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SpaceX Launches Another 60 Starlink Satellites

In May of 2019, Elon Musk began delivering on his promise to create a constellation of satellites (named Starlink) that…

1 week ago

Elon Musk Tweets with Starlink. Services Could be Available Next Year.

Starlink could be offering services by this time next year, and Musk just tested it by sending out the inaugural…

4 weeks ago

Now that Many Countries Have the Ability to Destroy Satellites, the US is Figuring Out Ways to Make Them More Armored

With all the advances made in anti-satellite technology, Sandia National Laboratories is seeking partnerships to develop satellites that can defend…

4 weeks ago

SpaceX Files a Request to Launch Another 30,000 Satellites for Starlink, on Top of the 12,000 They’re Already Planning to Launch

According to recent filings, SpaceX is hoping to send an additional 30,000 Starlink satellites to orbit in the coming years.

1 month ago

A Satellite Just Launched Whose Job is to Extend the Life of Geosynchronous Satellites

Space Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, has launched a satellite that can extend the life of other satellites.…

1 month ago

Thanks to Trump, We’ve Got a Better Idea of the Capabilities of US Surveillance Satellites

The US President has done it again. Just when you think things can't get any more—"unusual"— in the White House,…

3 months ago

NASA Tests Water Powered Spacecraft in Orbit

Picture two tissue box-sized spacecraft orbiting Earth. Then picture them communicating, and using a water-powered thruster to approach each other.…

3 months ago

LightSail 2 is Sending Home New Pictures of Earth

LightSail 2, the brainchild of The Planetary Society, has gifted us two new gorgeous images of Earth. The small spacecraft…

4 months ago

Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Launch Thousands of Internet Satellites Too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of…

4 months ago

Virgin Orbit Tests its Satellite-Delivery Rocket for the First Time

Virgin Orbit achieved a milestone with a successful drop test of their LauncherOne rocket. Once complete, this system will deliver…

4 months ago