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In this episode, we talk about how researchers are bringing affordable space technology to the masses via additive manufacturing along with a manufacturing approach that could serve as the keystone for wide scale use of affordable, semitransparent organic solar cells.

Podcast: 3D Printing Space Sensors & Solar Cell Windows

Cheap and quick to produce, these digitally manufactured plasma sensors could help scientists predict the weather or study climate change.

Researchers 3D print sensors for satellites

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is developing a new computer architecture that will provide On-Board Computers (OBCs) with more power as well as enabling them to repair themselves.

Smartphone technology provides satellites with increased computing power

Modulator could be used in quantum communications

Silicon-carbide modulator overcomes three-decades long 'missing block'

Using an artificial neural network, researchers at ETH Zurich have created the first high-​resolution global vegetation height map for 2020 from satellite images.

Neural network can read tree heights from satellite images

Having reached their orbit at an altitude of 23,222 kilometres, the satellites will operate together with the other satellites in the European satellite navigation system, Galileo, which makes highly accurate navigation signals available worldwide.

Two new additions to the Galileo satellite system

The chemical in moth balls, naphthalene, will be tested in space in a new satellite rocket propulsion system, Bogong, developed at The Australian National University (ANU).

Moth balls thrust satellites into space

In this episode, we talk about how ambitious, non-rocket propelled payload launching technologies can revolutionize the space industry in the not-so-distant future.

Podcast: Spinning Payloads Into Space

SpinLaunch is a California based startup that wants to revolutionize the space industry with a novel, sustainable, and cost-efficient method of delivering payloads to low earth orbit.

Spinning Payloads Into Low Earth Orbit

Swarms of small satellites could communicate amongst themselves to collect data on important weather patterns at different times of the day or year, and from multiple angles. Such swarms, using machine learning algorithms, could revolutionize scientists’ understanding of weather and climate changes.

NASA Works to Give Satellite Swarms a Hive Mind

There are no easy comparisons to show how accurate the clocks on the Galileo satellites are. Is it a matter of fractions of seconds, or of milliseconds, perhaps? That is far too imprecise. The Galileo system uses atomic clocks that are accurate to the nanosecond.

More accurate than ever - new clocks for future satellite navigation

On 22 July 2021, Space Operations at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) succeeded in commanding a satellite using the 'European Ground Segment – Common Core' (EGS-CC) software for the first time. EGS-CC is the future mission control system for European spaceflight.

German Space Operations Center commands satellite with software of the future

Sailing on sunlight, NEA Scout will capture images of an asteroid for scientific study.

NASA Solar Sail Asteroid Mission Readies for Launch on Artemis I

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Earth Observation Center (EOC) have developed a correction procedure for the radar satellites of the European Sentinel-1 mission.

Digital corrections for Sentinel-1 satellite images

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