Satellites
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 21 minutes
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
UK Export Finance steps up space sector focus  SPACE NEWS · 9 hours
Britain’s export credit agency has long discussed more involvement in the satellite industry, but didn’t have any major deals to... more
Secretive Startup SpinLaunch Gets 1st Launch Contract for US Military  SPACE.COM · 9 hours
The secretive startup SpinLaunch, which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract. more
Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast as they did 40 years ago, scientists discover thanks to Cold War era satellite images more
I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers  NPR · 12 hours
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades... more
Cold War–era spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers are melting fast  SCIENCE-NEWS · 13 hours
Declassified spy satellite photographs show that glacier melt in the Himalayas has sped up dramatically in the last two decades. more
Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years  Science Magazine · 13 hours
Himalayan glaciers supply meltwater to densely populated catchments in South Asia, and regional observations of glacier change over multiple decades are needed to understand... more
Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century. The analysis, spanning 40 years of... more
The satellite with X-ray vision  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
In the early hours of October 23, 2011, ROSAT was engulfed in the waves of the Indian Ocean. This was the end of a success story that is unparalleled in German space exploration research. The satellite, developed and... more
Orbit Fab Demonstrates Satellite Refueling Technology on Space Station  SPACE.COM · 19 hours
A startup company that plans to develop tankers for refueling satellites has completed a key test of its technology on the International Space Station. more
Supplier issue behind delays with first ViaSat-3 launch  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Problems with an unnamed component supplier are the reason the first launch of a ViaSat-3 high-throughput satellite won't happen until... more
Orbit Fab demonstrates satellite refueling technology on ISS  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A startup company that plans to develop tankers for refueling satellites has completed a key test of its technology on... more
Overhauled business plan bearing fruit, Avanti says  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Selling capacity to other satellite operators is now one of Avanti’s main priorities, followed by selling to the U.S. Defense Department, Avanti... more
RBC Signals pursues government work, wins first award  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
RBC Signals, a startup creating a global network of satellite ground stations, aggressively pursuing and beginning to win government business,... more
Watch Scientists Melt a Satellite Part to See How Stuff Burns Up During Reentry  SPACE.COM · 2 days
European researchers melted a dense satellite part in a special space fire created in a lab in hopes of better... more
Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds dry air affecting Tropical Cyclone Vayu  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Vayu was fading as it neared the coast of southwestern Pakistan and northwestern India. Dry air and wind shear were preventing development the development of thunderstorms, making the... more
Former ABS execs form small GEO builder Saturn Satellite Networks  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Saturn Satellite Networks will build satellites ranging from 600 kilograms to 1,700 kilograms, and already has... more
American Airlines extends satellite-based Wi-Fi to domestic fleet  9to5Mac · 3 days
American Airlines last year brought satellite-based Wi-Fi to its wide-bodied aircraft – used mostly on international flights. The company says... more
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers took one of the densest parts of an Earth-orbiting satellite, placed it in a plasma wind tunnel then proceeded to melt it into vapour. Their goal was to better understand how... more
Satellites assisting look into hurricanes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A mission to probe winds deep inside hurricanes, where most satellites cannot see and few aircraft venture, is showing signs of success despite an unexpected obstacle linked to tensions in the Middle East. more
Peraton acquires cloud services, satellite ground systems provider Solers  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Peraton CEO and chairman Stu Shea said the acquisition of Solers will strengthen the company's national security space... more
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time  ESA · 3 days
Researchers took one of the densest parts of an Earth-orbiting satellite, placed it in a plasma wind tunnel then proceeded... more
As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must prepare to deal with congestion  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com more
RUAG: Suppliers are key to mission success  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
RUAG Space offers high-performance, reliable products for launch vehicles and satellites, offering engineering, design and production. SpaceNews.com more
American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet  TechCrunch · 3 days
American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of... more
Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris  REUTERS · 4 days
The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics... more
Out of the Fog: Amazing SpaceX Launch Photos of Canada's Radarsat Constellation  SPACE.COM · 5 days
On June 12, 2019, a used SpaceX rocket launched three satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission to study Earth from space. See the photos... more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes. more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone's Vayu getting stretched  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That's never a good sign for a tropical cyclone, because they need... more
What drives Yellowstone's massive elk migrations?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Yellowstone's migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the treks between their winter ranges and summer ranges, researchers show. Their study... more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the U.S. Geological Survey have found that data gathered from orbiting satellites can provide more accurate information on the impact of large earthquakes, which, in turn, can help provide... more
NASA finds tropical cyclone Vayu off India's Gujarat coast  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern coast of India, and its cloud-filled eye remained offshore. more
New satellites show worrying view of droughts and ice loss  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Data from new satellites reveal the alarming extent of the recent drought in Australia and confirms a significant loss of ice in Antarctica, say ANU scientists. more
Satellite sees tropical cyclone Vayu centered off India coastline  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Tropical Cyclone Vayu's eye was just off the western coast of India when the NOAA-20 satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. more
Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of... more
Meet Ariane 6 and Vega C: Europe's New 'Rideshare' Rockets (Videos)  SPACE.COM · 7 days
Europe is taking advantage of the small-satellite trend by building two rockets that act as a rideshare, taking several spacecraft up at the same time. more
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using satellite-supported recordings, they document the strong fluctuations and the... more
Mapping our global human footprint  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the global population is estimated to reach nine billion, 70% of which will be living in... more
GAO sustains protest of $655 million Air Force satellite ground systems contract  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The contract was awarded to SAIC on Jan. 31. Peraton filed a protest on March 5. SpaceNews.com more
