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Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Two astronauts in the Shenzhou 12 crew have successfully exited the cabin. Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming achieved a spacewalk outside the core module of the new space station to instal a coolant pump..
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to test space junk removal technologies for Aurora Propulsion Technologies, a Finnish company dedicated to the sustainable use of space.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

Studying DNA repair is key to future space exploration, which could expose humans to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation. Conditions in space also could affect the way the body repairs such damage, potentially compounding that risk.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 11, 2021
First Simulated Mars Surface Habitat 3D Printed for NASA

First Simulated Mars Surface Habitat 3D Printed for NASA

A 3D-printed habitat, known as Mars Dune Alpha, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. will be completed by ICON's next-gen Vulcan construction system that will simulate a realistic Mars habitat to support long-duration, exploration-class space missions.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 14, 2021
3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

Two teams of scientists have won first and second place in NASA's Vascular Tissue Challenge. The prize competition aims to accelerate tissue engineering innovations to benefit people on Earth today and space explorers in the future.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 23, 2021
NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task.
External Company Press Release
VELO3D to Become Public Company

VELO3D to Become Public Company

VELO3D and JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 19, 2021
6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Phone systems change every ten years. 5G communications is now rolling out worldwide. It is time to plan 6G communications for 2030! Although little is decided - not even the frequency - much can be said about the extremely ambitious 6G objectives and challenges. This article gives the IDTechEx appraisal of 6G communications 2021-2041.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 15, 2021
New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research

New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research

As the International Space Station orbits Earth, its four pairs of solar arrays soak up the sun's energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 4, 2020
Brain Controlled Computers are Becoming a Reality, but Hurdles Remain

Brain Controlled Computers are Becoming a Reality, but Hurdles Remain

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening on these so-called brain-computer interfaces. More researchers and companies are moving into the area. Yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Will Starlink succeed? (Part 4)

Will Starlink succeed? (Part 4)

In the last article we have discussed latency. In addition to that, spectrum/orbit resources and potential for military applications are also important considerations.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)

Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)

Part two of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He. In the last article we discussed the speed issue of Starlink, compared to 5G. There are another three concerns.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 1)

Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 1)

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation that is being constructed by SpaceX. Part one of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He.
External Company Press Release
Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets

Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets

Relativity Space, the first company to 3D print an entire rocket and build the largest metal 3D printers in the world, has closed a $500 million Series D equity funding round. The funding will enable Relativity to accelerate its planned initiatives, including its factory of the future, launch vehicle development, and 3D printing technologies.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 9, 2020
Smart City Hardware: $1.7 Trillion Market Ahead

Smart City Hardware: $1.7 Trillion Market Ahead

Uniquely, the new IDTechEx Research report analyses and forecasts the major disruptive opportunities for radically new city materials, equipment and systems totalling a $1.7 trillion market in 2041.
External Company Press Release
ESA awards Dawn Aerospace €385K for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

ESA awards Dawn Aerospace €385K for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

The European Space Agency has granted a €385K development contract to launch provider, Dawn Aerospace under the Future Launcher Preparatory Program. Through the contract, ESA will support Dawn in developing additively manufactured combustion chambers for high performance and high combustion pressure rocket engines.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 6, 2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies

Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies

How do you measure the pose - that is the 3D rotation and 3D translation - of a piece of space junk so that a grasping satellite can capture it in real time in order to successfully remove it from Earth's orbit?
Space Tech Journal
Nov 5, 2020
IDTechEx Have Released a New Report on the Smart Cities Market

IDTechEx Have Released a New Report on the Smart Cities Market

IDTechEx have released a new market research report on the topic of smart cities markets - trillions of dollars on reinvented energy, food, water, transport, sensing, multipurpose materials.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Chinese Astronauts Second Walk Outside Space Station

Two astronauts in the Shenzhou 12 crew have successfully exited the cabin. Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming achieved a spacewalk outside the core module of the new space station to instal a coolant pump..
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Satellite to Test Space Junk Removal Technologies

Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to test space junk removal technologies for Aurora Propulsion Technologies, a Finnish company dedicated to the sustainable use of space.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 11, 2021
First Simulated Mars Surface Habitat 3D Printed for NASA

First Simulated Mars Surface Habitat 3D Printed for NASA

A 3D-printed habitat, known as Mars Dune Alpha, at NASA's Johnson Space Center. will be completed by ICON's next-gen Vulcan construction system that will simulate a realistic Mars habitat to support long-duration, exploration-class space missions.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 23, 2021
NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

NASA's 3D Printed MOXIE Extracts Oxygen From The Red Planet

The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 19, 2021
6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

6G Communications Trillion Dollar Opportunity

Phone systems change every ten years. 5G communications is now rolling out worldwide. It is time to plan 6G communications for 2030! Although little is decided - not even the frequency - much can be said about the extremely ambitious 6G objectives and challenges. This article gives the IDTechEx appraisal of 6G communications 2021-2041.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 15, 2021
New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research

New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research

As the International Space Station orbits Earth, its four pairs of solar arrays soak up the sun's energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Will Starlink succeed? (Part 4)

Will Starlink succeed? (Part 4)

In the last article we have discussed latency. In addition to that, spectrum/orbit resources and potential for military applications are also important considerations.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 1)

Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 1)

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation that is being constructed by SpaceX. Part one of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 9, 2020
Smart City Hardware: $1.7 Trillion Market Ahead

Smart City Hardware: $1.7 Trillion Market Ahead

Uniquely, the new IDTechEx Research report analyses and forecasts the major disruptive opportunities for radically new city materials, equipment and systems totalling a $1.7 trillion market in 2041.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 6, 2020
Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies

Deep Learning Algorithms Helping to Clear Space Junk from our Skies

How do you measure the pose - that is the 3D rotation and 3D translation - of a piece of space junk so that a grasping satellite can capture it in real time in order to successfully remove it from Earth's orbit?
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 20, 2021
International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

International Space Station Experiment Expands DNA Research

Studying DNA repair is key to future space exploration, which could expose humans to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation. Conditions in space also could affect the way the body repairs such damage, potentially compounding that risk.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 14, 2021
3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

3D Printed Human Liver Tissue wins NASA Prize

Two teams of scientists have won first and second place in NASA's Vascular Tissue Challenge. The prize competition aims to accelerate tissue engineering innovations to benefit people on Earth today and space explorers in the future.
External Company Press Release
VELO3D to Become Public Company

VELO3D to Become Public Company

VELO3D and JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

Alphabet Again Exits Drones: Others Again Jump In

In 2017, after four years of setbacks and crashes, Alphabet shut its project flying solar-powered fixed-wing drones in the upper atmosphere to beam the internet to those cut-off. They have now ended their upper-atmosphere balloon version as well.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 4, 2020
Brain Controlled Computers are Becoming a Reality, but Hurdles Remain

Brain Controlled Computers are Becoming a Reality, but Hurdles Remain

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening on these so-called brain-computer interfaces. More researchers and companies are moving into the area. Yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)

Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)

Part two of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He. In the last article we discussed the speed issue of Starlink, compared to 5G. There are another three concerns.
External Company Press Release
Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets

Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets

Relativity Space, the first company to 3D print an entire rocket and build the largest metal 3D printers in the world, has closed a $500 million Series D equity funding round. The funding will enable Relativity to accelerate its planned initiatives, including its factory of the future, launch vehicle development, and 3D printing technologies.
External Company Press Release
ESA awards Dawn Aerospace €385K for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

ESA awards Dawn Aerospace €385K for 3D Printed Rocket Engines

The European Space Agency has granted a €385K development contract to launch provider, Dawn Aerospace under the Future Launcher Preparatory Program. Through the contract, ESA will support Dawn in developing additively manufactured combustion chambers for high performance and high combustion pressure rocket engines.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 5, 2020
IDTechEx Have Released a New Report on the Smart Cities Market

IDTechEx Have Released a New Report on the Smart Cities Market

IDTechEx have released a new market research report on the topic of smart cities markets - trillions of dollars on reinvented energy, food, water, transport, sensing, multipurpose materials.
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