Science and astronomy articles

SpaceEngine forums have the Science and Astronomy Discussions forum, where community members can ask questions about astronomy and science in general. We have some professional scientists there, Watsisname and FastFourierTransform among them, who sometimes creates amazingly detailed and comprehensive replies to member questions. They made...

Moon textures update

Today's update is huge (by download size). In the initial 0.990 release, textures for the Moon were made from jpeg source files, so they had noticeable compression artifacts. Recently I got the uncompressed source textures from their author (Klud), and they also have a much...

Chinese and Japanese support

During the past month I have worked on implementing support for East Asian languages. Adding support for Chinese was one of the most requested features after release on Steam! The main problem was that SpaceEngine used 8-bit text strings internally, so it was only able...

50 years since Moon landing

Today is the 50th anniversary of humanity's greatest achievement - landing a crewed spaceship on another celestial body for the first time. On July 20, 1969, the "Eagle" spacecraft landed in the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were first...

Update 0.990.36.1665 (beta)

Todays build 0.990.36.1665 is released in the beta branch, so if you want to test this, feel free to join the beta. Changes:Multithreaded saving of screenshot (no lag on saving to png) Multithreaded saving of video frame imagesThese updates improve taking screenshots and capturing video. Writing...

Update 0.990.35.1660

Todays update - build 1660, it is merged with previous beta build 1655.Build 0.990.35.1660 - Automatic saturation of stellar illumination - Fixed star corona color bug - Fixed toggle of the fullscreen mode when "Configure codec" is pressed in the video capture dialog - VR/3D mode can be toggled...

Public beta

Hello everybody! Almost two weeks have passed since release, and we can say that the launch was successful! We have collected many bug reports from the community on Steam, Discord, and the SE forum. The most important bugs must be fixed as soon as possible,...

Hotfix patch

Hello SpaceEngine fans! We are thrilled about our successful launch on Steam! Not everything was perfect, and there have been some negative reviews and refunds, but this was expected! Those typically came from users with technical problems, and those with VR-related issues. The most overwhelming...

SpaceEngine 0.990 release!

SpaceEngine has been released!Share your experience in the new version on the forum!If you have any troubles, read this post, it may have useful tips, and post bug reports there!The changelog of the new version is enormous - almost 3 years of development.SPACEENGINE 0.990 CHANGELOGMajor...

Thank you for your support!

Tomorrow is the release date, and I am very excited! On the eve of the release I would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported my work. For almost six years, since 2013, I have been receiving donations via Paypal....