We live in an era where everything seems to be becoming very large, or very small. Growing excitement over the latter has fueled research into both how to make satellites smaller and how to make small satellite missions larger. But, satellites are only useful if they are in space, and getting them there has opened up a whole new niche that Firefly Aerospace intendeds to service.
2016 was filled with technological breakthroughs. Many of them have reshaped their industries and set new trends for future developments. Here is Noosphere’s pick for the best technology and science achievements of the past year.