Satellites

There’s Now a Gas Station… In Space!

A new startup has created the world's first gas station in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which will extend the lives…

5 days ago

Doomed Satellite was Equipped With a Drag Sail to Deorbit it After its Mission was Complete

A team at Purdue University developed a drag sail to attach to satellites to help them de-orbit to combat space…

1 week ago

Satellites can Track Microplastics From Space

Sometimes simple and elegant solutions are all that is needed to solve a problem.  One problem that was searching for…

2 months ago

A Solution to Space Junk: Satellites Made of Mushrooms?

According "cyber farmer" Max Justice, a solution to the growing problem of space junk and toxic chemicals could come in…

4 months ago

Starlink and OneWeb Have Their First Avoidance Maneuver With Each Other’s Constellations

Two companies, OneWeb and SpaceX, are racing to put fleets of thousands of communication satellites into orbit. In March they…

4 months ago

Satellites Have Brightened the Skies by About 10% Across the Entire Planet

New research has found that as the number of satellites in Earth orbit continues to increase, their accumulated light pollution…

6 months ago

Tracking Satellites Through GEOSat Eclipse Season

You can spot satellites in far-flung orbits… if you know exactly where and when to look.

6 months ago

Earth’s Atmosphere Can Generate a “Space Hurricane”

There are hurricanes in space. Researchers looking through archival data found evidence of a previously unobserved phenomenon — a giant…

7 months ago

A new Method to Capture High-Resolution Images of Space Debris

“You can’t hit what you can’t see” is a common phrase in sports and was originally derived to describe baseball…

7 months ago

How Long Will Space Junk Take to Burn Up? Here’s a Handy Chart

If the Roman Empire had been able to launch a satellite in a relatively high Low Earth Orbit – say…

7 months ago