December 2014 Space Lounge

The vanity of machines

I was here – Rosetta’s self-portrait as it passes Mars, one of four planetary gravity assists needed to boost the spacecraft onto the trajectory to meet its target, comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

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Finding asteroids before they find us

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Protecting Earth from cosmic disasters


New oceans beckon for solar sail technology

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An artistic interpretation of orbital tracks for satellites in a mega constellation by artist Zoe Squires (see p108). Special Reports

Mega-challenges for mega-constellations

Pea flowers in the ‘Lada’ greenhouse. Space Environment

Growing plants without gravity

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Future space applications and their regulatory needs