🚀 Space Tech

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Space grade electronics: How NASA’s Juno survives near Jupiter

Five space missions that reminded us space exploration is hard.


Experiments at the International Space Station that paved the way to living on Mars and beyond

How we learnt to live and work in space, away from mother Earth.


Interviewing Tory Bruno, leading the company that has launched every NASA mission to Mars

“Atlas V is the most accurate rocket in the world.”


Gravity assist: The simple physics trick that’s allowed humanity to explore deep space

How did the NASA Voyager spacecraft escape the Solar system?


The giant leap for humanity was not stepping on the Moon but getting to Earth orbit

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 marked not just the advent of the Space Age but had an even deeper significance.


Interviewing Chandrayaan 1’s Mission Director on India’s role in the new Moon race

Srinivasa Hegde talks about finding water on the Moon, forging a partnership with America, and India’s future in space.


Rocket Science 101: The Moon as a rocket platform

How Earth alone cannot power our future in space, and other realizations from the rocket equation.


Ultimate guide to water on the Moon

Water ice on the lunar poles is central to exploration plans of space agencies worldwide.


The Moon’s potential for radio astronomy and Chang’e 4

The lunar farside is uniquely placed for better observing the radio Universe.


ISRO needs night survival technologies for future Moon missions and beyond

As the lunar night casts its shadow on Vikram, it’s time for a change of gears in India’s lunar exploration strategy.


Explainer – Why did it take so long to find the Chandrayaan 2 lander?

Challenges involved in spotting a spacecraft on the Moon's surface from space.


Everything you need to know about SpaceX’s historic launch of NASA astronauts

A successful mission means the US can launch astronauts from home again, and match Russia’s and China’s capabilities.


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