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Rolls-Royce Reveals a Nuclear Reactor That Could Provide Power on the Moon

Rolls-Royce has released a teaser about the "micro-reactor" they are developing in partnership with the UK Space Agency.

4 days ago

Future Space Telescopes Could be 100 Meters Across, Constructed in Space, and Then Bent Into a Precise Shape

An MIT team proposes a new method for in-space assembly to built a self-adjusting 100 m (328 ft) space telescope

6 days ago

It’s Already Hard Enough to Block a Single Star’s Light to See its Planets. But Binary Stars? Yikes

Detecting exoplanets was frontier science not long ago. But now we've found over 5,000 of them, and we expect to…

1 week ago

NASA and DARPA Will be Testing a Nuclear Rocket in Space

NASA and DARPA have teamed up to create a nuclear thermal rocket that could perform an orbital flight test by…

1 week ago

A Novel Propulsion System Would Hurl Hypervelocity Pellets at a Spacecraft to Speed it up

A new proposal for a pellet-beam spacecraft could enable interstellar missions and a Solar Gravitational Lens in a matter of…

2 weeks ago

Scientists Build a Teeny Tiny Tractor Beam

Tractor beams make intuitive sense. Matter and energy interact with each other in countless ways throughout the Universe. Magnetism and…

2 weeks ago

New Nuclear Rocket Design to Send Missions to Mars in Just 45 Days

NASA's Advanced Innovation Concepts (NAIC) program selected a new type of bimodal nuclear propulsion that could allow for missions to…

3 weeks ago

Is Space Power a Good Idea? A New Spacecraft is Going to Find Out!

Caltech has launched a technology demonstrator that will evaluate space based solar power technologies

4 weeks ago

NASA Just Tested a new Engine That Will Launch Artemis V and Beyond

NASA just conducted a hot fire test of the refurbished RS-25 engines that will take astronauts back to the Moon!

2 months ago

Birds use Dynamic Soaring to Pick Up Velocity. We Could Use a Similar Trick to Go Interstellar

A new proposal for an interstellar mission shows how a solar sail could use the same technique birds do to…

2 months ago