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The world of engineering is a diverse one. In many cases, it is a male-dominated profession, but this need not be the case. To learn…View More What is it like being an aerospace engineer?
Outposts off planet are a sure sign of humanity’s deepening engagement with space. To date, the most significant one has been the International Space Station…View More How have space stations evolved?
Earth observation is an area of the space sector with many applications. Access to regularly updated basic imagery is very useful – how many times…View More What is it like being an Earth observation analyst?
Every year, space junk seems to be attracting more attention. As the number of satellites orbiting Earth grows, the chances increase of some of them…View More How big a deal is space junk and what should we do about it?
There is an ever-increasing number of satellites in orbit around Earth. There are more firms every day that are using satellite-provided Earth observation imagery to…View More How does the business of selling Earth observation data work?
Much fanfare is made about successful spacecraft missions. But what about those spacecraft that were never built? They deserve interest, too. We spoke to Samuel…View More What interesting spacecraft missions never happened?
Many manmade objects are in orbit around Earth. How do we know which are which? The problem is, we don’t. Not always, anyway. Oftentimes, we…View More How would ELROI let us know which satellites are which?
Mercury, one of Earth’s rocky neighbors, is one of our Solar System’s most enigmatic planets. It is notoriously difficult to study due to its close…View More How did MESSENGER revolutionize our understanding of Mercury?
Robots are critical for expanding humanity off-planet. They help not just with exploring distant parts of the universe, but also with advancing our economic activity…View More How will robotics advance the space economy?