Satellites

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…

2 days 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…

7 days 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…

2 weeks 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 weeks 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…

1 month 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…

2 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…

2 months ago

An Iceberg the Size of South Georgia Island is on a Collision Course with… South Georgia Island

Back in July 2017, satellites watched as an enormous iceberg broke free from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf on the…

2 months ago

How Will Starlink’s Packet Routing Work?

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite cluster has been receiving more and more headline space recently as it continues adding satellites at a…

3 months ago

About 3% of Starlinks Have Failed So Far

A new analysis indicates that 3% of Starlink satellites have failed since they were launched to orbit, which could mean…

3 months ago