Asteroid set for near-miss today

A house-sized asteroid is set to miss Earth by a whisker later today, passing just 7,600 miles above the surface.

Satellite images reveal 17 lost Egyptian pyramids

An archaeologist at the University of Alabama in Birmingham says she's discovered 17 lost pyramids in Egypt - without even leaving her desk.

Israel teams with Russia on space research

Israel and Russia have signed a deal to cooperate and share technology in space research and exploration.

Google and UN to monitor Sudan referendum via satellite

A pressure group founded by George Clooney has teamed up with the UN, Harvard University and Google to use satellite images to try and monitor next month's referendum in Sudan.

New system predicts solar storms - but ESA says satellites are safe

Researchers have developed a new method of predicting solar storms that they say could help to avoid power and communications blackouts.

Ground-based laser system to track space junk

An Australian company is to build the world's first automated laser system to track dangerous space junk.

Iridium picks Falcon 9 to launch next-generation satellites

The successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket two weeks ago obviously impressed the punters - Iridium has signed a deal with the Falcon's creator, SpaceX, to use it to launch a fleet of commercial satellites.

Space project could revolutionize disaster management

A new space technology project will deliver near-real-time video, sensors and assessment results worldwide in the wake of natural disasters.

Raytheon designs advanced GPS controls

The US Air Force has selected Raytheon to design an advanced control segment that is expected to significantly improve the accuracy of information originating from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.