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Deep Space Industries plans robotic fleet to mine asteroids
Deep Space Industries have outlined their ambitious plan to mine asteroids for fuel and materials.
Twin servicing missions end on space station
Space telescopes' new views of the Horsehead
New moves to tackle growing danger of space junk
Swiss shuttle will be new satellite launcher
Apollo rockets are lifted from the seabed
SpaceX tests its vertical takeoff and vertical landing rocket
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UK funding boost for world's biggest optical telescope
Plans to build a monster telescope that will become the world's largest optical instrument have been boosted by an £88 million funding pledge by the UK.
NASA's Orion will survive a parachute failure
NASA engineers have successfully demonstrated that the Orion crewed capsule will be able to land safely even if a main parachute fails.
Smartphone satellite prepares for launch
STRaND-1 will be the first satellite controlled by a a smartphone, and will also host innovative technologies such as a part manufactured from a 3-D printer.
Architects' project for ESA is out of this world
The European Space Agency has enlisted the services of Foster + Partners, one of the world's leading firm of architects, to design a new building - for the Moon.
Star track - the next generation
NASA has launched into space TDRS-K, the first in a new generation of communications satellites that will boost a vital support network for missions orbiting the Earth.
New company to join the asteroid gold rush
Deep Space Industries intends to build a fleet of commercial asteroid-prospecting spacecraft that can harvest and process these chunks of space rock
Europe's ATV technology will drive NASA's Orion spacecraft
NASA has agreed a deal with ESA to adapt technology from the ATV spacecraft to drive the new Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
Reusable rocket makes biggest leap yet
SpaceX's prototype reusable rocket, known as Grasshopper, took its biggest leap yet on December 17 during a 29 second test flight, launching to a height of 131 feet (40 metres), hovering and then returning to the ground on its legs.
Supercomputer boost for world's highest observatory
A major step forward towards completion of the world's highest telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), has come with installation and testing of its supercomputer.
Skylon spaceplane's revolutionary engine passes key milestone
A revolutionary new engine designed to propel a spacecraft to orbit in a single stage has passed a critical milestone.
CubeSat innovation will help reduce space junk
Engineers at the UK's University of Glasgow have developed a practical solution to help avoid adding to the growing problem of "space junk" debris threatening satellites and spacecraft
Europe unveils plans for future in space
European ministers have agreed to invest 10 billion euros in future space projects following two days of budget talks in the Italian city of Naples.
Testing at advanced stage for Europe's new spacecraft
A series of descent and landing tests are nearing completion for Europe's latest spacecraft designed for low Earth orbit, the IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle.
Space agencies test a new interplanetary internet
NASA astronaut Sunita Williams has helped test a new interplanetary version of the Internet that the European and US space agencies are developing to support the future of spaceflight.
Simulated Mars and Moon soil tested for astronaut radiation shields
The European Space Agency (ESA) is researching materials, which could include simulated Moon or Mars soil, that could be used to shield astronauts from space radiation during missions to the Moon, Mars or an asteroid.
Paintballs could deflect an incoming asteroid
Firing pellets of paint powder at an asteroid heading toward Earth could be sufficient to deflect its trajectory away from a collision, according to an innovative proposal by a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
NASA to develop service stations for satellites
NASA is developing the technology to build Earth-orbiting 'service stations' capable of extending the life of Earth-orbiting satellites.
Orbital debris test radar deployed by the European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) has deployed its first space debris test radar in Spain.
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