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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 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…

2 months 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.…

2 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…

5 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…

5 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…

5 months 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…

6 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…

7 months ago

SpaceX’s Starlink Constellation Construction Begins. 2,200 Satellites Will go up Over the Next 5 years

Musk recently announced that SpaceX will begin deploying the first batch of its internet satellites next year and continuing until…

8 months ago

Space Weather Forecasts can now give Satellites One Whole Day of Warning when a Killer Solar Storm is Inbound

Earth's fleet of satellites is in a vulnerable position. When solar activity increases, high-energy particles are directed toward Earth. Our…

8 months ago