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Space Tech Journal
Sep 13, 2021
Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

The partnership between Velo3D Inc and Launcher is proving out the value of 3D printing for delivering these satellites to orbit cost-effectively and with destination-orbit flexibility.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 9, 2021
Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

World Electric Vehicle Day is here, and, as an industry analyst, it presents a great occasion to take a retrospective look at the past decade of innovation and disruption.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 8, 2021
Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

NASA's Perseverance rover has completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil. Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received data that confirmed the historic milestone. The core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, making it available for retrieval in the future.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 6, 2021
Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers can't touch the stars they study, but astrophysicists are using 3-dimensional models that fit in the palm of the hand to unravel the structural complexities of stellar nurseries, the vast clouds of gas and dust where star formation occurs.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 31, 2021
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

After successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is being prepped for shipment to its launch site. Engineering teams have completed Webb's long-spanning comprehensive testing regimen at Northrop Grumman's facilities. Webb's many tests and checkpoints were designed to ensure that the world's most complex space science observatory will operate as designed once in space.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 30, 2021
Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 26, 2021
New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 24, 2021
Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Among our solar system's many moons, Saturn's Titan stands out - it's the only moon with a substantial atmosphere and liquid on the surface. It even has a weather system like Earth's, though it rains methane instead of water. Might it also host some kind of life?
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
Sep 13, 2021
Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Autonomous Robot Swarms to Harvest the Moon's Resources

Aerospace and mining engineers are mapping out a plan for harvesting the moon's resources using autonomous robot swarms and new excavation techniques.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 9, 2021
Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies

World Electric Vehicle Day is here, and, as an industry analyst, it presents a great occasion to take a retrospective look at the past decade of innovation and disruption.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 6, 2021
Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers Create the First 3D Printed Stellar Nurseries

Astronomers can't touch the stars they study, but astrophysicists are using 3-dimensional models that fit in the palm of the hand to unravel the structural complexities of stellar nurseries, the vast clouds of gas and dust where star formation occurs.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 31, 2021
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

After successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is being prepped for shipment to its launch site. Engineering teams have completed Webb's long-spanning comprehensive testing regimen at Northrop Grumman's facilities. Webb's many tests and checkpoints were designed to ensure that the world's most complex space science observatory will operate as designed once in space.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 26, 2021
New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

New Class of Habitable Exoplanets a Step Forward in Search for Life

A new class of exoplanet very different to our own, but which could support life, has been identified by astronomers, which could greatly accelerate the search for life outside our Solar System.
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.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

Velo3D and Launcher Expand High-Performance Liquid Rocket Engine Compo

The partnership between Velo3D Inc and Launcher is proving out the value of 3D printing for delivering these satellites to orbit cost-effectively and with destination-orbit flexibility.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 8, 2021
Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

NASA's Perseverance rover has completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil. Mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory received data that confirmed the historic milestone. The core is now enclosed in an airtight titanium sample tube, making it available for retrieval in the future.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 2, 2021
Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn Aerospace Flight Testing Commences - Five Flights Complete

Dawn is creating reusable and sustainable space technologies - suborbital and orbital rocket-powered planes - that operate much like a fleet of aircraft, taking off and landing horizontally at airports.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 30, 2021
Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Will it be Safe for Humans to Fly to Mars?

Sending human travelers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles. One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 24, 2021
Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Dragonfly Mission to Titan Announces Big Science Goals

Among our solar system's many moons, Saturn's Titan stands out - it's the only moon with a substantial atmosphere and liquid on the surface. It even has a weather system like Earth's, though it rains methane instead of water. Might it also host some kind of life?
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.
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