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Satellite Flare Photobombs a Lunar Eclipse Under the Milky Way (Photo)
SPACE.COM Captured 15 minutes after the end of totality during the longest total lunar eclipse of the century, this scene shows the red glow of a partially... 5 hours
three earth explorer ideas selected by esa Three Earth Explorer Ideas Selected by ESA
ASTRO WATCH As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realize cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how... 1 day
On This Day in Space! Sept. 22, 2006: Japan Launches Solar Observatory
SPACE.COM On Sept. 22, 2006, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency launched a sun-observing satellite called Hinode, or Solar-B. 1 day
Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space
PHYS.ORG It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space—and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth. 2 days
Argentina bets on $600 million satellite to boost agriculture sector
REUTERS Argentina is launching a new microwave imaging satellite to monitor natural disasters and soil moisture, in... 2 days
NASA sees areas of strength in Tropical Storm Trami
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite provided an infrared look at Tropical Storm Trami, located just over 100 miles from Guam on Sept. 21. Infrared data provides temperature information that showed two areas... 2 days
Three NASA missions return first-light data
PHYS.ORG NASA's continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their science potential... 2 days
Elon Musk, SpaceX, global warming satellites and self-driving motorcycles (What the Future) video - CNET
CNET SpaceX and California are challenging NASA's influence over space travel, while a bike is challenging humanity's dominion over... 2 days
New small satellite peers inside Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG A new experimental weather satellite no bigger than a cereal box got an inside look at Hurricane Florence in a test of technology that could influence the future of storm monitoring from space. The... 2 days
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ESA Scientists from all over the world are meeting in the Azores to talk about satellite altimeters and sea-level rise. Watch the opening session live on 24 September at 09:00 GMT (11:00 CEST) 2 days
Brown's climate efforts look to space
PHYS.ORG When Gov. Jerry Brown said California should launch its own satellite in the 1970s, the plan was considered so far-fetched that critics dubbed him Gov. Moonbeam. 2 days
Image: São Miguel
PHYS.ORG The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the largest island of the Azores: São Miguel. Resting at the intersection of the Eurasian, African and North American tectonic plates, the Azores form a string of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic... 2 days
three earth explorer ideas selected Three Earth Explorer ideas selected
ESA As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be... 2 days
Image: Small satellite demonstrates possible solution for 'space junk'
PHYS.ORG The International Space Station serves as humanity's orbital research platform, conducting a variety of experiments and research projects while in orbit around the planet. 2 days
three companies win noaa commercial weather data pilot contracts Three companies win NOAA commercial weather data pilot contracts
SPACE NEWS NOAA awarded more than $8 million in contracts this week to three companies in the second round of... 3 days
Watch a Satellite Net a Cubesat in Awesome Space Junk Cleanup Test
SPACE.COM A satellite in space has fired a net at a target to test active space-junk-cleanup technology, and the video is amazing. 3 days
china sends beidou 3 m13 and m14 navigation satellites into orbit China Sends BeiDou-3 M13 and M14 Navigation Satellites into Orbit
ASTRO WATCH Using Long March 3B launcher, China orbited on Thursday, September 19, another pair of BeiDou-3 spacecraft... 4 days
kleos space selects rocket lab for launch of its first satellites Kleos Space selects Rocket Lab for launch of its first satellites
SPACE NEWS Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will... 4 days
NASA's New Planet-Hunter TESS Beams 'First Light' Image to Earth
SPACE.COM NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which launched in April to search for alien worlds orbiting stars relatively close to the sun, has beamed home its first science... 4 days
satellite uses giant net to practice capturing space junk Satellite uses giant net to practice capturing space junk
THE VERGE VIDEO A British satellite, designed to test out ways to clean up debris in space, just successfully ensnared a... 4 days
See a satellite play Spider-Man and net space junk in orbit - CNET
CNET The RemoveDebris satellite just proved it could snare space junk by shooting a net. 4 days
Video: Net successfully snares space debris
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The RemoveDEBRIS satellite has successfully used its on-board net technology in orbit – the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology. 4 days
NASA’s Planet-Hunter TESS Captures Its First Science Images
SCI-NEWS.COM ‘First light’ science images from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) show a wealth of stars and other objects, including... 4 days
Satellite net collects space junk for the first time
Sky News Debris orbiting the Earth at more than 17000 mph has been snared by a prototype 'junk hunting' satellite for the first time. 5 days
orbital insight acquires computer vision startup featurex Orbital Insight acquires computer vision startup FeatureX
SPACE NEWS Orbital Insight, a Silicon Valley geospatial analytics company, announced the purchase Sept. 18 of FeatureX, a Boston-based artificial intelligence firm specializing in... 5 days
NASA sees fading Florence's stretched-out strongest storms
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at fading Post-Tropical Cyclone Florence's clouds, revealing where the strongest thunderstorms were located. Those strong thunderstorms stretched from the Mid-Atlantic to New England. 5 days
air force eyes commercial options to gain intelligence on space threats Air Force eyes commercial options to gain intelligence on space threats
