Researchers like Carruthers, who have tried to do scientific experiments in microgravity, realize that something that most researchers on the ground don’t even think twice about is sorely lacking in space: automation.
ExoAnalytic Solutions, a company that tracks satellites and space debris using ground-based telescopes, announced a partnership April 1 with NorthStar Earth and Space, a Canadian startup developing a constellation of 40 satellites that will track objects in space.
Since 2012, engineers at EPFL’s Space Center have been hard at work on a new junk-clearing satellite to capture debris orbiting the earth. The team has now shifted up a gear, founding a company called ClearSpace to pick up …
York Space Systems’ S-CLASS spacecraft platform is en route to a launchpad for a ride on an undisclosed rocket, at an undisclosed time. More information will come in the next few months, company officials say.