One of the most important benefits of engaging with space is learning about Earth. It was only by leaving the planet did we gain a…
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?
There is a tendency among space buffs to focus on next-generation technologies and cutting-edge science. An important factor that drives engagement with space is grounded…View More How is venture capital affecting the space sector?
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?
One area of concern in space exploration is forward and backward contamination – bringing life forms from Earth to other places or vice versa. There…View More Will humans inevitably cause microbial colonization of space?
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?
Astrobiology is a rapidly growing area of space science. It is characterized by interdisciplinarity, bringing together perspectives from various scientific fields. It also addresses one…View More What is astrobiology and how does one enter the field?
The US military is one of the most important entities in terms of developing space infrastructure that has global repercussions. Perhaps the most obvious example…View More What impact does US military space infrastructure have on global society?
The more one becomes familiar with space, the more one realizes what a varied subject it is. There are space lawyers, space artists, space social…View More How does one go about becoming a space archaeologist?
Africa receives less attention than other regions in discussions of the global space sector. But there is significant activity, as exemplified by the Square Kilometre…View More What is happening in the space sector in Ghana?
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?