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CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

Designed for implementation in a 6U CubeSat (of 10cm x 20cm x 30cm dimensions), the QlevEr Sat demo is the latest development in an ongoing collaboration between CSUG and Teledyne e2v that was first established four years ago.
External Company Press Release
Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu, an Earth observation company which offers the highest resolution thermal imagery and insights, has secured a major new funding boost from the UK Space Agency.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 8, 2021
Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Midsummer has entered into a partnership with Italian Research Consortium Hypatia to provide ultra-lightweight thin film solar cells for a number of cutting-edge projects, including a space mission to the stratosphere planned for October 2022.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 5, 2021
Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? As scientists and innovators continue to push the boundaries of spaceflight and the possibility of human life on other planets, how can we build space infrastructure that is inclusive of all humans?
Space Tech Journal
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
Space Tech Journal
Nov 2, 2021
CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 26, 2021
Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space today announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 22, 2021
Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station. The space station, known as Starlab, will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued US presence and leadership in low-Earth orbit. Starlab is expected to achieve initial operational capability by 2027.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 20, 2021
NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is expected to launch in 2025 as NASA's latest small astrophysics mission.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 14, 2021
Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin successfully completed its second human spaceflight on board New Shepard. The flight included four astronauts, Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, and William Shatner, as well as thousands of postcards from Blue Origin's foundation, Club for the Future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Since the Perseverance rover landed in Jezero crater on Mars in February, the rover and its team of scientists back on Earth have been hard at work exploring the floor of the crater that once held an ancient lake. Perseverance and the Mars 2020 mission are looking for signs of ancient life on Mars and preparing a returnable cache of samples for later analyses on Earth.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 7, 2021
BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has captured its first views of its destination planet Mercury as it swooped past in a close gravity assist flyby.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 5, 2021
Astronomers May have Discovered First Planet to Orbit Three Stars

Astronomers May have Discovered First Planet to Orbit Three Stars

In a distant star system — a mere 1,300 light years away from Earth — researchers may have identified the first known planet to orbit three stars. Unlike our solar system, which consists of a solitary star, it is believed that half of all star systems, like GW Ori where astronomers observed the novel phenomenon, consist of two or more stars that are gravitationally bound to each other.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 1, 2021
Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Motor Co Ltd has introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 27, 2021
Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 22, 2021
NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources. Part of Artemis, VIPER will launch on a SpaceX Falcon-Heavy rocket for delivery to the Moon by Astrobotic's Griffin lander under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
External Company Press Release
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
External Company Press Release
CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

CSUG & Teledyne e2v Unveil AI-Enabled Smart Nanosatellite

Designed for implementation in a 6U CubeSat (of 10cm x 20cm x 30cm dimensions), the QlevEr Sat demo is the latest development in an ongoing collaboration between CSUG and Teledyne e2v that was first established four years ago.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 8, 2021
Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Ultra-Lightweight Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Mission

Midsummer has entered into a partnership with Italian Research Consortium Hypatia to provide ultra-lightweight thin film solar cells for a number of cutting-edge projects, including a space mission to the stratosphere planned for October 2022.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 4, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar - Smart Cities in 2022

Friday 12 November 2021 - covering recent progress with smart cities and what is likely to happen in 2022. It deals with both new cities and existing ones that are radically modernising. Learn how the objectives are now far more ambitious
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 26, 2021
Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space Developing Commercial Space Station

Blue Origin and Sierra Space today announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 20, 2021
NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation of chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is expected to launch in 2025 as NASA's latest small astrophysics mission.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 11, 2021
Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Rocks on Jezero Crater, Mars, Show Sustained Interaction with Water

Since the Perseverance rover landed in Jezero crater on Mars in February, the rover and its team of scientists back on Earth have been hard at work exploring the floor of the crater that once held an ancient lake. Perseverance and the Mars 2020 mission are looking for signs of ancient life on Mars and preparing a returnable cache of samples for later analyses on Earth.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 5, 2021
Astronomers May have Discovered First Planet to Orbit Three Stars

Astronomers May have Discovered First Planet to Orbit Three Stars

In a distant star system — a mere 1,300 light years away from Earth — researchers may have identified the first known planet to orbit three stars. Unlike our solar system, which consists of a solitary star, it is believed that half of all star systems, like GW Ori where astronomers observed the novel phenomenon, consist of two or more stars that are gravitationally bound to each other.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 30, 2021
Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space Technology Rocketing Upwards

Space. The final frontier, the first step in a journey just beginning, or a horrifying void matched only by your deep fear of the ocean? Whatever your feelings on space, technology has been steadily pushing forwards to take exploration further, faster, and foodier than ever before.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 22, 2021
NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

NASA's Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon's South Pole

In 2023, NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon's South Pole to map and explore the region's surface and subsurface for water and other resources. Part of Artemis, VIPER will launch on a SpaceX Falcon-Heavy rocket for delivery to the Moon by Astrobotic's Griffin lander under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative.
External Company Press Release
Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu Secures £1m Funding Boost From UK Space Agency

Satellite Vu, an Earth observation company which offers the highest resolution thermal imagery and insights, has secured a major new funding boost from the UK Space Agency.
Space Tech Journal
Nov 5, 2021
Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? As scientists and innovators continue to push the boundaries of spaceflight and the possibility of human life on other planets, how can we build space infrastructure that is inclusive of all humans?
Space Tech Journal
Nov 2, 2021
CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

CubeSat to Assess Origins of Hot Plasma in the Sun's Corona

NASA has selected the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, to measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun's corona - its outermost atmosphere. The nanosatellite is expected to be launched in 2024 as a secondary payload on another satellite launch. CubIXSS will determine the origins of hot plasma - highly ionized gas - in solar flares and active regions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 22, 2021
Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, Voyager Space, Lockheed Martin to Develop Space Station

Nanoracks, in collaboration with Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin, has formed a team to develop the first-ever free flying commercial space station. The space station, known as Starlab, will be a continuously crewed commercial platform, dedicated to conducting critical research, fostering industrial activity, and ensuring continued US presence and leadership in low-Earth orbit. Starlab is expected to achieve initial operational capability by 2027.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 14, 2021
Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin Completes Second Human Flight to Space and Back

Blue Origin successfully completed its second human spaceflight on board New Shepard. The flight included four astronauts, Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, and William Shatner, as well as thousands of postcards from Blue Origin's foundation, Club for the Future.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 7, 2021
BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

BepiColombo's First Views of Mercury

The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has captured its first views of its destination planet Mercury as it swooped past in a close gravity assist flyby.
Space Tech Journal
Oct 1, 2021
Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Takes on Rockets, Robots and eVTOL

Honda Motor Co Ltd has introduced the technology development direction the company is currently pursuing for the challenges Honda is taking on in new areas while leveraging its core technologies.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 27, 2021
Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Life Support Cooked up From Lunar Rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases.
External Company Press Release
Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

Lockheed Martin Taps MakerBot 3D Printers for Its Next Space Project

MakerBot, a Stratasys company, announced that Lockheed Martin has extended its use of MakerBot 3D printers to produce parts and designs for its upcoming space projects. MakerBot 3D printers have been in use for about five years and have provided easily accessible 3D printing for a host of projects for Lockheed Martin's team of engineers.
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