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Questions on spacecraft propulsion techniques that are either theoretical or not yet at a high technology readiness level.
protect reentering space craft from the heat of friction from the atmosphere. May also refer to technologies used to block heat from solar radiation while in the v…
the varying (increase or decrease) of apparent gravity via artificial means, particularly in space, but also on Earth.
Questions regarding the collision of one thing with another
Questions regarding the steps and procedures taken prior and during the launch of a space vehicle.
The speed needed to "break free" of the gravitational attraction of a body without spending more propellant.
use of space exploration or space-access technology for primarily artistic purposes
Questions about Starlink, the satellite constellation developed by SpaceX to provide global broadband Internet
The study of satellite orbits and space flight dynamics.
Questions regarding astronomical bodies orbiting stars which are of proper size to be called planets.
Questions about a hypothetical transportation system between Earth and space that would not require large rockets to transport payloads.
Questions relating to the exploration of Titan, a moon of Saturn.
Questions which relate to how spacecraft and rockets navigate and stay on course.
Questions regarding the process of bringing a mission to an early stop, often due to an emergency or unforeseen circumstances.
Questions regarding consumption and production of oxygen
Questions regarding the JUNO spacecraft, a NASA mission to Jupiter.
Questions regarding NASA latest manned spacecraft program currently under development. Orion spacecraft will be used for missions beyond Earth orbit. For questions related to the Project Orion (propul…
Questions related to structure, operations, missions, and facilities of the European Space Agency, an intergovernmental organization of 20 European states and Canada.
a type of rocket used to assist in putting larger payloads into orbit. Use with the [rocket] tag any any other relevant launch vehicle tags
Questions regarding flyby in which the spacecraft flies near celestial object in a hyperbolic path for scientific explorations. Such flybies may also be made to increase velocity or reduce the velocit…
Questions about heat management in spacecraft
Questions about solid fuels. The rockets that use them, the fuels that are burned, and the vendors that make them.
Questions regarding the mass of spacecraft or other objects
Questions relating to the JPL Horizons solar system data and ephemeris computation service
Questions regarding the hardware, development, use and cost of rocket fairings and protective shells.
Questions about the end-to-end process of landing a spacecraft on a target
Questions regarding systems of or relating to armed forces.
Questions related to the growth or use of food on spacecraft or colonies. Also, any questions related to drinkable liquids either made or consumed in space.
Mission to some extraterrestrial object which results in return of materials to Earth for further examination.
Questions about celestial bodies that orbit another celestial body.
Questions about the stage(s) of a rocket after the first, used to establish an orbit, or a trajectory beyond Earth orbit.
An orbital maneuver to transfer between two circular orbits consisting of one burn to enter the transfer orbit and one to circularize in the final orbit.
Questions regarding medical aspects of space exploration, like effects of missions on human body during launch, flight and reentry.
the 6th planet of our solar system. It is a gas giant with an impressive ring system and lots of small and large moons.
Questions regarding the building or style of building used to create a spacecraft.
control a space craft's trajectory.