Goonhilly antenna upgrade will support deep space missions
A planned upgrade to Goonhilly-6, the 32m diameter antenna based in Cornwall, will enable it to provide satellite communication services and deep-space tracking of future missions to the Moon and Mars.
NASA building supersonic X-plane that will be quieter than Concorde
NASA is developing an experimental supersonic aircraft that will be able to reach speeds of up to 1,100mph and travel quietly enough to fly over land, making it almost as fast, and more direct, than Concorde.
Falcon Heavy set for maiden launch with sports car cargo
SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, carrying CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla sports car as its cargo.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 tests new landing method with unexpected success
Following SpaceX’s successful launch of the GovSat-1 satellite, the company found that the Falcon 9 rocket used in the launch had unexpectedly survived the fall to Earth, testing a dangerous ‘three-engine landing burn’ in the process.
Applied Fusion Systems targets smaller fusion reactor for interstellar travel
Entrepreneur Richard Dinan claims his company is on the brink of a scientific breakthrough in nuclear fusion reactor design, and hopes the technology will one day make interstellar space travel possible.