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Scientists were amazed the thrusters worked having been out of action since 1980.
There are 29,000 tracked pieces of space debris in orbit, and a million more too small to follow. They pose a risk to astronauts and satellites. So what can be done?
Galileo could improve your phone's location accuracy up to 100 times. Here’s how to find out if you can use it and what it can do.
1. Sputnik started the space race
The launch of Sputnik on October 4th, 1957, started the space race between the Soviet Union and United States
This week in Business Planet we look at the problem posed by space debris and meet some of those who are developing solutions.
Sixty years ago, Sputnik became the first satellite in space and changed the world forever.
Peek inside this private jet cruiser worth 45 million euros
Paris Air Show
Europe's space sector was keen to show the world how agile it can be in the face of global competition for launch and satellite services at the Paris Air Show this year, another sign that the business
Paris Air Show
Watch our exclusive interview with Alain Charmeau, head of the newly formed ArianeGroup
We meet heads of ESA, NASA & Thomas Pesquet at the Paris Air Show
Stratolaunch is a massive aircraft. It is designed to launch rockets into space.
It comes with a wingspan of 117 metres or 385 feet. That makes it
The International Space Station has undergone urgent repairs after a critical relay box abruptly failed.
“You have probably used an app on your mobile phone to get the weather forecast.
Behind the scenes at the Canadian Space Agency to meet the team that controls the Canadarm 2, trains astronauts to use space robots, and develops rovers for the Moon and Mars.
Galileo goes live.
Which kind of space suit will an astronaut wear on Mars?
A full-scale, wearable and adjustable model of a space suit designed for the first Mars landing underwent testing on Monday (5 December) at the Rhode Island School of…
From the ocean depths to the vastness of the cosmos, new technologies give scientists a better understanding of the world around us.
NASA’s SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to Earth carrying a huge cargo of scientific experiments from the International Space Station.
Russia has launched its first rocket from a new cosmodrome 24-hours after a technical glitch forced lift off to be put back, much to the annoyance of President Vladimir Putin.