3 Canadian satellites successfully launched into orbit  CBC · 1 week
A trio of Canadian satellites that represent the next generation of Earth-observation technology successfully launched and deployed Wednesday morning. more
NASA reveals Tropical Cyclone Vayu's compact center  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu has a compact central dense overcast cloud cover. Vayu's center was off-shore from India's Gujarart coast. more
Canadian Radarsat satellites launched aboard SpaceX rocket  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program have been launched into orbit from California more
Canadian Radarsat satellites head to orbit on SpaceX rocket  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program are heading toward orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket. more
Canadian Radarsat satellites head to orbit on SpaceX rocket  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program are heading toward orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket more
Watch Live Today! SpaceX Radarsat Satellite Launch, NASA Hidden Figures Celebration  SPACE.COM · 1 week
SpaceX will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch three new Earth-observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency on Wednesday (June 12) at 10:17 a.m. EDT... more
SpaceX successfully re-launches and recovers Falcon 9 flown in March  TechCrunch · 1 week
SpaceX’s launch today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base went off today without a hitch, bringing three satellites that make up the RADARSAT constellation to be used for... more
The Latest: 3 Canadian Radarsat satellites placed in orbit  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program have been deployed into orbit after launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif more
A deorbit kit for satellites based on low work-function tethers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) coordinates a European research project, called E.T.PACK, whose objective is the development of a new system for deorbiting space satellites without using... more
Mapping our global human footprint  ESA · 1 week
The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the global population is... more
The Latest: SpaceX recovers rocket after Radarsat launch  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program are heading toward orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket more
Used SpaceX Rocket Launches 3 Radarsat Satellites, Aces Foggy Landing  SPACE.COM · 1 week
SpaceX successfully launched its seventh Falcon 9 rocket of the year today (June 12), delivering a trio of Earth-observing satellites into orbit. more
SpaceX launches Canadian radar satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a trio of Canadian synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites June 12 that promise higher resolution imagery with shorter revisit times.... more
A Used SpaceX Rocket Launching 3 Satellites Today! Watch It Live  SPACE.COM · 1 week
SpaceX will launch three next-generation Earth-observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency Wednesday (June 12), and you can watch the liftoff live. more
A Used SpaceX Rocket Will Launch 3 Satellites Today! Watch It Live  SPACE.COM · 1 week
SpaceX will launch three next-generation Earth-observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency Wednesday (June 12), and you can watch the liftoff live. more
Watch SpaceX launch Canadian observation satellites aboard a re-used Falcon 9  TechCrunch · 1 week
SpaceX has a launch scheduled today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base, currently targeting a launch window of 14 minutes that opens at 7:17 AM PT... more
Watch Live @ 10 am ET: SpaceX Launching 3 Earth Satellites for Canada  SPACE.COM · 1 week
SpaceX will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch three new Earth-observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency on Wednesday (June 12)... more
Used SpaceX Rocket Launching 3 Satellites Wednesday: How to Watch Live  SPACE.COM · 1 week
SpaceX will launch three next-generation Earth-observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency tomorrow (June 12), and you can watch the liftoff live. more
NASA takes Tropical Cyclone's Vayu's temperature  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean and took the temperature of Tropical Cyclone Vayu as it moved northward in the Arabian Sea. NASA found the storm intensifying/ Warnings are now in effect for... more
Twin NASA satellites to study signal disruption from space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's twin E-TBEx CubeSats—short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment—are scheduled to launch in June 2019 aboard the Department of Defense's Space Test Program-2 launch. The launch includes a total of... more
Arizona suffering from several large wildfires  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There are several wildfires burning in Arizona as the wildfire season in the West begins in earnest. This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite on June... more
NASA Twin Satellites to Study Signal Disruption From Space  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
NASA is preparing to launch twin satellites this month that focus on how radio signals that pass through the Earth's upper atmosphere can be distorted. more
NASA's SET mission to study satellite protection is ready for launch  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Space Environment Testbeds, or SET, will launch in June 2019 on its mission to study how to better protect satellites in space. SET will get... more
NASA catches development of Tropical Cyclone 02A  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite provided confirmation of the development of Tropical Cyclone 02A in the Arabian Sea, Northern Indian Ocean. more
How satellites can improve the health of city dwellers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most people get a health boost from exercise. But for those with heart disease or a lung condition such as asthma, exercising during periods of high urban air pollution can... more
How satellites can improve the health of city dwellers  ESA · 1 week
Most people get a health boost from exercise. But for those with heart disease or a lung condition... more
Planck Finds No New Evidence for Cosmic Anomalies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of... more
China Completes First Offshore Rocket Launch  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
China successfully launched a rocket from a mobile launch platform in the Yellow Sea off Shandong Province on Wednesday, sending two technology experiment satellites... more
AT&T's DirecTV reportedly considering merger with Dish satellite - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
DirecTV has been hemorrhaging customers, with AT&T considering selling off or merging the unit with Dish Network, according to Reuters. more
AT&T DirecTV reportedly considering merger with Dish satellite - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
DirecTV has been hemorrhaging customers, with AT&T reportedly considering selling off or merging the unit with Dish Network. more
Antarctic glacier named after GFZ satellite mission 'GRACE'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A glacier in the West Antarctic has been named after the German-American satellite mission GRACE. GRACE stands for "Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment." Between 2002 and 2017, the scientific mission measured the... more
RAS statement on Starlink satellite constellation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Royal Astronomical Society notes with concern the launch of the new SpaceX Starlink constellation of satellites into low-Earth orbit, and the potential impact of this and other programmes on views of the night sky and... more
Antarctic glaciers named after satellites  ESA · 2 weeks
Dramatic changes in the shape of the Antarctic ice sheet have become emblematic of the climate crisis. And, in deference to the critical role that satellites... more
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