Satellites
Russia May Soon Mothball Its Most Historic Launchpad: Report  SPACE.COM · 4 hours
Russia may soon decommission its most historic launch site, from which the world's first satellite, Sputnik, was lofted into space. more
NASA's Aqua Satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Lorna organizing  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the recently formed Tropical Storm Lorna was getting organized in the Southeastern Indian Ocean. more
Why We Need to Avoid More Anti-Satellite Tests  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
No state has destroyed another state's satellite. This extraordinary restraint is worth preserving and expanding. more
NASA examines Tropical Cyclone Kenneth in infrared light  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kenneth and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
Aurora creates 'speed bumps' for satellites orbiting Earth  Sky News · 11 hours
Scientists have discovered how the aurora creates "speed bumps" which can slow down satellites orbiting the Earth. more
High-Altitude Auroras Create 'Speed Bumps' for Satellites  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
A high-altitude version of the northern lights can create a headwind for some orbiting satellites, new research confirms. more
On This Day in Space! April 24, 1970: China Launches Its 1st Satellite  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
On April 24, 1970, China became the fifth nation to independently launch a satellite into orbit. See how it happened in our... more
Graffiti exhibition to showcase role of climate from space  ESA · 16 hours
Street art and climate science will combine at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium to highlight the major role that... more
Sign across space  ESA · 17 hours
Technology image of the week: Infrared and phosphorescent satellite markers could help future space servicing vehicles home in on targets more
Iridium says DoD’s new unlimited service contract renewal nearly complete  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Iridium CEO Matt Desch said April 23 the company expects to finalize a multi-year renewal of... more
Largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists offer a new way to accurately map coral reefs using a combination of Earth-orbiting satellites and field observations. This first-ever global coral reef atlas contains maps of over 65,000 square kilometers... more
China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities  TechCrunch · 1 day
The Chinese government has been using a private company jointly owned by a U.S. investment firm and its Chinese counterpart to expand its surveillance... more
Auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated, scientists find  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers find that 'speed bumps' in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought. more
NASA catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth near Aldabra  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the formation of Tropical Storm Kenneth in the Southern Indian Ocean. Kenneth formed north of Madagascar and east of the Aldabra Atoll. more
Scientists create largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study from scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a new... more
Relativity to launch LEO satellite for mu Space  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Relativity announced April 23 it has secured a contract to launch a low Earth orbit satellite for Thai startup mu... more
Scientists find auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center find that "speed bumps" in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought. more
China Launches New BeiDou Satellite  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 10:41 p.m.... more
Researchers calculate decades of 'scary' Greenland ice melting  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Measuring melting ice is a fairly precise business in 2019—thanks to satellites, weather stations and sophisticated climate models. more
Earth Day 2019: These Amazing NASA Images Show Earth from Above  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
Earth Day 2019: Here's 10 Amazing NASA Photos of Earth from Space  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
Intelsat Reports Intelsat 29e Satellite Failure  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Intelsat S.A. has announced that the anomaly previously disclosed on April 10, 2019 has resulted in the total loss of the Intelsat 29e spacecraft.... more
Debris of Satellite Destroyed by India May Threaten ISS - Russian MoD  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
When India tested its anti-satellite weapons, more than 100 fragments of destroyed spacecraft were created; in the future, these fragments could pose a threat... more
Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea. more
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered... more
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... more
Ground station startup Leaf Space plans capital raise  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Italian startup Leaf Space wants to triple the number of ground station locations it has by late next year, citing... more
U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in late April or early May three U.S. military satellites including the... more
Intelsat-29e declared a total loss  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Fleet operator Intelsat said its first high throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is a “total loss” after attempts to save the malfunctioning satellite proved unsuccessful. SpaceNews.com more
Indian Anti-Satellite Test Proves Early Test for Space Fence  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Still in testing mode, the U.S. Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll detected India’s March 27 anti-satellite test and issued a break-up alert. more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Notre Dame Fire Damage Spotted from Space (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 7 days
A photo taken yesterday (April 17) by DigitalGlobe's sharp-eyed WorldView-2 satellite shows the damage done to the famous 850-year-old Paris church. more
New satellite data sets reveal flood risk for vulnerable populations  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists from the University of Bristol have modelled the likelihood of flooding in some of the world's most hazardous zones to an unparalleled degree of accuracy. more
Satellite Confirms Key NASA Temperature Data: The Planet Is Warming - and Fast  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
A high-profile NASA temperature data set has found new backing from independent satellite records - suggesting the findings are on a sound... more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement system called AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder) from... more
HD 21749c: TESS Discovers Its First Earth-Sized Exoplanet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized planet — HD 21749c. The newly-discovered planet orbits HD... more
AI for Earth observation and numerical weather prediction  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques could help forecasters get more out of these data by improving accuracy and... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
LyteLoop plans dozens of smallsats for data-in-motion secure storage service  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
After four years of stealth mode, LyteLoop, a startup planning to store massive amounts of data... more
Mirror, mirror  ESA · 1 week
Technology image of the week: a vintage image of a 121-segment mirror array being installed inside Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, built to reflect simulated sunlight for satellite testing more
Why we need to avoid more anti-satellite tests  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Even “responsible” ASAT tests put other space users at risk. SpaceNews.com more
CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth's gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass... more
CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. more
Mysterious star 21 Comae reinvestigated with MOST satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have employed the Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars (MOST) space telescope to conduct a new investigation of the enigmatic variable star 21 Comae whose nature is still widely debated. Results of... more
