Satellites
NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at... more
NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Typhoon Wutip was impacting the Federated States of Micronesia in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on April 18 of last year with the primary objective of discovering transiting planets smaller than Neptune around stars bright enough for spectroscopic investigations of their masses and... more
Western Sicily  ESA · 19 hours
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over western Sicily and the islands of Favignana and Levanzo in Italy more
SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched... more
Russian rocket launches Egyptian telecom satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Russia successfully launched an Egyptian telecommunications satellite on Thursday, the Russian space agency Roskosmos announced. more
A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense... more
NASA takes an infrared analysis of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite revealed where the strongest storms were located within the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Oma. more
NASA infrared image shows powerful center of Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Wutip as it threatens Chuuk and Yap States in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Wutip has strengthened into a... more
Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders  Science Magazine · 1 day
On this week’s show: We go to the AAAS annual meeting to talk communication disorders, we use satellites to spy on modern slavery, and we read a book... more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  ESA · 2 days
These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that... more
Tinier and less power-hungry quantum atomic clock push toward intelligent IoT  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have developed an ultra-low-power atomic clock (ULPAC) for small satellites to enable future communication systems beyond 5G. The proposed device outperforms the current industry standards... more
NASA-NOAA satellite looks at large-eyed Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean. more
A NASA infrared look at Tropical Depression 02W, warnings posted  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Depression 02W formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on February 19 and the National Weather Service in Guam has issued warnings for Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap States.... more
Researchers spy signs of slavery from space  Science Magazine · 3 days
A surge in satellite data and artificial intelligence helps guide enforcement on the ground more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Oma affecting New Caledonia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean, just northwest of New Caledonia. more
Eutelsat, amid revenue decline, says year will rebound  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
A slow start for Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa broadband venture and losses in activities beyond the fleet operator’s core business contributed... more
Harpoon Successfully Captures Space Debris  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The RemoveDEBRIS satellite, one of the world’s first attempts to address the build-up of dangerous space debris, has successfully used its on-board harpoon-capture system in orbit.... more
LeoStella looks for more customers as it opens satellite factory  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
As LeoStella inaugurated the factory that will be used to produce a series of Earth imaging... more
Taiwan to Launch Satellites, Land One on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Taiwan is planning to put a satellite in the moon’s orbit and eventually land it using its onboard... more
Is GSLV Mk III Fully Ready to Launch Heavy Satellites from India?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) is capable of launching four-tonne satellites in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The rocket is... more
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Gelena's post-tropical transition  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical cyclones can become post-tropical before they dissipate, meaning they can become sub-tropical, extra-tropical or a remnant low pressure area.  As Tropical Cyclone Gelena transitioned into a subtropical storm, NASA's Aqua satellite provided a... more
Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale. more
NASA tracks Tropical Cyclone Oma as warnings remain for Vanuatu  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to stay just west of Vanuatu in the Southern Pacific Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the... more
Astronomers Discover Large Stream of Stars in Solar Neighborhood  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a large stellar stream that is currently traversing the immediate solar... more
Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Harpoon flung from a satellite successfully captured piece of pretend space junk in experiment more
Air Force smallsat to fly on upcoming Falcon 9 launch  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
An experimental Air Force small satellite intended to test space situational awareness technologies will be a... more
Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon  THE VERGE · 1 week
A British satellite in orbit around Earth has successfully tested out a particularly pointed method for cleaning up... more
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using an army of small satellites, researchers have shown that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and Alaska are far more variable during the summer than... more
Satellite images reveal interconnected plumbing system that caused Bali volcano to erupt  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of scientists has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency to uncover why the Agung volcano in Bali erupted in... more
