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Relating to treaties, laws, ownership and disputes during the exploration of space. For non-space exploration related law questions, see our sister site Law Stack Exchange.
Questions regarding the study of life outside of Earth.
Questions regarding the rocket engine nozzles, semi-open compartments of various shapes and sizes into which propellant components are injected by their own pressure or with a help of a turbine, often…
Questions regarding the amount of heat energy in an environment, as well as how to measure it.
Questions regarding the Sun, or Sol in Latin, the star at the center of the solar system Earth is in.
The study of satellite orbits and space flight dynamics.
Questions about the extraction of materials from other planets or asteroids.
Questions regarding equipment or other material to be transported during space exploration.
How heat affects spacecraft and space missions, or materials and methods to deal with heat.
Questions regarding vertical rocket launch platforms and facilities in their immediate vicinity supporting final preparations for a rocket launch.
How passage of time impacts space exploration activities.
Questions regarding fields of magnetisms and their effects on Space Exploration, such as the Earth's magnetic field.
Questions about Starlink, the satellite constellation developed by SpaceX to provide global broadband Internet
Set of values carefully prepared to be used together with a simplified perturbations model (most often SGP4) to predict satellite positions with a moderate level of accuracy for times near the epoch c…
Questions regarding the use of nuclear devices in space exploration, e.g. to power or propel spacecraft.
Questions about the process and equipment used to join two spacecraft together.
The Space Launch System (SLS) is NASA's rocket replacement for the Space Shuttle for large payloads. Use for questions about the vehicle and the launching of any payloads.
Questions about imagery devices on spacecraft and probes.
Questions regarding the Global Positioning System's satellites and uses.
Missions expected to happen over the next decade, but that have not launched yet. In particular if such is only a concept at this time.
Apollo 11 landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Questions about devices which collect and couple electromagnetic signals (communications, radar or other electromagnetic measurements) directly between free space, and conductors (e.g. waveguides or o…
Questions regarding how astronauts live in space, including day to day activities, chores, etc.
Questions about Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), its missions, research projects, and other activities financed, organized, planned, managed, or otherwise arranged under this organization's …
Questions addressing the energy requirement for space/orbit/interplanetary missions.
The Soviet Union was a world power and major player in the space race. It dissolved in 1991 into individual states, the largest of which is the Russian Federation.
Deep Space Network is a series of communication antennas around the world used for communication with deep space spacecraft.
SpaceX cargo capsule for lifting payloads to orbit. Launched on a Falcon 9 rocket. Use [dragon-v2] for the Crew Dragon version of this project.
Can refer to both electrical devices and electrical power sources for said devices (batteries, generators, etc) on spacecraft or launch vehicles. Use in conjunction with a specific spacecraft or vehic…
Questions regarding transfer of data from spacecraft and probes
Questions regarding the application of chemistry in space exploration, for example the composition of rocket propellants.
Questions about solid fuels. The rockets that use them, the fuels that are burned, and the vendors that make them.
Questions regarding the collision of one thing with another
Questions about life support systems in use on spacecraft, space stations, extraterrestrial colonies, or simulated extraterrestrial environments, about their function, design, effectiveness, historica…
Questions regarding observation of spacecraft or phenomenon in space
How to calculate things directly related to Space Exploration as defined in the help center, or how the calculations have been done in the past or will be done in the future.