Satellites
University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant  ABC NEWS · 47 minutes
A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun _ 'space weather' more
High-tech tools help with 2020 census in remote places  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Satellites and planes are taking photos of rural communities and hard-to-reach areas as the U.S. Census Bureau tries to get an accurate count in 2020 more
India's space startups ignite investor interest  REUTERS · 1 day
From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are... more
Philadelphia Refinery Explosion Shoots Fireball Visible from Space  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A massive refinery explosion in Philadelphia was so hot and expansive that it was visible on weather satellites, according to the National Weather Service. more
Indian startup Bellatrix Aerospace raises $3 million  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
An Indian satellite propulsion startup with eventual plans to also build a small launch vehicle has raised $3 million from a group... more
Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight  TechCrunch · 3 days
Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday's Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society's LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well,... more
Space startup Wyvern wants to make data about Earth’s health much more accessible  TechCrunch · 3 days
The private space industry is seeing a revolution driven by cube satellites, which are affordable, lightweight satellites that are much easier than... more
Ariane 5's second launch of 2019  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An Ariane 5 has delivered the T-16 and Eutelsat-7C telecom satellites into their planned orbits. more
NOAA Hurricane-Tracking Satellites to Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Next Week  SPACE.COM · 3 days
This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet to date, but meteorologists always know that could change. Soon they'll have a new tool for improving forecasts... more
Small satellite concept finalists target moon, Mars and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites. The finalists include a 2022 robotic mission to study two asteroid systems, twin spacecraft to study the... more
Ariane 5 lofts satellites for AT&T, Eutelsat  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The heavy lift launcher took off from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 5:44 p.m. Eastern, carrying the T-16 satellite for... more
In Photos: Ariane 5 Rocket Launches DirecTV 16 and Eutelsat 7C Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched two new communications satellites, DirecTV 16 and Eutelsat 7C, into orbit on June 20, 2019. See photos of... more
Ariane 5’s second launch of 2019  ESA · 4 days
An Ariane 5 has delivered the T-16 and Eutelsat-7C telecom satellites into their planned orbits. more
Ariane 5 Rocket Lofts 2 Satellites Into Orbit in Gorgeous Sunset Launch  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched two new communications satellites into orbit today (June 20) after a gorgeous sunset liftoff from the Guiana Space... more
Watch Live Now! Ariane 5 Rocket Launching 2 Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana today (June 20) at 5:43 p.m. EDT (2143 GMT). Watch it live here! more
Space Webcasts: Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 2 Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana today (June 20) at 5:43 p.m. EDT (2143 GMT). Watch it live here! more
Watch Live @ 5:30 pm ET: Ariane 5 Rocket Launching 2 Satellites  SPACE.COM · 4 days
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two communications satellites from Kourou, French Guiana today (June 20) at 5:43 p.m. EDT (2143 GMT). Watch it... more
U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk  REUTERS · 4 days
European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that... more
Ariane 5 Rocket Launching 2 Satellites Today: Watch It Live!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The European rocket launch service Arianespace will launch two new communications satellites for Europe today (June 20), and you can watch the liftoff live online. more
Connecting the dots: nitrogen dioxide over Siberian pipelines  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal emissions of nitrogen dioxide along a Siberian natural gas pipeline that connects the Urengoy gas field—the second-largest gas field in the... more
Spy satellite images reveal Himalayan glaciers are shrinking fast  Sky News · 4 days
Himalayan glaciers are now melting twice as fast as they were before the turn of the century, Cold War-era spy satellite images have revealed. more
On This Day in Space! June 20, 1983: Space Shuttle Challenger Deploys Palapa B Satellite  SPACE.COM · 4 days
On June 20, 1983, the crew of the space shuttle Challenger deployed the Indonesian satellite Palapa-B1. See how... more
Sailing Among the Stars: How Photons Could Revolutionise Space Flight  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
Connecting the dots: nitrogen dioxide over Siberian pipelines  ESA · 4 days
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal emissions of nitrogen dioxide along a Siberian natural gas... more
Sailing among the stars: how photons could revolutionize space flight  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to... more
UK Export Finance steps up space sector focus  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Britain’s export credit agency has long discussed more involvement in the satellite industry, but didn’t have any major deals to... more
Secretive Startup SpinLaunch Gets 1st Launch Contract for US Military  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The secretive startup SpinLaunch, which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch contract. more
