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The MASER 15 launch (Credit: Jean-Charles Dupin)
Space / Innovation / Aeronautics

Graphene Goes to Space and to the Moon

New rocket and lunar experiments involving graphene are informing space exploration. Applying graphene to the wheels of the Rashid moon rover will reveal whether this super strong material is also ‘Moon-proof’. Meanwhile, testing graphene-inks in a sounding rocket will test their ability to enable 3D printing in space – which could allow astronauts to create tools and materials they need even when far away from Earth.

By Letizia Diamante / 30 November 2022
It all started with sticky tape
Innovation / Space / Research

It all started with sticky tape

The Graphene Flagship reviews the story of graphene, from the dream and wonder of the very first experiments to impactful products and successful commercial endeavours

By Fernando Gomollón-Bel / 21 December 2021
rocket lifts off to space
Space / Materials / Collaboration

Graphene goes to space

The Graphene Flagship participates in a sounding-rocket launch in collaboration with the European Space Agency to test the printing of graphene devices in space.

By Graphene Flagship / 24 June 2019
Graphene Flagship female student aboard zero gravity flight.
Space / Materials / Graphene Week

Graphene to Enable Future Space Exploration

On May 2019, the Graphene Flagship embarked on a campaign of zero-gravity parabolic flights to test novel thermal management graphene devices for space applications. The unique properties of graphene can significantly improve their performance.

By Fernando Gomollón-Bel / 23 May 2019
Two scientists working in a lab
Research / Space / Collaboration


​After a long summer of hard work in the laboratories, researchers in the Graphene Flagship are ready for two experiments this week, testing graphene technologies for space-related applications in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).

By Sophia Lloyd / 13 November 2017