Tiny satellites reveal water dynamics in thousands of northern lakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In a finding that has implications for how scientists calculate natural greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds that water levels in small lakes across northern Canada and... more
NASA's Aqua satellite finds winds battering Tropical Cyclone Gelena  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Cyclone Gelena is being battered by outside winds, and that's weakening the storm. Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the bulk of clouds in Tropical Cyclone Gelena were... more
NASA's Aqua Satellite eyes Tropical Cyclone Oma near Vanuatu  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the center of Tropical Cyclone Oma was just northwest of the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. more
Study uses satellite data to pinpoint widespread oil industry 'flaring'  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study by San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of Health Education Lara Cushing and colleagues at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine shows... more
Satellite images reveal interconnected plumbing system that caused Bali volcano to erupt  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) to uncover why... more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the middle of the Southern Indian Ocean  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed a weaker Tropical Storm Gelena far from land areas, and in the middle of the... more
Tropical Cyclone Oma threatens Vanuatu, seen by Suomi NPP satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Cyclone Oma continued to move southeast in the Southern Pacific Ocean, and continue affecting Vanuatu. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. more
Satellites reveal a new view of Earth's water from space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 1889, near the remote border town of Embudo, New Mexico, John Wesley Powell, the famous explorer of the Grand Canyon and second head of the U.S. Geological... more
Observations uncover details about the open cluster IC 4996  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) and data from ESA's Gaia satellite, astronomers have conducted a new study of the young open cluster IC 4996 and its vicinity. The... more
Eliminate dead spots in your Wi-Fi with these mesh router kits  Windows Central · 1 week
Mesh Wi-Fi kits are a popular way for people to rid their homes of network dead spots. Whether you have a large place or a small... more
Image: Biomass Earth Explorer satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Set to fly in 2022, ESA's Biomass Earth Explorer satellite with its 12-m diameter radar antenna will pierce through woodland canopies to perform a global survey of Earth's forests – and see how they change over the course of Biomass's five-year... more
Latest weather satellite will improve forecasts for western U.S., Alaska, HawaiiFebruary 12, 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, GOES-17, the second of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) next-generation geostationary weather satellites, has completed its checkout phase and... more
Spanish electricity company buys Hispasat for $1.1 billion  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Spanish power company Red Eléctrica announced an agreement Feb. 12 to buy out Abertis’ 89.7 percent stake in domestic satellite... more
Aqua satellite catches development of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Oma. Oma formed northwest of Vanuatu. more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena sheared  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Wind shear can push tropical cyclones apart and satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that is what is happening to Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the Southern Indian Ocean. more
Chile weighs commercial replacement for lone spy satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
In a departure from Chile’s previous plan to order an upgraded replacement for its sole reconnaissance satellite, the air force... more
Exolaunch plans ambitious launch campaign  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
“We act as an essential interface between a heavy lift launch vehicle and a small satellite developer," said Jeanne Medvedeva, Exolaunch commercial director. SpaceNews.com more
MAVEN spacecraft shrinking its Mars orbit to prepare for Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's 4-year-old atmosphere-sniffing Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission is embarking on a new campaign today to tighten its orbit around Mars. The... more
Telesat LEO contenders pitch Canadian production to sweeten deal  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Companies competing to build hundreds of broadband satellites for Canadian fleet operator Telesat are considering setting up production... more
NASA catches the 1-day life of Tropical Cyclone Neil  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Neil had a short life in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. It developed on February 9 and dissipated on February 10. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the... more
Chile seeking industry input on spy satellite plan with a commercial twist  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
In a departure from Chile’s previous plan to order an upgraded replacement for its sole reconnaissance satellite, the air force is now looking at... more
Scientists build the smallest optical frequency comb to-date  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have built a photonic integrated, compact, and portable soliton microcomb source. The device is less than 1 cm3 in size, and is driven by an on-chip indium phosphide laser consuming less... more
