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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 days 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 days ago

Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?

The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands of satellites…

6 days ago

LightSail 2 Mission is Going Strong and Sending Mission Info Home!

The Planetary Society recently launched its LightSail 2 technology demonstrator, which could prove to be an effective means of propulsion…

7 days ago

SpaceX has Lost Contact With 3 of its Starlink Satellites

Back in May 23rd, 2019, SpaceX launched the first batch of its Starlink constellation, a fleet of satellites that will…

2 weeks ago

Satellites Equipped With a Tether Would be Able to De-Orbit Themselves at the end of Their Life

A new technology that allows satellites to de-orbit themselves at the end of their lives could help mitigate the problem…

1 month ago

Sen has Launched a 4K Video Stream to Space

In their drive towards "democratizing space", the private aerospace company Sen recently demonstrated the capabilities of their 4K video streaming…

2 months ago

SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried.

SpaceX just launched the first 60 satellites that will make up their Starlink broadband internet service provider.

2 months ago

Planetary Society’s Light Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Next Month

The Planetary Society is going to launch their LightSail 2 CubeSat next month. LightSail 2 is a test mission designed…

2 months ago

Before We Ruin the Universe, We Should Follow Some Space Sustainability Guidelines

There are 20,000 objects orbiting Earth at this moment that are larger than 10 cm. Out of that number, only…

2 months ago