The Cassini spacecraft, part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission, is due to start a series of 22 orbits in between Saturn and its rings today, the 26th of April.
Are we alone in the universe? In the words of Arthur C. Clark: “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
Boeing signs a contract with Norsk Titanium AS for 3D printed structural titanium parts for the 787 Dreamliner. This technology could save them millions every year.
The Airbus Zephyr is a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) UAV that runs solely on solar power and holds multiple records in this field. Its purpose is to provide a cheap and eco-friendly alternative for local satellite-like services. Flying at an altitude of 20km, the Zephyr is able to provide a high-resolution imagery to an area of over 1,000km2.
SpaceX created a milestone in space exploration history on March 31st by successfully launching the SES-10 satellite using one of it’s recovered Falcon-9 rockets and then recovering it again. Could this be the start of a new trend of reusing launch rockets?