SPACE NEWS Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace: “We see a big need for SSA solutions, not just... 5 days
NASA infrared imagery reveals wind shearing Tropical Depression Joyce
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Tropical Depression Joyce and found wind shear was pushing the bulk of clouds and showers to the east of the center. 5 days
kenya marks another major stride in space exploration Kenya Marks Another Major Stride in Space Exploration
ASTRO WATCH Kenya on Monday marked another major stride in space travel and exploration, a few months after launching its first nano-satellite... 5 days
nasa s gold instrument captures its first image of the earth NASA’s GOLD Instrument Captures Its First Image of the Earth
ASTRO WATCH NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, instrument powered on and opened its... 5 days
GOLD instrument captures its first image of the Earth
PHYS.ORG NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument powered on and opened its cover to scan the Earth for the first time, resulting in a "first light" image... 5 days
airlines wary of inflight connectivity disruption Airlines wary of inflight connectivity disruption
SPACE NEWS Airline customers are well aware of the financial troubles plaguing satellite-enabled inflight connectivity providers. SpaceNews.com 5 days
tess spacecraft shares first science image in hunt to find new worlds TESS Spacecraft Shares First Science Image in Hunt to Find New Worlds
ASTRO WATCH NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets,... 5 days
Warnings were up for Hong Kong for Typhoon Mangkhut after landfall
PHYS.ORG On Sunday, Sept. 16, Typhoon Mangkhut had made landfall in southern China and Hurricane signal #10 was still in force. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the... 5 days
NASA's new planet hunting satellite shares 'first light' photo of space - CNET
CNET Four cameras, billions of stars. The first image from NASA's TESS is stellar. 6 days
government agencies prepare for piggyback flights secondary payloads Government agencies prepare for piggyback flights, secondary payloads
SPACE NEWS Ten years after then-U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne called for maximizing use of secondary payload adapters to launch small... 6 days
satellite operators see opportunities in latin america and africa Satellite operators see opportunities in Latin America and Africa
SPACE NEWS Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new... 6 days
NASA's TESS shares first science image in hunt to find new worlds
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which began science operations in July, has released its first full frame image using all four of its cameras. 6 days
india s pslv launches two british satellites for sstl India’s PSLV launches two British satellites for SSTL
SPACE NEWS The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as... 6 days
Tiny Satellites Headed to Mars Likely Are First of Many
SPACE.COM Two tiny explorers are pushing the bounds of their kind, but if scientists have their way, the two adventurers will soon have plenty of company. 6 days
Interplanetary Umbrella: New Heat Shield Could Land Bigger Payloads on Planets
SPACE.COM Forget packing a towel to explore the universe, as the joke from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" goes. Instead, a new mission aimed at protecting... 6 days
NASA finds Tropical Depression Joyce continues to lose it
PHYS.ORG Visible and infrared satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed Tropical Storm Joyce continues to become more disorganized. 6 days
TESS shares first science image in hunt to find new worlds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA's newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now providing valuable data to help scientists discover and study exciting new exoplanets, or planets... 6 days
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone 01s's last breath in southern Indian Ocean
PHYS.ORG The first tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season, 01S, formed on Sept. 15 and was already fizzling two days later. Visible satellite imagery from... 6 days
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ESA From 17-24 September, twenty app developers will be creating mobile applications using satellite data at the Space App Camp, held at ESA's site in Italy 6 days
New kid on the block picks up relay for ozone
PHYS.ORG For more than 20 years, changes in ozone over Antarctica have been carefully monitored by a succession of European satellites. This important long-term record is now being added... 6 days
Video: Aeolus timelapse
PHYS.ORG This timelapse video shows ESA's Aeolus satellite being prepared for liftoff. It includes shots from the cleanroom in France, its arrival by ship in French Guiana, preparations at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, roll out to the launch pad and, finally,... 6 days
An artist's surreal view of Australia – created from satellite data captured 700km above Earth
PHYS.ORG There are more than 4,800 satellites orbiting Earth. They bristle with sensors – trained towards Earth and into... 6 days
Changing the Launch Equation: Q&A with Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck
SPACE.COM Rocket Lab aims to make space much more accessible with its 57-foot-tall (17 meters) small-satellite launcher, the Electron rocket. Space.com discussed the company's vision with Rocket... 6 days
NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity
BBC The all-British NovaSAR spacecraft will monitor big stretches of ocean for suspicious shipping activity. 6 days
UK satellites launched to track illegal shipping
Sky News Two new British satellites have been successfully launched into low earth orbit to demonstrate the latest technology for monitoring both land and sea. 7 days
two british earth observing satellites launched atop india s pslv booster Two British Earth-Observing Satellites Launched Atop India's PSLV Booster
ASTRO WATCH Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched on Sunday, September 16, its flagship Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)... 7 days
ssl s amos 8 contract in doubt as maxar eyes a geo exit SSL’s Amos-8 contract in doubt as Maxar eyes a GEO exit
