Satellites

Earth Observation Satellites Could be Flown Much Lower than Current Altitudes and Do Better Science

Satellite engineers know what every photographer knows: get close to your subject to get better pictures. Not just visible light…

2 weeks ago

Russia Just Tested an Anti-Satellite Weapon

The United States and Russia/USSR have been adversaries for a long time. Their heated rivarly stretches back to the waning…

2 weeks ago

This is What an Air-Breathing Electric Thruster’s Intake Would Look Like

Like all other technologies, satellite technology has grown in leaps and bounds in the past couple decades. Satellites can monitor…

3 weeks ago

Dust Seen Streaming Out of Namibia Into the Atlantic Ocean

Landsat 8 strikes again. Landsat 8 is the United States Geological Survey's most recently launched satellite, and it holds the…

3 weeks ago

Watch the Incredible Plume of Dust from Africa Cross the Entire Atlantic Ocean

Dust plumes are a natural phenomena, part of Earth's nutrient cycle. They occur when high-velocity winds pick up tiny dry…

1 month ago

The Navy is Testing Beaming Solar Power in Space

Solar power has become a focal point of the battle to mitigate climate change.  The potential of solar power is…

2 months ago

New Data Show How Phytoplankton Pumps Carbon Out of the Atmosphere at an Enormous Scale

One of the most fascinating things about planet Earth is the way that life shapes the Earth and the Earth…

3 months ago

New Photos From LightSail 2

Ten months in space! The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft just reached that milestone. And the fine folks at the…

3 months ago

Elon Musk says that SpaceX Has no Plans to Spin Off Starlink

At the recent Satellite 2020 Conference & Exhibition, Elon Musk declared that Starlink will not become its own company in…

5 months ago

Phew, Earth-Watching DSCOVR is Operational Again

Rejoice! If you’ve missed your daily fix of seeing views of our rotating Earth from space, NOAA announced that its…

5 months ago