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Space Tech Journal
Jul 12, 2022
Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Astronauts find it difficult to maintain a natural circadian rhythm and generally complain about their sleep. Researchers have developed a technology that can read the brain's electrical activity and map our sleep patterns. The technology, along with astronaut Andreas Mogensen, will travel to the International Space Station ISS to examine the differences between human sleep patterns on earth and in space.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 4, 2022
Swarm of Tiny Swimming Robots Could Look for Life on Distant Worlds

Swarm of Tiny Swimming Robots Could Look for Life on Distant Worlds

Someday, a swarm of cellphone-size robots could whisk through the water beneath the miles-thick icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus, looking for signs of alien life. Packed inside a narrow ice-melting probe that would tunnel through the frozen crust, the tiny robots would be released underwater, swimming far from their mothercraft to take the measure of a new world.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 1, 2022
Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star Conditions

Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star Conditions

On the heels of a successful launch on June 26, NASA is set to launch two more sounding rockets from northern Australia during the first half of July. These missions will help astronomers understand how starlight influences a planet's atmosphere, possibly making or breaking its ability to support life as we know it.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 29, 2022
Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation

Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation

A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 24, 2022
Mapping Sulphur Reside on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

Mapping Sulphur Reside on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

Researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe Jupiter's moon, Europa, at ultraviolet wavelengths, filling in a "gap" in the various wavelengths used to observe this icy water world. The team's near-global UV maps show concentrations of sulfur dioxide on Europa's trailing side.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 14, 2022
First Analysis of Rocks Plucked from Speeding Asteroid

First Analysis of Rocks Plucked from Speeding Asteroid

After a six-year journey, a spacecraft called Hayabusa2 zinged back into Earth's atmosphere in late 2020 and landed deep in the Australian outback. When researchers from the Japanese space agency JAXA opened it, they found its precious payload sealed and intact: a handful of dirt that Hayabusa2 managed to scoop off the surface of a speeding asteroid.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 10, 2022
NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

NASA is commissioning a study team to start early in the fall to examine unidentified aerial phenomena - that is, observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena - from a scientific perspective. The study will focus on identifying available data, how best to collect future data, and how NASA can use that data to move the scientific understanding of UAPs forward.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 8, 2022
Geespace Successfully Launches First Nine Satellites

Geespace Successfully Launches First Nine Satellites

Geespace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely Technology Group and China's first privately owned developer, operator, and mass producer of low-orbit commercial satellites, has successfully launched its first nine satellites into low earth orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 6, 2022
NASA Partners with Industry for New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

NASA Partners with Industry for New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the Moon, by buying services that provide astronauts with next generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems to work outside the International Space Station, explore the lunar surface on Artemis missions, and prepare for human missions to Mars.
Space Tech Journal
May 30, 2022
NASA-Supported Solar Sail Could Take Science to New Heights

NASA-Supported Solar Sail Could Take Science to New Heights

As NASA's exploration continues to push boundaries, a new solar sail concept selected by the agency for development toward a demonstration mission could carry science to new destinations.
Space Tech Journal
May 23, 2022
Hubble Reaches New Milestone in Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate

Hubble Reaches New Milestone in Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate

Pursuit of the universe's expansion rate began in the 1920s with measurements by astronomers Edwin P. Hubble and Georges Lemaître. In 1998, this led to the discovery of "dark energy," a mysterious repulsive force accelerating the universe's expansion. In recent years, thanks to data from Hubble and other telescopes, astronomers found another twist: a discrepancy between the expansion rate as measured in the local universe compared to independent observations from right after the big bang, which predict a different expansion value.
Space Tech Journal
May 18, 2022
Microgrid for a Future Lunar Base

Microgrid for a Future Lunar Base

NASA's plan for its concept Artemis lunar base is that it will serve as a technology proving ground for the eventual human exploration of Mars. The base camp concept consists of a habitation unit — complete with room for up to four astronauts — as well as the potential for separate mining and fuel processing. Early Artemis missions will include short stays at the base camp with the goal to build up to stays of two months at a time.
Space Tech Journal
May 16, 2022
Orbex Shows First Full-scale Microlauncher Rocket Developed in Europe

Orbex Shows First Full-scale Microlauncher Rocket Developed in Europe

The unveiling of the first of a new generation of European launch vehicles - designed to launch a new category of very small satellites to orbit - represents a major step forward for the British rocket company as it prepares for the first ever vertical rocket launch to orbit from UK soil. Orbex´s Prime rocket is the first 'micro-launcher' developed in Europe to reach this stage of technical readiness.
Space Tech Journal
May 13, 2022
First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

Today astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to produce critical components for its industry-first satellite innovation, OneSat.
Space Tech Journal
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Space Tech Journal
May 3, 2022
Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images with each of its four powerful onboard science instruments.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 28, 2022
Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

The Axiom Mission 1 crew and the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down off the coast of Florida yesterday. The Ax-1 crew's arrival back to Earth officially concludes the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's E-2 liquid rocket engine successfully demonstrated nominal thrust, pressure and oxidizer/fuel mixture ratio for the first time in a test fire at NASA Stennis Space Center. E-2 is a closed cycle 3D-printed, high-performance liquid rocket engine in development for the Launcher Light launch vehicle (inaugural launch scheduled for 2024). A single E-2 engine will boost Launcher Light to low Earth orbit with 150 kg of payload.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 12, 2022
Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Smart Earbud Will Measure How Astronauts Sleep

