Space

entertainmentAxanar Premiers Teaser Trailer

Axanar production has released a teaser trailer for their first of two 15 minute fan films. Axanar is the independent production that proves a feature-quality Star Trek film can be made on a very modest budget — approximately $100,000 in …

corruptionNASA Buying Ten SLS Rocket Launches Through 2035 in a Show of Washington Corruption

NASA has provided initial funding and authorization to Boeing to begin work toward the production of the third core stage and to order targeted long-lead materials and cost-efficient bulk purchases to support future builds of core stages. This action allows …

advanced lithographyASML 1 to 2 Nanometer Chips Will Power Next Generation Technological Revolution

EUV Lithography is enabling another reduction in chip dimensions by 5 to 10 times in line geometry and this will extend Moore’s law and improve processing speed, component density and reduce energy used. ASML is a world leader in lithography …

businessFuture of SpaceX Starlink and Starships

SpaceX has submitted requests to add 30,000 satellites for Starlink 3.0. They had 20 filings to the ITU (International Telecommunications for 1,500 satellites apiece in various low Earth orbits. SpaceX had originally filed for an initial Starlink network of 4425 …

propulsionOrbion Space Technology Solves Orbital Last Mile Issues

Dr. Brad King, CEO of Orbion Space Technology, was interviewed by Nextbigfuture. Brad King has two decades in the space field and many professional awards recognize his research contributions in propulsion. He has a Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering from the …

colonizationSpaceX Starships for Dozens of Moon Bases, Mars Colonies and Orbital Space Stations by 2030

SpaceX will leave most Starships on Mars or the Moon, when they are flown for long-range missions. SpaceX Starships will probably cost about $20-40 million and they can be parked in orbit, the moon and Mars for the cheapest space …

franceGround-based Hypertelescope Has First Operational Components

Ground-based hypertelecope project has first images from a suspended camera and light from mirrors. They acquired the star Vega in the camera of the nacelle, for about twenty minutes, from one of the two mirrors on the ground. The image …

astronomyGiant Moon Based Telescopes Will Detect Alien Life and Measure Mountains in Other Solar Systems

Fraser Cain at Universe Today reviews the giant space telescopes that will become possible. Space capabilities from SpaceX Super Heavy Starship and being able to build in space will enable 1000 to 1 million times larger projects on the moon …

maglevMoving Superfast on Earth

Visions of future travel in science fiction usually do not depict ultra-fast movement on a planet. The exception is teleportation in Star Trek. The Minority Report does show Maglev cars that travel at about 100 mph and can transition to …

controversialNASA Inertial Drive With a Helical Engine Using a Particle Accelerator

David Burns, Manager, Science and Technology Office Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA has proposed a Helical Engine. It is a propellantless engine design similar to the Mach Effect propulsion system by Woodward. Burns goal is to use proven physics and …