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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.
First or earliest instances of a notable event, implementation, or technological achievement related to spaceflight. Use the record tag instead for questions of the class fastest, smallest etc. as the…
Questions regarding the amount of heat energy in an environment, as well as how to measure it.
Questions regarding equipment or other material to be transported during space exploration.
Questions regarding the Sun, or Sol in Latin, the star at the center of the solar system Earth is in.
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…
The study of satellite orbits and space flight dynamics.
Questions regarding vertical rocket launch platforms and facilities in their immediate vicinity supporting final preparations for a rocket launch.
How heat affects spacecraft and space missions, or materials and methods to deal with heat.
Questions regarding fields of magnetisms and their effects on Space Exploration, such as the Earth's magnetic field.
Questions about the extraction of materials from other planets or asteroids.
Questions regarding the use of nuclear devices in space exploration, e.g. to power or propel spacecraft.
How passage of time impacts space exploration activities.
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.
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 about Starlink, the satellite constellation developed by SpaceX to provide global broadband Internet
Questions about imagery devices on spacecraft and probes.
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.
Questions regarding how astronauts live in space, including day to day activities, chores, etc.
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 the Global Positioning System's satellites and uses.
Questions addressing the energy requirement for space/orbit/interplanetary missions.
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.
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.
Questions regarding transfer of data from spacecraft and probes
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 …
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…
Apollo 11 landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969.
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 the collision of one thing with another
Questions regarding the computers onboard spacecraft which handle mission-critical data.
Questions regarding the application of chemistry in space exploration, for example the composition of rocket propellants.
Insight is a Mars lander that successfully touched down on Nov 26, 2018. Insight is going to study the interior (core) of Mars
Questions about solid fuels. The rockets that use them, the fuels that are burned, and the vendors that make them.