Science

Food security and space farming

Nanoracks StarLab Space Farming Center initiative for food security

Even before the current COVID-19 pandemic food, security was an issue that many nations were contending with. Research and development on-orbit to address this issue has happened, but it’s been limited. Now, a new commercial effort is looking to bring meaningful solutions to agricultural issues on Earth.

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OSIRIS-REx spacecraft performs flawless touch-and-go maneuver

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection

It was scripted to happen this way, but when it did what it was supposed to do, ground controllers and scientists elation was clearly evident. What had just happened? A spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, had just “touched” down, albeit it for seconds, on asteroid Bennu, grabbed a bunch of “dust and pebbles,” and taken off again with its prize. It lasted mere seconds, yet took years to …

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New Canadian methane map shows emission trends globally

Pulse global methane emissions map

The greenhouse gas methane comes under unprecedented scrutiny in a new mapping tool released by Canada's GHGSat today (Oct. 21). This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

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MDA wins $5.4 million contract for space station centrifuge

MicroPREP, a Canadian lab-on-a-chip technology being developed by MDA and Starfish Medical

MDA has teamed up with StarFish Medical to design and develop a centrifuge to be used with the MicroPREP lab-on-a-chip for use on the International Space Station. The $5.4 million contract is a result of a collaboration between the Canadian Space Agency and the National Research Council of Canada that began in 2014. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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