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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…

10 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…

10 months ago

Ice loss in Greenland is Accelerating

The rate at which Greenland is losing its ice is accelerating. This unsurprising conclusion comes from a new study based…

1 year ago

Micrometeorite Damage Under the Microscope

A new study by a team from MIT has shed light on the physical processes that take place when tiny…

1 year ago

It Could be Possible to Transfer Data Through Gravitational Waves

A new study by a team of Russian scientists demonstrates how gravitational waves could be encoded to send information, in…

1 year ago

A New Solution to the Space Junk Problem. Spacecraft with Plasma Beams to Force Space Junk to Burn Up

A Japanese-Australian team is developing a new way to remove space junk from orbit and sending it harmlessly towards Earth.

1 year ago

Look at all the Aerosols Pushed into the Atmosphere, from Fires, Volcanoes and Pollution. Even Sea Salt Thrown into the Air from Hurricanes

Using the Goddard Earth Observing System Forward Processing (GEOS FP) model, NASA recently released a visualization that showed all the…

1 year ago

A Satellite With a Harpoon, Net and Drag Sail to Capture Space Junk is in Orbit and Will be Tested Soon

The RemoveDebris satellite, a spacecraft designed to remove junk from orbit, recently deployed from the ISS to begin demonstrating its…

2 years ago

Musk Says that SpaceX will use a Giant Party Balloon to Bring an Upper Stage Back. Wait, what?

Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use "giant party balloons" to retrieve upper stage rockets.

2 years ago

Launching Rockets from Balloons is About to be a Thing, But We Need a Better Name than “Rockoons”

A new company is developing a hybrid rocket-balloon system to launch microsatellites cheaply from high altitude.

2 years ago