Satellites

Earth’s Atmosphere Can Generate a “Space Hurricane”

There are hurricanes in space. Researchers looking through archival data found evidence of a previously unobserved phenomenon — a giant…

1 month ago

A new Method to Capture High-Resolution Images of Space Debris

“You can’t hit what you can’t see” is a common phrase in sports and was originally derived to describe baseball…

2 months ago

How Long Will Space Junk Take to Burn Up? Here’s a Handy Chart

If the Roman Empire had been able to launch a satellite in a relatively high Low Earth Orbit – say…

2 months ago

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches a Batch of Satellites From an Airplane

Virgin Orbit has successfully tested its new air-launch system (LauncherOne) that will deliver small satellites to orbit in the near…

3 months ago

A New Satellite Is Going to Try to Maintain Low Earth Orbit Without Any Propellant

Staying afloat in space can be deceptively hard.  Just ask the characters from Gravity, or any number of the hundreds…

3 months ago

These Bizarre Cloud Patterns are von Kármán’s Vortices, Caused by the air Wrapping Around Tall Islands

This is an image of some of the islands that make up the nation of Cape Verde. While most in…

3 months ago

A Steampunk Engine to Solve Your Satellite Woes!

NASA contractor Howe Industries just presented their design for a "steampunk" engine that could allow satellites to maneuver, without the…

4 months ago

The RAVN-X is a new Autonomous Aircraft Designed to Launch Small Satellites

The latest addition to the NewSpace industry is the Aevum RAVN-X, an automonous aircraft that can air-launch satellites to Low…

4 months ago

Iceberg A-68A is Turning. Will it Miss South Georgia Island After All?

A massive iceberg named A-68A is on a long journey through the seas near Antarctica. Though largely empty, those waters…

4 months ago

Satellites can see the pollution trails from individual ships

All hands have to be on deck if the world is going to tackle degradation, and one of the biggest…

5 months ago