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The early Moon missions

This article looks at some of the earlier mission to the Moon including some of the missions from the Luna and Ranger programmes of the Soviet Union and the United States.

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Surfing the Martian Atmosphere

The European Space Agency launched the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter in 2016 and it is nearly in its target orbit around Mars and will soon begin is mission of looking for evidence of past life.

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The price of space

The price of access to space is changing and this combined with rise of CubeSats and more powerful sensors that can do more for less cost, in both money and weight, is opening up a lot of options that have not been available before.

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Mars – A planet sized Antarctica

Mars and Antarctica have a lot of similarities when it comes to the difficulties that both places have for human settlement. This article looks at how we occupied Antarctica and what we might learn from that when it comes to sending humans to Mars.

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Where are the satellites?

Where are the satellites? We hear a lot about GPS, Hubble, the ISS and a load of other satellites, but not often where they are or much about how they got there, or how they stay there.