SPACE TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Space Technology News

Covering space technology and space travel news including new discoveries about our universe. Space is truly the new frontier and with SpaceX leading the way in commercial space flight we are seeing a renewal of the space race of the 1960s. It’s an exciting time to be tracking the development of space programs and the new tech that may soon see us reach Mars and beyond!

Astronomy is also advancing rapidly with modern technology as we look to the stars for answers to our own existence and revealing the awesome beauty of the universe.

Latest space technology news
Why Space?

Why Space?

by Elizabeth Neil (Cover image courtesy Gilmour Space) It seems the Australian Government has its eyes on the skies but feet firmly on the ground as it announced a 10-year roadmap dedicated to Australia’s aerospace sector. However, as our planet is in the midst of a...

No signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

No signs of alien technology in 10 million star systems

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has completed the deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for alien technologies, scanning a patch of sky known to include at least 10 million stars. Astronomers used the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope...

Student research team develops hybrid rocket engine

Student research team develops hybrid rocket engine

In a year defined by obstacles, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student rocket team persevered. Working together across five time zones, they successfully designed a hybrid rocket engine that uses paraffin and a novel nitrous oxide-oxygen mixture called...

Closest Asteroid Flyby on Record

Closest Asteroid Flyby on Record

An SUV-size space rock flew past our planet over the weekend and was detected by a NASA-funded asteroid survey as it departed.   Near Earth Asteroids, or NEAs, pass by our home planet all the time. But an SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for...

Starship SN5 Does A 150m Hop

Starship SN5 Does A 150m Hop

Finally! SpaceX Starship Prototype SN5 Flies Just Over 150 Meters Into the Air By Fraser Cain - Universe Today On Tuesday, August 4th, ground crews at the SpaceX launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas, accomplished a major milestone. After 11 months of prototyping,...

Virgin Galactic new contract

Virgin Galactic new contract

Since it’s founding in 2004, Virgin Galactic have been set on designing and operating spacecraft capable of suborbital flight. While the organisation has revealed and tested many concepts over the years, fully orbital spacecraft haven’t been at the forefront of their...