€10M prize for space innovation

Europe is looking for low-cost solutions to launch light satellites into space. And a €10 million European Innovation Council (EIC) Horizon Prize is available to an innovator with a 'commercially viable solu...

‘Farming in space’

Discoveries made in space are inspiring solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges. Last month NASA published Spinoff 2018, which reveals 49 tech innovations – it has helped develop – that are being...

Record funding for space startup

Japan's ispace has attracted US$90.2 million in Series A funding to support its plans to facilitate human inhabitation on the moon. The startup believes there will be 1000 people living on the moon by 2040 a...

Solar plane to reach for the stars

|20 December 2016| Switzerland A solar-powered aeroplane - which will be the first ever to penetrate the stratosphere - was unveiled in Switzerland this month. The SolarStratos team has developed what ...

Bringing advantages of space robotics down to earth

|25 July 2016| England Advances in space robotics are set to benefit a number of sectors including healthcare, according a new report. A new UK-robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) Network white paper...

Success for space-based solar power proposal

|14 March 2016| USA A pioneering proposal by a team of scientists to use space-based solar power technologies for renewable energy has been named the winner of a US innovation challenge. The US Departm...