Are recent high-profile Asian space projects evidence of technological attainment? Or are they merely exercises in politics?
Can advances in hypersonics revolutionise flight and access to space?
After decades of research, recent breakthroughs put us on the cusp of reaping hypersonic benefits
As political priorities give way to financial, the space powers must reinvent themselves
The knowledge required to perform human spaceflight and the people it breeds are precious. There must not be a hiatus in human spaceflight capability
The world reacted with incredulity when a Malaysian airliner disappeared without trace earlier this year. Kurt Weidemeyer, explains how its satellite services could greatly improve airline safety
How breaking down the divisions between state and private sector, academia and industry, and between national agencies, can multiply returns
The countless space-derived technologies that we enjoy in everyday life have often taken circuitous routes. How can we exploit space research more effectively?
We must invest in technology today if we are going achieve the enormous gains in the field of space exploration that lie within our grasp
NASA’s MAVEN mission is the first to focus on the upper atmosphere of Mars. Currently in orbit around the red planet, it should deepen our understanding of how Mars’s climate has evolved over the last four billion years