Astronauts find it difficult to maintain a natural circadian rhythm and generally complain about their sleep. Researchers have developed a technology that can read the brain's electrical activity and map our sleep patterns. The technology, along with astronaut Andreas Mogensen, will travel to the International Space Station ISS to examine the differences between human sleep patterns on earth and in space.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 1, 2022
Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star Conditions

Rockets Launch from Australia to Seek Habitable Star Conditions

On the heels of a successful launch on June 26, NASA is set to launch two more sounding rockets from northern Australia during the first half of July. These missions will help astronomers understand how starlight influences a planet's atmosphere, possibly making or breaking its ability to support life as we know it.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 24, 2022
Mapping Sulphur Reside on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

Mapping Sulphur Reside on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

Researchers used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe Jupiter's moon, Europa, at ultraviolet wavelengths, filling in a "gap" in the various wavelengths used to observe this icy water world. The team's near-global UV maps show concentrations of sulfur dioxide on Europa's trailing side.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 10, 2022
NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

NASA to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

NASA is commissioning a study team to start early in the fall to examine unidentified aerial phenomena - that is, observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena - from a scientific perspective. The study will focus on identifying available data, how best to collect future data, and how NASA can use that data to move the scientific understanding of UAPs forward.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 6, 2022
NASA Partners with Industry for New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

NASA Partners with Industry for New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the Moon, by buying services that provide astronauts with next generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems to work outside the International Space Station, explore the lunar surface on Artemis missions, and prepare for human missions to Mars.
Space Tech Journal
May 23, 2022
Hubble Reaches New Milestone in Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate

Hubble Reaches New Milestone in Mystery of Universe's Expansion Rate

Pursuit of the universe's expansion rate began in the 1920s with measurements by astronomers Edwin P. Hubble and Georges Lemaître. In 1998, this led to the discovery of "dark energy," a mysterious repulsive force accelerating the universe's expansion. In recent years, thanks to data from Hubble and other telescopes, astronomers found another twist: a discrepancy between the expansion rate as measured in the local universe compared to independent observations from right after the big bang, which predict a different expansion value.
Space Tech Journal
May 16, 2022
Orbex Shows First Full-scale Microlauncher Rocket Developed in Europe

Orbex Shows First Full-scale Microlauncher Rocket Developed in Europe

The unveiling of the first of a new generation of European launch vehicles - designed to launch a new category of very small satellites to orbit - represents a major step forward for the British rocket company as it prepares for the first ever vertical rocket launch to orbit from UK soil. Orbex´s Prime rocket is the first 'micro-launcher' developed in Europe to reach this stage of technical readiness.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to produce critical components for its industry-first satellite innovation, OneSat.
Space Tech Journal
May 3, 2022
Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images with each of its four powerful onboard science instruments.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

The Axiom Mission 1 crew and the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down off the coast of Florida yesterday. The Ax-1 crew's arrival back to Earth officially concludes the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 4, 2022
Swarm of Tiny Swimming Robots Could Look for Life on Distant Worlds

Swarm of Tiny Swimming Robots Could Look for Life on Distant Worlds

Someday, a swarm of cellphone-size robots could whisk through the water beneath the miles-thick icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's moon Enceladus, looking for signs of alien life. Packed inside a narrow ice-melting probe that would tunnel through the frozen crust, the tiny robots would be released underwater, swimming far from their mothercraft to take the measure of a new world.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 29, 2022
Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation

Climate Damage Caused by Growing Space Tourism Needs Urgent Mitigation

A formidable space tourism industry may have a greater climate effect than the aviation industry and undo repair to the protective ozone layer if left unregulated, according to a new study.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 14, 2022
First Analysis of Rocks Plucked from Speeding Asteroid

First Analysis of Rocks Plucked from Speeding Asteroid

After a six-year journey, a spacecraft called Hayabusa2 zinged back into Earth's atmosphere in late 2020 and landed deep in the Australian outback. When researchers from the Japanese space agency JAXA opened it, they found its precious payload sealed and intact: a handful of dirt that Hayabusa2 managed to scoop off the surface of a speeding asteroid.
Space Tech Journal
Jun 8, 2022
Geespace Successfully Launches First Nine Satellites

Geespace Successfully Launches First Nine Satellites

Geespace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geely Technology Group and China's first privately owned developer, operator, and mass producer of low-orbit commercial satellites, has successfully launched its first nine satellites into low earth orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Space Tech Journal
May 30, 2022
NASA-Supported Solar Sail Could Take Science to New Heights

NASA-Supported Solar Sail Could Take Science to New Heights

As NASA's exploration continues to push boundaries, a new solar sail concept selected by the agency for development toward a demonstration mission could carry science to new destinations.
Space Tech Journal
May 18, 2022
Microgrid for a Future Lunar Base

Microgrid for a Future Lunar Base

NASA's plan for its concept Artemis lunar base is that it will serve as a technology proving ground for the eventual human exploration of Mars. The base camp concept consists of a habitation unit — complete with room for up to four astronauts — as well as the potential for separate mining and fuel processing. Early Artemis missions will include short stays at the base camp with the goal to build up to stays of two months at a time.
Space Tech Journal
May 13, 2022
First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

Today astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies.
Space Tech Journal
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 28, 2022
Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's E-2 liquid rocket engine successfully demonstrated nominal thrust, pressure and oxidizer/fuel mixture ratio for the first time in a test fire at NASA Stennis Space Center. E-2 is a closed cycle 3D-printed, high-performance liquid rocket engine in development for the Launcher Light launch vehicle (inaugural launch scheduled for 2024). A single E-2 engine will boost Launcher Light to low Earth orbit with 150 kg of payload.
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