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Deep Space Industries plans robotic fleet to mine asteroids
Deep Space Industries have outlined their ambitious plan to mine asteroids for fuel and materials.
Another giant telescope gets funding boost
Giant satellite will monitor Earth's rain and snowfall
ESA makes plans to capture derelict satellites
New techniques will sharpen view for giant telescope
New technique to search for life's ingredients in space dust
Instruments come together in milestone for JWST
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Electric sail could send probe to explore Uranus
A team of scientists is proposing a mission to the ice giant planet Uranus using an advanced form of solar sail.
Rival spaceplanes attract interest abroad
The US spaceplane Dream Chaser and the revolutionary UK hybrid engine that will power Skylon have each drawn fresh international interest.
Space skinsuit being developed
The Space Medicine Office of ESA's European Astronaut Centre is developing a high-tech tight-fitting 'skinsuit' that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space.
First light for the world's most powerful exoplanet camera
The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imaging and analyzing planets around other stars has begun collecting light from distant worlds.
Cygnus cargo ship launches to the space station
Orbital Sciences Corporation has successfully launched its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Gossamer sail set to deorbit satellites
An ultra-lightweight "gossamer sail" to deorbit ageing satellites in a safe manner, is nearing its first test in space.
Astronauts prepare for Christmas spacewalks to replace pump
Astronauts could carry out the first Christmas Day spacewalk for 39 years to replace a faulty cooling pump outside the International Space Station
Mars One secures lead suppliers for its first mission to Mars
Mars One has contracted Lockheed Martin and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
Curiosity passes 100,000 shots fired by its laser
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the laser on its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument more than 100,000 times.
Listening to radio helps telescope track space debris
The Murchison Widefield Array -- a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array -- has successfully been used to track space debris.
Moon Express tests flight software on prototype robotic lander
Commercial lunar exploration company Moon Express has been trying out its flight software on NASA's Mighty Eagle, a prototype robotic lander.
Swarm launched into orbit to check Earth's magnetic shield
The European Space Agency has launched a constellation of three satellites called Swarm into orbit to probe and monitor the Earth’s weakening magnetic field.
Design contracts awarded for super-telescope array
A big step towards the construction of the world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project, has occurred with the award of design contracts.
Scientists create a box for Martian delights
The European Space Agency has released details of technology that could be used to return samples from Mars.
Goodbye Cygnus as astronauts put out the trash
The Cygnus space freighter will plunge to destruction in the atmosphere today after being released from the International Space Station
Gravity-mapping satellite is set to plunge to Earth
ESA's gravity-mapping satellite GOCE has run out of fuel and is destined to crash to Earth in the next three weeks.
SpaceX makes another leap toward rocket reusability
SpaceX has been making progress toward its goal of reusable rockets in recent flights of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket and Falcon 9 test rig, codenamed Grasshopper
World’s largest solar sail completes successful test
The Sunjammer Mission has successfully deployed a quadrant of its solar sail in a key milestone test on the way towards a launch slated for January 2015.
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