After multiple delays, SpaceX’s PAZ mission launched from from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenburg Air Force Base on the morning of Thursday, February 22nd. Shortly after it reached orbit, the rocket deployed its payload (the PAZ Earth Observing satellite) as well as and two Starlink demonstrations satellites that will test SpaceX’s ability […]
Images released by NASA’s Earth Observatory show how ice loss in the tropics is advancing, and how glaciers there will be gone within a decade.
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NASA has confirmed that their missing IMAGE satellite was indeed located by an amateur astronomer in Canada. But re-establishing contact with the long-lost satellite will be a demanding technical challenge.
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Rocket Lab’s second successful launch of the Electron rocket carried with it a special piece of cargo – the Humanity Sphere!
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Long aluminum tethers attached to satellites could revolutionize satellite propulsion systems, and help eliminate space junk.
A new study by a team of Chinese researchers considers whether a space-based laser station would be a good way to remove space junk
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX staged a stunning sunset blastoff this evening Oct. 11, of the commercial SES-11/EchoStar 105 HDTV satellite that will serve the everyday needs of millions of customers across North America as it soared to geostationary orbit on a recycled Falcon 9 from the Florida Space Coast.
Record-setting Hurricane Irma barreled over the Caribbean islands of St. Martin, St. Barthelemy and Anguilla early Wednesday, destroying buildings with its sustained winds of 185 mph (297 kph) and rains and storm surges causing major flooding. The US National Hurricane Center listed the Category 5 Irma as the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded north of […]
Breakthrough Initiatives achieved a major milestone with the recent deployment of their Sprite satellites, the smallest satellites in history.
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A new study from Michigan Tech presents a new concept for small satellite propulsion, one which relies on magnetically-activated fluids to generate thrust.
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