Space: Bruno Le Maire announces the Maïa project, ArianeGroup’s future reusable mini-launcher

The Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire gives a speech during his visit to the ArianeGroup site in Vernon (Eure), December 6, 2021. ERIC PIERMONT / AFP Do everything to make up for the delay taken by Europeans vis-à-vis the American SpaceX in space, whether it is reusable rockets or satellite constellations. On Monday, … Read more

These funds that focus on the conquest of space

Stock market indices invested exclusively in so-called “space” stocks have appeared recently. MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY / PHOTONONSTOP / MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY / PHOTONONSTOP Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson… The highly publicized galactic ambitions of famous billionaire entrepreneurs have given new impetus to the conquest of space. Bringing a new lease of life … Read more

Physicists exploit space and time symmetries to control quantum materials

Journal Reference: Charles Andrew Downing, Vasil Arkadievich Saroka. Exceptional points in oligomer chains. Communications Physics, 2021; 4 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s42005-021-00757-3 Two theoretical physicists, from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (in Trondheim, Norway), have built a quantum theory describing a chain of quantum resonators satisfying space reflection … Read more

Astra: another full member of the space club | Gadgets News

The regiment of companies capable of launching cargo into Earth’s orbit has arrived – the lightweight Rocket 3.3 of the American startup Astra has successfully launched the first stage into an orbit at an altitude of 500 km with an inseparable test load (its mass is not reported). Astra Rocket 3.3 consists of two stages … Read more

Russian anti-satellite fire reignites specter of space warfare

The Soyuz MS-18 crew ship and ISS Progress 77 freighter docked at the International Station on May 3, 2021. NASA After Moscow fired on Monday, November 15, of a missile against one of its old satellites which was no longer operational, questions remain about the real motivations of Russia. Why did she take the risk … Read more

Russia’s destruction of one of its satellites adds tension in space

The International Space Station, October 4, 2018. HANDOUT / REUTERS Launched into space in 1982, in the midst of the Cold War, Cosmos-1408 was a former Soviet surveillance satellite, a beautiful 2.2-ton beast that sailed 465 kilometers above our heads. Like all large bodies moving in orbit, it was tracked by radar. Monday, November 15, … Read more

New Crew-3 has arrived on board the International Space Station

This photo provided by NASA shows the arrival of the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, before its docking, on November 11, 2021. AP There was no handover, but the relief has arrived. The SpaceX capsule carrying a new crew, Crew 3, docked Thursday evening, November 11, at the International Space Station (ISS), to … Read more

SpaceX has sent a new crew to the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket takes off at Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 10, 2021. JOE SKIPPER / REUTERS The succession of Thomas Pesquet is on the way. Three American astronauts and a German took off, Wednesday evening, November 10, for a six-month mission in orbit in the International Space Station. Several times postponed, take-off was … Read more

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet has left the International Space Station and is en route to Earth

Thomas Pesquet, September 3, 2021 aboard the ISS. ESA / AFP The second attempt will have been the right one. After a first postponement of the return trip to Earth due to bad weather conditions, the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and three of his teammates left the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, November 8, … Read more

The first tacos with space peppers on the menu of the International Space Station

Thomas Pesquet posing with one of the peppers grown on the International Space Station, October 29, 2021. NASA It wasn’t tuesday, and yet, the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS) were treated to a taco night on Friday, October 29. And not just any tacos: space tacos. Because, for the first time in history, … Read more