Venus orbiter, lunar constellation and exoplanets telescopes among candidates as China selects new space science missions
The Chinese Academy Sciences is preparing to select a new batch of space missions from proposals to study Earth, the Sun and solar system, and the deeper universe as part of a "New Horizons Program."
A Chinese wide-field x-ray space observatory has passed a major review and is expected to launch next year to detect flashes from cataclysmic cosmic events.
MIT’s Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics graduate admissions program this past year saw a record number of applicants, most of whom want to work in the space business.
The advisory group for the National Space Council is looking at ways that NASA’s human exploration plans can also support space science, while acknowledging the lack of representation of the scientific community in the group.
The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to "advance the technology and scientific knowledge supporting all aspects of space systems.”
Scientists are increasingly interested in making use of private space capabilities, including the promise of faster and less expensive space missions, but are struggling to identify funding to make those missions possible.