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The Light Sail is Working… It’s Working!

Good news from The Planetary Society: LightSail 2's solar sail is functioning as intended. After launching on June 25th, then…

4 months ago

Drama In Low-Earth Orbit As LightSail2 Deploys Its Sails

LightSail 2 has successfully deployed its solar sails. Shortly after 12:00 pm PST The Planetary Society tweeted that the sails…

5 months ago

Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?

The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands of satellites…

5 months ago

Skywatcher and Satellite Tracker Photographs US Air Force’s Secret Space Plane in Orbit!

A satellite tracker from The Netherlands recently spotted and photographed the USAF's elusive and top-secret X-37B space plane.

5 months ago

The ESA’s SpaceBok Robot Will Hop Its Way Around Low-Gravity Worlds

The ESA is helping a group of students from Zurich test and develop their hopping exploration robot. Called SpaceBok, the…

5 months ago

Inflatable Heat Shield Could Deliver Heavy Payloads to Worlds With a Thick Atmosphere

NASA is testing out a new inflatable heat shield which could enable them to send heavier missions to Mars, as…

6 months ago

Japan’s First Private Rocket Flies to Space

Have you heard of Interstellar Technologies? They're the latest private company to launch their own rocket into space. They're a…

7 months ago

Astronauts Could Rely on Algae as the Perfect Life Support Partner

Researchers from Germany are testing a new hybrid life support system aboard the ISS, which uses algae to clean the…

7 months ago

The Starhops Have Begun!

After a minor delay, SpaceX has conducted the first successful hop test of their Starship Hopper, a key step in…

8 months ago

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

It's relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust.…

12 months ago