Will satellites destroy our view of space?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Governments and companies, including SpaceX, are planning to launch many more satellites to connect people with better internet service. While satellite technology is a promising advancement for science and humanity, it also threatens to clutter the sky, obstructing scientists’ […]

India’s strategy in space is changing. Here’s why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Lyons, Senior Adviser, Emerging Technologies, Lapa Capital & Riad Hartani, Co-Founder, Xona Partners Half a century after humans first walked on the Moon, space is still as much about scientific discovery as it is about strategic competition. As […]

3 things to know about India’s space programme

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content India’s bid to join a select group of nations who have landed on the moon has taken off. The country’s Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft has successfully launched from the Sriharikota space centre – […]

Is this 3D-printed building the future home for astronauts on Mars?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content In one of his last acts as President of the United States, Barack Obama committed the United States to landing humans on Mars in the late 2030s. NASA has already test-flown its Orion […]

The countries with the most satellites in space

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny WoodSenior Writer, Formative Content More than 1,950 active satellites are currently orbiting Earth, and plenty more could soon be joining them. Reduced costs and growing competition has seen an increasing number of commercial satellites reaching Earth’s orbit, which […]

In 1975 NASA envisioned future life in space would look like this

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content You might think that dreaming up what life in a space colony might be like is at the cutting edge of futuristic thinking. But NASA was working on the concept more than […]

Use space technology to build a better world for all, urges UN chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Not only has space exploration captured the world’s imagination, it can also help humankind address existential challenges back on earth, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, in his message to the UN’s key forum on space affairs. In a video message to […]

From low-earth orbit, ‘envoys’ of humanity join UN space forum

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Floating in near zero-gravity, 400 kilometres above the Pacific Ocean and flying at over 28,000 kilometres per hour, the six crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the key United Nations forum on outer space affairs via video link on Wednesday, to […]

If we can build the International Space Station, ‘we can do anything’ – UN Champion for Space

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. “Through that single visor, you see how fragile the Earth’s atmosphere is … it’s almost like someone put this thin film over the surface of our planet and the first time you see it, you realize that is everything that protects us from space,” […]

Space science now a ‘fundamental pillar’ of 21st century human development: top UN space official

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. After “relentless” progress in space technology, the focus for the international community must now shift to ensuring that the benefits of space science are available to everyone, everywhere, a senior United Nations official told a major conference on Monday. Speaking at the opening of […]

The EU Commission vies to screen Chinese investment in Europe

Last week, Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the powerful European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, announced a plan to screen foreign investments. The idea is to hold back or even effectively block business acquisitions or other investment plans financed by third country companies, in key sectors allegedly considered to be sensitive from […]