Earth observation is an area of the space sector with many applications. Access to regularly updated basic imagery is very useful – how many times…
Space business tends to be concentrated in a few key markets. But technological improvements are leading to geographic diversification. Other countries are starting to play…View More What role does New Zealand play in the global space sector?
Fast radio bursts are astronomical phenomena not yet well-understood. They are transient pulses, emanating from unidentified high-energy astrophysical processes. To learn more about FRBs, we…View More What’s it like studying fast radio bursts hundreds of lightyears away?
Outer space is a common context in video games. Sometimes, space plays a central role in the story. Other times, space is simply an artistic…View More How does one go about creating a space-themed video game?
One of the best-known mass extinction events in Earth’s history was the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event. Dinosaurs were among the species that perished. It is…View More How did the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs cause extinction?
Is it important to keep our nighttime skies dark? There has been significant debate lately about this topic, spurred by the growth of satellite constellations.…View More Why should we keep our nighttime skies dark?
How did life originate on Earth? This is still an open question. It is furthermore one that relates to the field of astrobiology – knowing…View More What does Australia’s outback teach us about astrobiology?
It used to be that space missions were carried out by large governments. During the Cold War, Washington and Moscow led humanity’s engagement with space.…View More What is happening in the space sector in Taiwan?
The Apollo program is well-known both inside and outside the space community. Its achievements are important benchmarks in humanity’s engagement with space. Much focus is…View More What are the hidden tales of the Apollo program?
Orbital mechanics are not an obvious subject for a coloring book, but the result can be beautiful. It can also be inspirational for children today…View More Why would you create a coloring book about orbital mechanics?
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?