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October 1, 2016

Europe must find another Rosetta

It was the strangest of atmospheres. Quite sombre, actually. Akin almost to a wake. Controllers had waited in silence for a radio signal to drop off […]
September 30, 2016

Rosetta probe collision signal awaited

Officials are awaiting confirmation of the Rosetta probe’s collision into a 4km-wide ball of ice and dust. The spacecraft should already have hit its target, but […]
September 29, 2016

How SpaceX’s New Raptor Engine Will Get Us to Mars

Before Elon Musk walked on to the stage at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress to declare exactly how humans are going to become an interplanetary […]
September 28, 2016

KhalifaSat set to commence providing detailed Satellite Imagery Services in early 2018

High resolution satellite imagery opens up a vital new perspective to users around the world. The third satellite to be manufactured by the Mohammed bin Rashid […]
September 28, 2016

ELON MUSK'S PLAN TO COLONIZE MARS GIVES US THE SCI-FI FUTURE WE CRAVE

NOW LET’S SEE IF HE CAN MAKE IT REALITY In Mexico yestreday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk outlined his company’s plans to take humanity to Mars. Speaking […]
September 27, 2016

Going to Mars Could Mess Up the Hunt for Alien Life

Elon Musk wants to send humans to the red planet. But even our robotic presence there risks contaminating Mars with invasive microbes. Twenty years ago, America […]
September 26, 2016

SpaceX test-fires the engines that could take humans to Mars

SpaceX has conducted its first firing test of its Raptor engine, the powerful propulsion system that the company aims to use to take humans to Mars. SpaceX […]
September 25, 2016

How science fiction has imagined colonizing our solar system and beyond

Next week, Elon Musk is slated to make a big announcement about SpaceX’s most ambitious goal to date: the colonization of Mars. Musk has never shied away from […]
September 24, 2016

SPACEX MAY HAVE SOLVED THE CAUSE OF ITS ROCKET EXPLOSION

DATA POINTS TO A ‘LARGE BREACH IN THE CRYOGENIC HELIUM SYSTEM’ After a difficult investigation, SpaceX has a lead on the cause of the September 1 explosion of the Falcon […]