Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch

The European probe will gather some of the most detailed ever pictures and movies of our star.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration the-sun european-space-agency

OneWeb: London start-up set to launch first big batch of satellites

The UK-based firm plans near-monthly launches of spacecraft to deliver a broadband internet service.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 6, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: oneweb broadband space-exploration communications-satellites

Green light for UK commercial telecoms Moon mission

The Lunar Pathfinder spacecraft will sell communications services to other missions at the Moon.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 5, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: british-space-programme space-exploration the-moon european-space-agency telecommunication

Chunk of space rock may hold grains from before the sun’s birth

There's surpising new evidence of "presolar grains," tiny bits of material from before the sun existed, in a meteorite chunk called Curious Marie.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL | Feb. 3, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology meteorites space sun

The medieval knight who went into space

Multimillionaire computer games veteran Richard Garriott is also a pioneer of space tourism.

By James Jeffrey | Feb. 3, 2020 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: entrepreneurship united-states nasa gaming space

Solar Orbiter completes preparation for launch

With all testing complete, Europe's audacious mission to our star is placed atop its launch rocket.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration the-sun european-space-agency

Mega-constellation firms meet European astronomers

Scientists put their concerns about giant satellite networks directly to the companies involved.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 31, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: spacex astronomy space-exploration communications-satellites

Women in STEM: Shagita Gounden

Shagita Gounden is a systems engineer working on the world’s largest radio telescope, an Executive MBA candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, and a member of St Edmund’s College. Here, she tells us about being part of a massive global science project, the benefits of working with an international team, and how it makes her hopeful as a South African.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 30, 2020 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: astronomy space engineering women-in-stem

Two satellites in close shave over US city of Pittsburgh

Experts said a collision would have created a debris field, risking damage to other satellites.

BBC Science News | Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: space-debris united-states pittsburgh

Sun's surface seen in remarkable new detail

A telescope positioned atop a Hawaiian volcano acquires remarkable pictures of our convulsing star.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration the-sun hawaii european-space-agency

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