Hera will go alongside Nasa’s DART spacecraft, in what will be humankind’s first probe to rendezvous with a binary asteroid system called Didymos

Irish company InnaLabs is part of a consortium that has been awarded a €129.4 million contract to launch a satellite to support deep-space navigation.(...)

AI technology developed by Ubotica has been deployed onboard the satellite which blasted off on Thursday morning.

An artificial intelligence (AI) solution developed in Ireland has been included on board a satellite that blasted off into space from French Guiana ea(...)

PhD researcher John Noone

John, part of your research looks at what happens to our bodies on prolonged bedrest – why? Lying in bed continuously for a prolonged period results (...)

The Electron rocket in a launch pad. Photograph: Courtesy of Rocket Labs

A new space race has begun; but this time, it’s not superpower-led. This one is led by industry, government bodies and research groups who have gained(...)

SpaceX Starlink satellites visible in the night sky over Skopje, North Macedonia. The fifth series of satellites was launched by US space company SpaceX from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 18th. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Those of us looking up at the sky at night may have spotted a new constellation. A line of lights, pinpricks against the black, arcing across the glob(...)

Depending on which group of experts you refer to for your calculations, 30 minutes of Netflix amounts to driving between .5 and 4 miles in terms of CO2 emissions. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

If someone told me a month ago that the name on everybody’s lips is going to be Joe Exotic, I would have been understandably confused. But it’s true: (...)

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has a video conversation about the coronavirus and climate change  at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Gow/EPA

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has called for a combined effort to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis, saying the 50th anniversary of Earth Da(...)

‘Satellites offer a unique vantage point to monitor the health of our planet.’ File photograph: Getty

The world is in a dark place, gripped by a pandemic that could rage for months and take countless lives. But it has led to an astonishing fall in air (...)

Underworld, a painting exploring the sun by Siobhan McDonald

In weeks prior to his death, JMW Turner is said to have declared to the artist John Ruskin, “the sun is God”. What he meant by this no one really know(...)

Graphic representation of the Solar Orbiter in flight. Two Irish companies, Enbio and Captec, between them won €3.1 million in industrial contracts for Orbiter

The sun makes life on Earth possible but, despite this life-sustaining role, scientists know surprisingly little about our nearest star. The €1.35 bil(...)

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