
NASA to Award Three More Commercial Crew Flights to SpaceX

NASA to Award Three More Commercial Crew Flights to SpaceX

NASA intends to issue a sole source modification to SpaceX to acquire up to three additional crew flights to the International Space Station as part of its Commercial Crew Transportation Capabilities contract. The additional crew flights allow NASA to maintain an uninterrupted US capability for human access to the space station.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 29, 2021
One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

One in Five Galaxies in the Early Universe Could Still be Hidden

Outer space astronomers have discovered two previously invisible galaxies billions of light-years away. Their discovery suggests that up to one in five such distant galaxies remain hidden from our telescopes, camouflaged by cosmic dust. The new knowledge changes perceptions of our universe's evolution since the Big Bang.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 23, 2021
DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART Launch Could be Key Step Forward in Planetary Defence

DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test), which is scheduled to launch at 10:20 p.m. PST on Nov. 23 out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, is NASA's first planetary defense mission. This mission will demonstrate asteroid deflection via kinetic impact. The goal is to collide with the target to see how the orbit changes. It's a test run to see if such a plan is feasible should we find an asteroid on a collision course with Earth one day.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 15, 2021
Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

Net Zero Space: Initiative to Combat Space Debris

The "Net Zero Space" initiative which has been launched with support from several leading players in the space industry. The ambition of this international alliance is to create a sustainable outer space environment in 2030 by initiating immediate action to contain and mitigate the generation of in-orbit debris.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 12, 2022
Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

A joint research team has observed water signals in reflectance spectral data from the lunar surface acquired by the Chang'E-5 lander, providing the first evidence of in-situ detection of water on the Moon.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 6, 2022
James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft's 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 27, 2021
NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

A joint effort with European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA's revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 20, 2021
Production of Electricity on the Moon

Production of Electricity on the Moon

The results of research are planned to be used to provide electricity to future lunar outposts of the European Space Agency and its international partners. The lunar outpost is planned to be established on the South Pole of the Moon in the next decades.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 13, 2021
Blue Origin Completes Third Human Spaceflight

Blue Origin Completes Third Human Spaceflight

Blue Origin has successfully completed the third human spaceflight - the first with six astronauts on board. The NS-19 mission marks the sixth flight of the year for the program.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 7, 2021
Antarctica Experiences Rare total Solar Eclipse

Antarctica Experiences Rare total Solar Eclipse

A rare total solar eclipse in Antarctica last weekend is giving researchers a unique opportunity to learn more about how solar eclipses affect space weather. The next total eclipse in Antarctica will not be until 2039.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 2, 2021
Sun is Likely an Unaccounted Source of the Earth's Water

Sun is Likely an Unaccounted Source of the Earth's Water

Researchers have helped unravel the enduring mystery of the origins of the Earth's water, finding the Sun to be a surprising likely source.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 25, 2021
Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics, Axiom Space Develop Australian Astronaut Programs

Saber Astronautics has signed a deal with private spaceflight leader Axiom Space, Inc. to create an Australian presence on the International Space Station. Saber Astronautics will develop the first formal program to enable Australians and Australian industry to, via Axiom, access the Station's orbiting microgravity laboratory and develop a new generation of space-developed products for human health, materials, electronics, cleantech, and more.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 17, 2021
NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA Outlines Challenges, Progress for Artemis Moon Missions

In the first major Artemis update provided under the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA leadership discussed the challenges and progress of America's lunar exploration plans and reiterated a long-term commitment to exploring the Moon and sending astronauts to Mars.
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