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A Cubesat Deployed a De-Orbiting Tether and Now it’s Losing Altitude 24 Times Faster than Before

A company called Tethers Unlimited has deployed its de-orbiting tether in a successful test on the Prox-1 satellite. The satellite…

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A Television Satellite Might be About to Explode

A DirecTV satellite suffered a battery failure and now has to be de-orbited. Otherwise, it could cause a collision and…

2 days ago

Space Force Uniforms are Perfectly Camouflaged for a Forest Moon

The United States Space Force has given us a look at their new uniforms, and critics are savaging them on…

1 week ago

Scientists Figure Out How to Continuously Watch the Entire Planet With Just 4 Satellites

A new study has shown that optimal global satellite coverage can be achieved with just four satellites, and in a…

2 weeks ago

North and South America, At Night

Along with all of their space-exploration, planet-hunting, and astronomy-based endeavours, NASA also keeps a very keen eye on Earth. In…

2 months ago

Using Balloons to Launch Rockets

LEO Aerospace is developing a "Rockoon" system that will provide commercial launch services for microsatellites, as well as a platforms…

2 months ago

New Satellites Will Tell Us Exactly how Quickly the Oceans are Rising

One of the clearest signs of global warming, unless you live next to a glacier, are rising oceans. Now a…

2 months ago

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…

3 months 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…

3 months 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…

3 months ago