We live in an era often characterized as experiencing the “democratization” of space. One company doing interesting work in this respect is Nanoracks. It has…View More How does Nanoracks go about democratizing access to space?
Cubesats are becoming more common. In low Earth orbit, they are becoming so prevalent that concerns are arising about space debris and interference with Earth-based…View More How are cubesats advancing astrophysics?
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?
Robotic emissaries explore the universe for us. Whether traveling to our moon, to other planets, or beyond the Solar System, robots are sometimes much more…View More How will robotic exploration of the universe evolve?
Swarms of small satellites and robots will revolutionize our exploration of the cosmos. That’s the vision behind ongoing miniaturization efforts in the field of aerospace…View More Swarms of Satellites: Miniaturizing Space Exploration
Student projects are fun learning experiences. Some focus on dissecting frogs to learn about anatomy. Others germinate dried beans to learn about botany. However,…View More Students’ Very Own Space Agency: Space Concordia
There are plenty of ore-bearing asteroids above our heads. Accessing their resources presents a huge incentive for future space exploration. There is already a race among entrepreneurs to be…View More Trillions of Dollars Above our Heads: Asteroid Mining
Space exploration used to be an expensive endeavor, but this is no longer the case. Anyone with $40K can now send a satellite into orbit. Universities,…View More Cubesats Make Space Accessible