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How physics applies to a particular activity in space or to getting to space.
Questions regarding travel on a cosmic scale, from one star to another.
Questions about vehicles sent to extraterrestrial bodies, generally for use in data collection.
Questions about asteroids, bodies in the solar system smaller then planets which orbit the sun.
Type of satellite in the shape of a cube 10 cm on each side. Popular with academics and amateurs with a focus on off-the-shelf components.
Questions about debris in space, often in Earth orbit. Usually referring to nonoperational man-made satellites or parts of satellites.
Questions regarding spacecraft designed to travel between planets.
Questions regarding the Soyuz manned spacecraft used by the Soviet and Russian space program.
Questions which ask for an object in a photograph or other media to be identified and/or have its function described.
Questions on obtaining electrical energy from the light of the Sun through either direct photovoltaic conversion or thermal conversion.
a spacecraft capable of supporting a crew, which is designed to remain in space (most commonly in low Earth orbit) for an extended period of time. For questions…
Questions regarding the spacesuits that astronauts wear whilst in space
the process of designing a spacecraft to fulfill a particular objective.
an American scientific program that launched two unmanned space missions, the probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Although they were designated officially to study just the planetar…
Questions about satellites designed to aid in communications, such as phone, TV and Internet satellites.
Questions regarding the absence of significant gravitational force.
Questions on launch complexes, spaceports or other locales for the launch of spacecraft.
Questions regarding special words and abbreviations used in space exploration, and their meaning in that context.
a set of parameters that uniquely identify a specific orbit.
Questions pertaining to materials used for construction of space-worthy objects.
Using radio wavelengths to communicate between multiple spacecraft or between a spacecraft and the Earth.
Questions regarding rocket propellant in liquid form, the main type used for chemical rockets.
Questions on the subject of missions to the Lunar surface - past, present, and future
Topics that relate to orbit determination and flight path control. May also be used for navigation on the surface of celestial objects.
Lagrangian points (also Lagrange points, L-points, or libration points) are the five positions (L1 - L5) surrounding two celestial bodies where gravitational pull of the two large mass bodies provides…
Questions about deep space travel and observations that are related to the distance between the object in question and the Earth. For example, questions about communications delay, radial resolution, …
Questions regarding visual impressions of objects or instruments used to capture visual impressions.
Questions regarding living organisms, searches for life, or human life in space.
Questions about orbits whose position in the sky remains the same for a stationary observer on the primary body.
Questions regarding the use of an object's gravity to change the velocity of a spaceship.
Questions regarding the amount of money required to perform or sustain space exploration.