Space technology is technology that is related to entering, and retrieving objects or life forms from space.[1]

"Every day" technologies such as weather forecasting, remote sensing, GPS systems, satellite television, and some long distance communications systems critically rely on space infrastructure. Of sciences astronomy and Earth sciences (via remote sensing) most notably benefit from space technology.

Specific space technology

§ Ablative heat shield

§ Aerobot (Planetary probe suspended in atmosphere.)

§ Atmospheric braking

§ Booster See also ICBM

§ Centrifuge

§ Gantry

§ Human staffed missions

§ Rocket sled

§ Lunar Rover

§ Mars Rover

§ Satellite

§ Communication satellite

§ Earth observation satellite

§ Navigation satellite

§ Satellite television

§ Telecommunications satellite

Future space technologies

§ Asteroid mining

§ Single stage to orbit

§ Solar power satellite

§ Non-rocket spacelaunch

§ Space manufacturing