SPACE NEWS One of the two commercial GEO satellite contracts Space Systems Loral announced this year... 7 days
nasa ula launch mission to track earth s changing ice NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice
ASTRO WATCH NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking... 7 days
grace fo satellite switching to backup instrument processing unit GRACE-FO Satellite Switching to Backup Instrument Processing Unit
ASTRO WATCH The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission team plans to switch to a backup system in the Microwave... 7 days
final delta 2 launches icesat 2 Final Delta 2 launches ICESat-2
SPACE NEWS A Delta 2 rocket lifted off Sept. 15 carrying a NASA Earth science satellite on the final flight of a vehicle whose heritage dates back to... 1 week
UK warns of satellite and space surveillance problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’
TechCrunch The U.K. government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no... 1 week
Ice loss laser satellite blasted into orbit
Sky News NASA has launched a laser satellite to track the loss of ice sheets and glaciers across the world as the climate warms. 1 week
NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss
PHYS.ORG NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the... 1 week
In Photos: Last Delta II Rocket Soars With NASA's ICESat-2
SPACE.COM On Sept. 15, 2018, the final Delta II rocket launched into space carrying NASA's ICESat-2 satellite, ending an era for the workhorse rocket. See photos from the historic... 1 week
NASA satellite launched to measure Earth's ice changes
ABC NEWS A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched from California 1 week
Last Delta II Rocket Launches NASA Satellite to Map Earth's Ice with Space Laser
SPACE.COM A $1 billion NASA mission that will use a laser to track changing ice levels on Earth soared into space... 1 week
Final Delta II Launch to Mark End of First Pioneering Era of US Rockets
SPACE.COM It launched rovers to Mars, sent probes to the moon, comets and asteroids, put astronomical observatories into orbit and deployed... 1 week
Lockheed Martin wins $7.2B Air Force satellite contract
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Air Force says it is awarding Lockheed Martin a $7.2 billion contract to build 22 next-generation Global Positioning System satellites. 1 week
Inside Planet Labs’ new satellite manufacturing site
TechCrunch Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in funding it’s amassed... 1 week
Lockheed Martin wins $7.2B Air Force satellite contract
ABC NEWS The U.S. Air Force says it is awarding Lockheed Martin a $7.2 billion contract to build 22 next-generation Global Positioning System satellites 1 week
Gov. 'Moonbeam' says California to launch climate satellite
ABC NEWS President Trump was a popular target Friday at California Gov. Jerry Brown's climate change summit in San Francisco 1 week
NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket
TechCrunch This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet's glacier and sea... 1 week
Brazil space station open for small satellite business
REUTERS Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees... 1 week
yahsat and hughes network systems form partnership Yahsat and Hughes Network Systems form partnership
SPACE NEWS Emirati satellite fleet operator Yahsat and Echostar’s Hughes Network Systems are seeking regulatory approval for a joint venture to offer ka-band broadband... 1 week
air force to award 7 2 billion contract to lockheed martin for 22 gps satellites Air Force to award $7.2 billion contract to Lockheed Martin for 22 GPS satellites
SPACE NEWS The first GPS 3F satellite is expected to... 1 week
airbus forecasts 15 to 18 commercial geo orders as new annual norm Airbus forecasts 15 to 18 commercial GEO orders as new annual norm
SPACE NEWS As satellite manufacturers grapple with what increasingly looks like a permanent decline in the number of commercial geostationary communications satellites purchased worldwide, one offered... 1 week
California is ‘launching our own damn satellite’ to track pollution, with help from Planet
TechCrunch California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown... 1 week
The Latest: Gov. Brown says California will launch satellite
ABC NEWS California Gov. Jerry Brown says the state plans to launch its "own damn satellite" into orbit to address climate change 1 week
watch the last flight of the delta ii rocket as it puts a laser pulsing satellite into orbit Watch the last flight of the Delta II rocket as it puts a laser-pulsing satellite into orbit
THE VERGE Tomorrow morning,... 1 week
communications providers prepare for spike in demand Communications providers prepare for spike in demand
SPACE NEWS Satellite communications providers are forming partnerships, making acquisitions and developing new business models in anticipation of new satellite constellations and surging demand... 1 week
UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’
TechCrunch The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no... 1 week
NASA-NOAA satellite find wind shear affecting Helene, Azores warnings up
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Helene may be battling wind shear but it's caused a Tropical Storm Warning for all of the Azores Islands on Sept. 15. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite... 1 week
Wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Joyce in NASA-NOAA satellite image
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the eastern Atlantic Ocean and saw that Tropical Storm Joyce is battling wind shear. Winds are pushing thunderstorm development northeast of the... 1 week
NASA-NOAA satellite sees land-falling Hurricane Florence
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the eye of Hurricane Florence the morning of landfall. Infrared imagery showed the power and the extent of this massive storm. 1 week
NASA sees dangerous Super Typhoon Mangkhut, eyeing the Philippines
PHYS.ORG Super Typhoon Mangkhut is a powerful tropical cyclone headed toward the northern Philippines. It is a Category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided... 1 week
You Can Watch NASA Launch a Laser-Toting, Ice-Tracking Satellite Saturday. Here's How.