I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers  NPR · 5 days
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades... more
Cold War–era spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers are melting fast  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Declassified spy satellite photographs show that glacier melt in the Himalayas has sped up dramatically in the last two decades. more
Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Himalayan glaciers are melting twice as fast as they did 40 years ago, scientists discover thanks to Cold War era satellite images more
Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years  Science Magazine · 5 days
Himalayan glaciers supply meltwater to densely populated catchments in South Asia, and regional observations of glacier change over multiple decades are needed to understand... more
Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century. The analysis, spanning 40 years of... more
Orbit Fab Demonstrates Satellite Refueling Technology on Space Station  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A startup company that plans to develop tankers for refueling satellites has completed a key test of its technology on the International Space Station. more
The satellite with X-ray vision  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In the early hours of October 23, 2011, ROSAT was engulfed in the waves of the Indian Ocean. This was the end of a success story that is unparalleled in German space exploration research. The satellite, developed and... more
Supplier issue behind delays with first ViaSat-3 launch  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Problems with an unnamed component supplier are the reason the first launch of a ViaSat-3 high-throughput satellite won't happen until... more
Orbit Fab demonstrates satellite refueling technology on ISS  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A startup company that plans to develop tankers for refueling satellites has completed a key test of its technology on... more
Overhauled business plan bearing fruit, Avanti says  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Selling capacity to other satellite operators is now one of Avanti’s main priorities, followed by selling to the U.S. Defense Department, Avanti... more
RBC Signals pursues government work, wins first award  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
RBC Signals, a startup creating a global network of satellite ground stations, aggressively pursuing and beginning to win government business,... more
Watch Scientists Melt a Satellite Part to See How Stuff Burns Up During Reentry  SPACE.COM · 7 days
European researchers melted a dense satellite part in a special space fire created in a lab in hopes of better... more
Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds dry air affecting Tropical Cyclone Vayu  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Tropical Cyclone Vayu was fading as it neared the coast of southwestern Pakistan and northwestern India. Dry air and wind shear were preventing development the development of thunderstorms, making the... more
Former ABS execs form small GEO builder Saturn Satellite Networks  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Saturn Satellite Networks will build satellites ranging from 600 kilograms to 1,700 kilograms, and already has... more
Satellites assisting look into hurricanes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A mission to probe winds deep inside hurricanes, where most satellites cannot see and few aircraft venture, is showing signs of success despite an unexpected obstacle linked to tensions in the Middle East. more
American Airlines extends satellite-based Wi-Fi to domestic fleet  9to5Mac · 7 days
American Airlines last year brought satellite-based Wi-Fi to its wide-bodied aircraft – used mostly on international flights. The company says... more
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers took one of the densest parts of an Earth-orbiting satellite, placed it in a plasma wind tunnel then proceeded to melt it into vapour. Their goal was to better understand how... more
Peraton acquires cloud services, satellite ground systems provider Solers  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Peraton CEO and chairman Stu Shea said the acquisition of Solers will strengthen the company's national security space... more
As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must prepare to deal with congestion  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com more
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time  ESA · 1 week
Researchers took one of the densest parts of an Earth-orbiting satellite, placed it in a plasma wind tunnel then proceeded... more
RUAG: Suppliers are key to mission success  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
RUAG Space offers high-performance, reliable products for launch vehicles and satellites, offering engineering, design and production. SpaceNews.com more
American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet  TechCrunch · 1 week
American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of... more
Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris  REUTERS · 1 week
The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics... more
Out of the Fog: Amazing SpaceX Launch Photos of Canada's Radarsat Constellation  SPACE.COM · 1 week
On June 12, 2019, a used SpaceX rocket launched three satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission to study Earth from space. See the photos... more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone's Vayu getting stretched  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That's never a good sign for a tropical cyclone, because they need... more
