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Microsoft’s Azure Space – Cloud above the clouds
The company has hired a team to build cloud capabilities that meet the unique needs of space.
Govt funds research into solar tsunamis, decolonising algorithms and more
With $187 million in grants going to research across Aotearoa New Zealand, we look at a few of the tech-related projects that have been given funding.
Kacific satellite payload to take off on SpaceX launch
Its 56 high-throughput spot beams will place capacity over selected regions in South East Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Thales and RMIT create new standard for space communication
The joint research project will help to ensure interoperability of high accuracy satellite-based positioning services.
Aussie researchers to help NASA advance astronaut health
“The research supports ambitions for further and longer journeys into space and will help astronauts to monitor and mitigate the physiological effects of longer exposure to space environments."
Virgin Galactic steps closer to completing SpaceShipTwo
"Seeing VSS Unity adjacent to the assembly of the next vehicle as well as the cabin of our third spaceship makes it very clear that we are building a fleet of remarkable spaceplanes for commercial service.”
$199m centre to boost Australia's space technologies
The Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics (SmartSat CRC) will be the cornerstone of space technologies.
NZ-Dutch startup to send $3.35 million into space
Investors will soon be sending $3.35 million into space – and helping Kiwi-Dutch startup Dawn Aerospace to make it happen.
These were the voyages of the Kepler space telescope
After nine years exploring deep space, NASA's spacecraft and telescope will now be another piece of historical space junk.
William Shatner opens Rocket Lab's latest NZ base
Rocket Lab says it will be able to build an Electron rocket every week.
LeoLabs space-tracking tech is coming to Central Otago
Central Otago is going to become home to one of the first radars in the Southern Hemisphere to track small satellites and space debris.
The young Kiwi teams taking innovative thinking into space
Two local teams that recently travelled to France as part of the global ActInSpace semi-final event in Toulouse recently.
NZ Space Challenge winner announced
The search for New Zealand’s top space talent has come to an end.
Government invests $300m in nation's space sector, sets up first agency
“Space technologies are not just about taking people to the moon."
Data centres in outer space could happen sooner than you think
An expert has stated that we could soon be launching data centres into outer space to utilise solar power & zero human error, among other things.
Vodafone and Nokia to create 4G network on the moon
Vodafone’s network expertise will be used to set up the Moon’s first 4G network.
Rocket Lab deploys NZ-built and designed satellite into orbit
The Humanity Star will orbit the Earth for approximately 9 months before its orbit starts to decay and it's pulled back into Earth’s gravity.
Cosmologists turn to HPE to tackle some of humanity's toughest questions
Some of the worlds leading scientists brought together by Stephen Hawking have turned to Intel & HPE to crunch extraordinary amounts of data.
Senior NASA advisor joins TEDxAuckland lineup
A senior NASA economist will tell thousands of Kiwis about the future of space exploration...
HPE’s Spaceborne computer successfully powers up in space
"It has been a long month for us, as we waited for an update from NASA..."
Star Conflict: Engineer Evolved, could this update change the minds of a disgruntled player base?
With a fair bit of controversy surrounding the ‘free-to-play’ payment model, could this update change the minds of a disheartened playerbase?
Elon Musk expects Tesla self-driving cars within 2 years
Futurists’ lord and saviour Elon Musk spoke at TEDTalk in Vancouver recently, on a range of topics covering Tesla’s plans for the future.
Be a part of space exploration: SpaceX now hiring
They are looking for astronauts, engineers, sales staff, marketers, software developers and exactly one barista.
Space Jam? Not in this universe…
A man of the universe with star credibility to match, when Rocket Lab founder Peter Beck says there’s space in space, he means it.