Space is the next economic frontier… hear more about it at Disrupt SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] For decades space has been the play place for world powers, but the advent of (relatively) cheap and frequent rocket launches has opened it up for new business opportunities. But it’s still hard as hell, as early adopters of this orbital economy Tess Hatch of Bessemer Ventures, Swarm’s Sara Spangelo and OneWeb’s Adrian Steckel […]

NASA Tests Space Concrete for Future Mars Habitats

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA is looking toward a future when humans could visit Mars for an extended period, and Elon Musk is promising to send people there in the next decade. Whenever humans do set foot on Mars, they’re going to need […]

Relativity Space signs its the satellite transportation company Momentus as its first customer – gpgmail

[ad_1] Relativity Space, the startup developing manufacturing technologies for entirely 3D printed rockets and space equipment, has signed its latest paying customer, the orbital transportation startup, Momentus. Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket will carry Momentus’ small and medium-sized satellite payloads on its rocket and Momentus will then move those satellites into geosynchronous orbit using its own […]

ESA Calls for Space Traffic Rules After Near Miss With SpaceX Satellite

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We talk often about how big space is, and indeed, it is really, mind-bogglingly big. However, space around Earth is feeling smaller all the time. SpaceX has launched the first few dozen of what will eventually grow to a […]

Fleet Space Technologies raises $7.35M for its space-based IoT tech – gpgmail

[ad_1] Australian satellite startup Fleet Space Technologies has raised a $7.35 million round of funding to help launch its next generation of nanosatellites, extremely small satellites it employs to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to customers globally. Fleet’s satellites are roughly the size of shoe boxes, which are much cheaper and easier to launch […]

USB4 brings better speeds and compatibility — but loses the space in the name – gpgmail

[ad_1] The organizations behind the widely used USB standard have released some new info on the latest iteration of the interface, and it’s nothing but good news for consumers. It’ll be faster and bring improved compatibility, with no need to pay close attention to which cable or port you’re using. And pedants take note: there’s […]

Made In Space is building satellites that build themselves – gpgmail

[ad_1] In a nondescript building near Moffett Field, still undistracted by any VC funding, an 80-person company named Made In Space is building tools for the next generation of satellites and space exploration, including most remarkably, the first self-manufacturing satellite, due for launch in three years’ time. Building in space rather than on the ground, […]

Engineers Connect Two Halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for First Time

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Development of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) stretches all the way back to the mid-90s. No one at the time could have anticipated how long it would take to get the monstrously complex instrument built, but we’re in […]

SpaceX’s Dragon completes record-setting third Space Station resupply mission – gpgmail

[ad_1] A SpaceX Dragon capsule that set down in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday after having been docked at the International Space Station since late July became the first such vehicle to do three of those trips. SpaceX uses its Dragon cargo capsule to ferry experiment materials, supplies and more to and from the ISS, […]

NASA Has Fired Up the Deep Space Atomic Clock

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA has to rethink some tried-and-true approaches to spacecraft navigation as it eyes more distant targets. Spacecraft need extremely accurate location measurements to plan maneuvers, but the way we’ve been doing that can be painfully slow. That’s why NASA […]