What drives Yellowstone's massive elk migrations?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Yellowstone's migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the treks between their winter ranges and summer ranges, researchers show. Their study... more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers report data gathered by orbiting satellites can yield more information about destructive earthquakes and can improve aid and humanitarian response efforts. The researchers looked at satellite data from several recent, large-magnitude earthquakes. more
Satellite observations improve earthquake monitoring, response  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Iowa and the U.S. Geological Survey have found that data gathered from orbiting satellites can provide more accurate information on the impact of large earthquakes, which, in turn, can help provide... more
NASA finds tropical cyclone Vayu off India's Gujarat coast  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu still lingering near the northwestern coast of India, and its cloud-filled eye remained offshore. more
New satellites show worrying view of droughts and ice loss  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Data from new satellites reveal the alarming extent of the recent drought in Australia and confirms a significant loss of ice in Antarctica, say ANU scientists. more
Satellite sees tropical cyclone Vayu centered off India coastline  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Vayu's eye was just off the western coast of India when the NOAA-20 satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. more
Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of... more
Determining the Earth's gravity field more accurately than ever before  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Earth's gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using satellite-supported recordings, they document the strong fluctuations and the... more
Meet Ariane 6 and Vega C: Europe's New 'Rideshare' Rockets (Videos)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Europe is taking advantage of the small-satellite trend by building two rockets that act as a rideshare, taking several spacecraft up at the same time. more
Mapping our global human footprint  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the global population is estimated to reach nine billion, 70% of which will be living in... more
GAO sustains protest of $655 million Air Force satellite ground systems contract  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The contract was awarded to SAIC on Jan. 31. Peraton filed a protest on March 5. SpaceNews.com more
NASA reveals Tropical Cyclone Vayu's compact center  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Vayu has a compact central dense overcast cloud cover. Vayu's center was off-shore from India's Gujarart coast. more
Canadian Radarsat satellites launched aboard SpaceX rocket  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program have been launched into orbit from California more
3 Canadian satellites successfully launched into orbit  CBC · 2 weeks
A trio of Canadian satellites that represent the next generation of Earth-observation technology successfully launched and deployed Wednesday morning. more
Mapping our global human footprint  ESA · 2 weeks
The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the global population is... more
Canadian Radarsat satellites head to orbit on SpaceX rocket  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program are heading toward orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket. more
Watch Live Today! SpaceX Radarsat Satellite Launch, NASA Hidden Figures Celebration  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
SpaceX will use a Falcon 9 rocket to launch three new Earth-observing satellites for the Canadian Space Agency on Wednesday (June 12) at 10:17 a.m. EDT... more
Canadian Radarsat satellites head to orbit on SpaceX rocket  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program are heading toward orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket more
SpaceX successfully re-launches and recovers Falcon 9 flown in March  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
SpaceX’s launch today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base went off today without a hitch, bringing three satellites that make up the RADARSAT constellation to be used for... more
The Latest: 3 Canadian Radarsat satellites placed in orbit  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program have been deployed into orbit after launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif more
SpaceX launches Canadian radar satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a trio of Canadian synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites June 12 that promise higher resolution imagery with shorter revisit times.... more
A deorbit kit for satellites based on low work-function tethers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) coordinates a European research project, called E.T.PACK, whose objective is the development of a new system for deorbiting space satellites without using... more
The Latest: SpaceX recovers rocket after Radarsat launch  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program are heading toward orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket more
Used SpaceX Rocket Launches 3 Radarsat Satellites, Aces Foggy Landing  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
SpaceX successfully launched its seventh Falcon 9 rocket of the year today (June 12), delivering a trio of Earth-observing satellites into orbit. more
Watch SpaceX launch Canadian observation satellites aboard a re-used Falcon 9  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
SpaceX has a launch scheduled today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base, currently targeting a launch window of 14 minutes that opens at 7:17 AM PT... more
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