NASA's TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds 1st Earth-Size Alien World  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite spotted the planet, as well as a weird "sub-Neptune" world, circling the star HD 21749, which lies about 53 light-years from Earth. more
NASA Exoplanet Hunter TESS Finds Earth-Size Planet  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
NASA's new exoplanet hunter Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size world. more
Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The center core of the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched a communications satellite April 11 fell over after landing in rough seas,... more
TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world. This milestone sets the path for finding smaller planets around even smaller stars, and... more
TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new paper from a team of astronomers that includes Carnegie's Johanna... more
World's biggest plane takes flight  CBC · 1 week
A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan has flown for the first time, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder... more
On This Day in Space! April 15, 2005: NASA Spacecraft Collides with Satellite  SPACE.COM · 1 week
On April 15, 2005, NASA launched the DART spacecraft to rendezvous with a small satellite, but hit it instead. See how it... more
GSLV Phase-4 Continuation Approved by Cabinet  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The phase-4 programme will enable the launch of 2 tonne class of satellites for geo-imaging, navigation, data relay communication and space sciences. more
Falcon Heavy Delivers Arabsat-6A into Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
On Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space... more
Elon Musk Calls Jeff Bezos 'Copycat' on Twitter  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Musk took to Twitter to call Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a "copycat" after Bezos announced plans to launch a new satellite-based broadband service. more
New Model Accurately Predicts Harmful Space Weather  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting... more
SpaceX completes its first commercial mission to space video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
SpaceX on Wednesday launched Saudi Arabia's Arabsat-6A communications satellite into orbit. Watch highlights from the launch as the Falcon Heavy rocket boosters return to Earth. more
Trifecta! SpaceX launches first mission on Falcon Heavy and lands all three boosters  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch vehicle undertook its first commercial mission today, taking a communications satellite to orbit and proving the viability of... more
Falcon Heavy sends first commercial satellite into orbit  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
COLORADO SPRINGS – SpaceX sent the Arabsat-6A communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit April 11, completing the Falcon Heavy rocket’s... more
Virgin Orbit satellite-launching plane to take off from Guam  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A company owned by billionaire businessman Richard Branson is picking Guam as a site for its airplane-launched satellite service more
Exolaunch and Virgin Orbit sign memorandum of understanding  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
German launch services provider Exolaunch announced a memorandum of understanding April 11 with Virgin Orbit to send satellites into space... more
Arabsat CEO: Falcon Heavy gives our satellite extra life  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Arabsat chose SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its newest satellite in order to give the satellite a... more
Indian anti-satellite test proves early test for Space Fence  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Still a testing mode, the U.S. Air Force Space Fence on Kwajalein Atoll detected India’s March 27 anti-satellite... more
Watch SpaceX's huge Falcon Heavy lift off for first commercial launch - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The monster spacecraft is scheduled to blast off Thursday, after high winds postponed the historic first launch of a telecommunications satellite. more
Pre-crop values from satellite images to support diversification of agriculture  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Pre-crop values for a high number of previous and following crop combinations originating from farmers' fields are, for the first time, available to support diversification of currently monotonous... more
Hyten: Hypersonic missile defense satellites a job for the Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Hyten agrees with SDA Director Fred Kennedy that DoD should rapidly develop a space sensor constellation in LEO. SpaceNews.com more
Maxar’s path to growth runs through Worldview Legion  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Dan Jablonsky, the former DigitalGlobe president, took the helm at Maxar Technologies on Jan. 13, six days after the company... more
Space Norway in final procurement for two highly elliptical orbit satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Stig Nilsson, a colonel in the Norwegian Ministry of Defence’s Department for Defence Policy... more
Watch SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy Launch and triple landing attempt here  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
It's finally launch day for the Falcon Heavy's first mission, and SpaceX's heavy-duty rocket platform is due to take off at 3:35 Pacific time. The launch... more
Intelsat-29e satellite suffers fuel leak, spotted drifting along GEO arc  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Intelsat’s first Epic-series high-throughput satellite, Intelsat-29e, is drifting in orbit after back-to-back anomalies, forcing the company... more
Battle for space more stealth than Star Wars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At tens of thousands of kilometers above the Earth, a Russian satellite slowly approached the French-Italian satellite Athena-Fidus in October 2017, a move France later denounced as "an act of espionage." more
Ridding space of old satellites and debris  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With constellations of thousands of telecommunication mini satellites expected to orbit Earth in the near future, the risk of space-debris collisions will grow. For Nobu Okada, it's an opportunity. more
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket poised for first commercial launch  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is poised for its first commercial space launch Wednesday, carrying a Saudi satellite operated by Arabsat, a year after sending founder Elon Musk's red Tesla roadster... more
Brazil to order second dual civil-military communications satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Brazilian Air Force Executive Vice President Maj. Gen. José Vagner Vital, said the nation’s military wants to have a backup... more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Wallace dissipating  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Wallace was dissipating in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead. Wallace was located off the northwestern coast of Western Australia. more
Hurricane Harvey provides lessons learned for flood resiliency plans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists used satellite data to map the Houston-Galveston area impacted by Hurricane Harvey to understand why the flooding was so severe and widespread. more
On This Day in Space! April 10, 1982: India Launches 1st Multipurpose Satellite  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On April 10, 1982, India launched its first multipurpose satellite, INSAT-1. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space... more
New model accurately predicts harmful space weather  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth's outer radiation belt. A paper recently published in the... more
New model accurately predicts harmful space weather  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth's outer radiation belt. more
Thales Alenia Space mulls satellite servicing venture  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Roberto Provera, Thales Alenia Space’s director of human spaceflight and transportation programs, said the company envisions having a servicing business by 2024... more
NASA imagery shows winds tearing Tropical Cyclone Wallace  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Wallace being sheared apart from strong northwesterly winds. Clouds from Wallace stretched far inland over a well-known wilderness area. more
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