Aqua satellite shows winds shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Gelena  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the effects of wind shear on Tropical Cyclone Gelena in the Southern Indian Ocean. The storm weakened to a tropical storm. more
Taking Aeolus to the next level  ESA · 2 weeks
Since ESA’s Aeolus satellite was launched in August, engineers and scientists have been carefully checking the information that this pioneering mission is delivering on... more
Gaia Clocks New Speeds for Milky Way Andromeda Collision  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions... more
Iran Fails to Launch a Satellite into Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Iran has failed in its second attempt in recent weeks to launch a satellite into space, according to images released... more
Amazon reportedly reconsidering New York headquarters after widespread backlash  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Amazon’s proposed 25,000-employee office in Queens, New York, may not go forward after all, according to a report... more
Thaicom revenue shrinks 10 percent as regional competition stiffens  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Thai satellite operator Thaicom logged a second year of declining revenue, but trimmed losses by selling its stake... more
Aqua Satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Gelena's strongest side  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured an infrared image of Tropical Cyclone Gelena that revealed strongest storms were northwest of the eye. more
NASA looks at Tropical Cyclone Funani's rainfall rates  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Funani continued tracking southeast through the Southern Indian Ocean on Feb. 7, 2019. When the GPM satellite passed overhead, it revealed that Funani's strongest rains wrapped around the center and... more
Image: Northeast Kenya  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Captured on 1 October 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image features part of northeast Kenya – an area east of the East African Rift. more
From supergiant to solar-mass star: Study finds HD 179821 less massive than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A post-asymptotic giant branch (post-AGB) star known as HD 179821 turns out to be significantly less massive than previously thought,... more
Video: Flying under Aeolus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August 2018, scientists have been busy fine-tuning and calibrating this latest Earth Explorer satellite. Aeolus carries a revolutionary instrument, which comprises a powerful laser, a large telescope and a very sensitive receiver. It... more
Northeast Kenya  ESA · 2 weeks
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the arid land of northeast Kenya more
NASA satellite shows Tropical Cyclone Gelena near Madagascar  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A visible-light image from NASA's Terra satellite revealed Tropical Cyclone Gelena was strengthening off the northeastern coast of Madagascar. more
Open-access satellite data allows tracking of seasonal population movements  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A massive release of passive-surveillance satellite data of nighttime lights could help researchers in fields ranging from agriculture to epidemiology. Researchers at Penn State and the University of Southampton in... more
NASA finds a pinhole eye in Tropical Cyclone Funani  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Visible-light imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the development of a small eye in Tropical Cyclone Funani as the storm rapidly intensified into a major hurricane in the Southern Indian... more
Open-access satellite data allows tracking of seasonal population movements  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A massive release of passive-surveillance satellite data of nighttime lights could help researchers in fields ranging from agriculture to epidemiology. more
Will moving to the commercial cloud leave some data users behind?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A growing volume of information from satellites and other sources is leading many federal agencies to consider commercial cloud services to store and distribute the data.... more
Satellite Photos Show Evidence of Iranian Rocket Launch. But Did It Fail?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Satellite images from the company DigitalGlobe reveal a likely launch of an Iranian satellite between Feb. 5 and 6. more
Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them and how they will one day interact and collide with the Milky... more
Promising approach for analyzing atmospheric particles from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new analysis has revealed that advanced satellite-based instrument capabilities are needed for global monitoring of microscopic particles, or aerosols, in the stratospheric layer of the atmosphere. more
Researchers pinpoint promising approach for analyzing atmospheric particles from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new analysis has revealed that advanced satellite-based instrument capabilities are needed for global monitoring of microscopic particles, or aerosols, in the stratospheric layer of the atmosphere. Aerosols... more
New technology helps address big problems for small satellites  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The small size and relatively low cost of CubeSats have made them a popular choices for commercial launches in recent years, but the process to propel such satellites in space... more
Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them... more
Flying under Aeolus  ESA · 2 weeks
Scientists have been busy calibrating ESA’s Aeolus wind mission, which involves flying an aircraft under the satellite’s path more
NASA Orbiter Spies China’s Chang’e-4 Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently caught a view of China National Space Administration’s Chang’e-4 lander on the lunar surface. The Chang’e-4 lunar probe... more
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