SPACE.COM One of the most storied rockets in history is taking its last journey Saturday morning (Sept. 15) in a launch you won't want to... 1 week
NASA-NOAA satellite finds winds tearing Tropical Depression Isaac apart
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over tropical cyclone Isaac in the eastern Caribbean Sea and it has weakened to a depression as a result of being hammered by vertical wind... 1 week
NASA sees wind shear bringing post-tropical Cyclone Olivia toward dissipation
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found that as Post-tropical cyclone Olivia was being strongly affected by wind shear in the Central Pacific Ocean. That shear was preventing the development... 1 week
new kid on the block picks up relay for ozone New kid on the block picks up relay for ozone
ESA For more than 20 years, changes in ozone over Antarctica have been carefully monitored by a... 1 week
Image: Northeast Ethiopia
PHYS.ORG The Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over Semera in northeast Ethiopia. Semera is a new town with a population of just over 2600 and serves as the capital of the Afar region. The region spans an estimated 270 000 sq... 1 week
Most fire in Florida goes undetected
SCIENCE DAILY A new study indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the number of fires in Florida, detecting only 25 percent of burned area. 1 week
aeolus timelapse Aeolus timelapse
ESA A look back on preparations for the 22 August liftoff of ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite 1 week
MarCO makes space for small explorers
PHYS.ORG Twenty years ago, CubeSats—a class of boxy satellites small enough to fit in a backpack—were used by universities as a teaching aid. Simpler, smaller and cheaper than traditional satellites, they've made space more accessible to private... 1 week
NASA is ready to launch a satellite that shoots lasers at the Earth - CNET
CNET VIDEO The satellite shoots 10,000 laser pulses at the Earth every second, taking measurements every 2.3 feet to paint... 1 week
ICESat-2: Tracking Earth's Ice with Unparalleled Detail
SPACE.COM NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite ICESat-2 can watch ice thickness change to within the width of a No. 2 pencil every year. It took a decade to develop the technology to yield such precision, but... 1 week
NASA satellite analyzes powerful super Typhoon Mangkhut
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at powerful Super Typhoon Mangkhut early on Sept. 13 that revealed a large eye surrounded by a large area of powerful storms. Mangkhut is a Category 5... 1 week
NASA sees Tropical Depression Olivia's strength waning
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at a weakening and now tropical depression Olivia in the Central Pacific Ocean. Olivia soaked the Hawaiian Islands on its east to west track through them. 1 week
NASA gets inside look at large and powerful Hurricane Florence
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the large and powerful Hurricane Florence early on Sept. 13, 2018 that indicated wind shear was temporarily affecting the southern... 1 week
Most fire in Florida goes undetected, researchers say
PHYS.ORG A new study from Florida State University researchers indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the number of fires in Florida. 1 week
Classifying drivers of global forest loss
Science Magazine Global maps of forest loss depict the scale and magnitude of forest disturbance, yet companies, governments, and nongovernmental organizations need to distinguish permanent conversion (i.e., deforestation) from temporary loss from forestry or wildfire. Using satellite imagery,... 1 week
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Barijat crossing Gulf of Tonkin
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Barijat appeared disorganized on satellite imagery as it moved across the Gulf of Tonkin, South China Sea. Barijat is being torn apart and had weakened from wind shear. After a... 1 week
NASA finds subtropical storm Joyce disorganized, wandering
PHYS.ORG Subtropical Storm Joyce seemed dazed by its own formation, wandering in the north central Atlantic Ocean and disorganized. NASA satellite imagery confirmed the lack of organization and patchy development of thunderstorms within the system. 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Five years ago, a group of UCLA undergrads came together with a common goal... 1 week
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