James Blake, Centre for Space Domain Awareness, University of Warwick, comments on Russia's anti-satellite missile test
With NASA reporting technical issues with the Hubble Space Telescope's payload computer and starting procedures to switch to backup hardware, Professor Peter Wheatley from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group in our Department of Physics comments on the importance of this 31 year old mission.
Today sees the launch of 36 new satellites that will form part of a network established by OneWeb that aims to offer a global internet service from space. Dr David Brown from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group in our Department of Physics comments on the benefits this could bring, and some of the problems it poses.
NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover is due to land on the surface of the red planet today. It's an exciting period for Mars explorations says Dr David Brown from the Department of Physics, who has commented on the mission.
China has just launched the rocket that will take it's first Mars rover, named Tianwen-1, to the red planet. An unusual mission that combines a surface rover with an orbiting satellite, Dr David Brown from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics comments on the significant leaps that China has made in developing its space programme.