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Truck-size asteroid makes fourth-closest pass by Earth on record - CNET
CNET A space rock cruises over us, coming even closer than most communications satellites. 2 days
vector secures 70 million series b round for small launch vehicle development Vector secures $70 million Series B round for small launch vehicle development
SPACE NEWS Vector, one of dozens of ventures developing small launch vehicles to serve perceived high demand for small satellite launches, announced Oct. 19 that it... 2 days
abs hispasat and star one cry foul over c band alliance ABS, Hispasat and Star One cry foul over C-band Alliance
SPACE NEWS Three regional satellite operators with C-band coverage over the United States have complained to U.S. telecom... 2 days
Vector speeds toward orbital launch capability with $70M in new funding
TechCrunch The market for small satellites in low Earth orbit is expanding faster than the gas in a thruster nozzle, and Vector aims to be the go-to... 2 days
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Windows Central Best answer: For most homeowners, the Orbi router and a satellite are more than enough to cover your house with a single network. Each point has a fantastic range, so you may... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH United Launch Alliance successfully completed another major milestone in the completion of the U.S.... 3 days
A Chinese city plans to replace street lights with its own moon - CNET
CNET Chengdu, in southwestern China, hopes to launch an "illumination satellite" in 2020. 3 days
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SPACE NEWS The last mission needed to complete Iridium Communications’ second-generation satellite constellation is scheduled for... 3 days
How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
PHYS.ORG VIDEO ,We are now truly living in the era of big data. And it's not just companies like Facebook and YouTube that are reaping the... 3 days
Bursting the clouds for better communication
PHYS.ORG We live in an age of long-range information transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio satellites. But the throughput today is so great that radio frequency is no longer enough in itself. Research is... 3 days
satellite operators offer communications for autonomous ships Satellite operators offer communications for autonomous ships
SPACE NEWS SMM Hamburg, the biennial international maritime conference in Germany Sept. 4-7, attracted not only shipbuilders but also satellite operators eager to offer... 3 days
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SPACE NEWS As the Pentagon moves to stand up a... 4 days
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SPACE NEWS To connect the masses, megaconstellations will need mega antennas mega cheap. Antenna makers need mega orders to make that happen.... 4 days
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Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast
ABC NEWS A California-based startup says it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia 4 days
Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast
PHYS.ORG A California-based startup says it will rocket small satellites into orbit from Virginia. 4 days
NASA catches the scattered remains of former Tropical Storm Tara
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of the remnants of former Tropical Storm Tara after it dissipated near the coast of western Mexico's Jalisco state. Jalisco is... 4 days
New generation of U.S. satellite microwave sounder achieves high radiometric stability performance for reliable climate change detection
Science Magazine Observations from the satellite microwave sounders play a vital role in measuring the long-term... 4 days
Jam-Resistant US Military Communications Satellite Lifts Off in Midnight-Hour Launch
LIVE SCIENCE An advanced U.S. military communications satellite soared into space in the midnight hour Wednesday (Oct. 17), lighting up the sky over Florida as it launched into orbit. 4 days
atlas 5 rocket lifts off from cape canaveral deploys air force satellite Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, deploys Air Force satellite
SPACE NEWS This was ULA’s eight launch this year, the 131st since the company was formed in 2006, and will be its 50th launch for the... 4 days
Jam-Resistant US Military Communications Satellite Lifts Off in Midnight-Hour Launch
SPACE.COM An advanced U.S. military communications satellite soared into space in the midnight hour Wednesday (Oct. 17), lighting up the sky over Florida as it launched into orbit. 4 days
swedish firm buys falcon heavy launch Swedish firm buys Falcon Heavy launch
SPACE NEWS A Swedish company with plans for a geostationary communications satellite announced Oct. 16 a contract with SpaceX for a Falcon Heavy launch no earlier... 5 days
Watch the Nighttime Launch of a New US Military Satellite Tonight!
SPACE.COM An Atlas V rocket will light up the midnight sky over Florida early Wednesday (Oct. 17) to launch a new high-tech military satellite into orbit and... 5 days
Researchers recommend satellite technology as a way to create more effective, 'true' shark sanctuaries
PHYS.ORG When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Darcy Bradley... 5 days
Tropical Storm Tara's water vapor concentrations seen by NASA's Aqua satellite
PHYS.ORG When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Oct. 16 the MODIS instrument aboard analyzed water vapor within Tropical Storm Tara. 5 days
antenna builder thinkom makes push for constellation market Antenna builder ThinKom makes push for constellation market
SPACE NEWS ThinKom’s recent collaborations with satellite operators Telesat and SES have the antenna builder jockeying to compete with Viasat, IsoTropic Systems... 5 days
Satellite tech to create more effective, 'true' shark sanctuaries
SCIENCE DAILY When they first set out to follow grey reef sharks around the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), researchers intended to survey their movement in the protected waters there. What... 5 days
how the launch of four rogue satellites made waves in the spaceflight industry How the launch of four ‘rogue’ satellites made waves in the spaceflight industry
THE VERGE On January 12th, 2018, an Indian PSLV rocket took off... 5 days
Hunting for Mini-Moons: Exomoons Could Have Satellites of Their Own
SPACE.COM Moons could possess moons of their own. Kepler-1625b-i, a newfound candidate to be a giant alien moon, may even possess one or more moons that once had habitable... 5 days
On This Day in Space! Oct. 16, 1975: NASA Launches 1st GOES Weather Satellite
SPACE.COM On Oct. 16, 1975, NASA launched the first operational GOES satellite! See how it happened in our On This Day... 5 days
New study answers old questions about why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse
PHYS.ORG Working with high-resolution satellite imaging technology, researchers from Brown University and the University of California, Los Angeles have uncovered new clues in... 5 days
NASA finds Tropical Storm Tara affecting Western Mexico
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found newly developed Tropical Storm Tara affecting the western coast of Mexico. 6 days
kepler communications raises 16 million for telecom constellation Kepler Communications raises $16 million for telecom constellation
SPACE NEWS Canadian satellite startup Kepler Communications raised $16 million from investors, securing funding to build and launch its first-generation constellation of... 6 days
long march 3b adds another spacecraft duo for china s beidou satellite navigation system Long March 3B Adds Another Spacecraft Duo for China’s BeiDou Satellite Navigation System
ASTRO WATCH Continuing its busy 2018 launch manifest, a Long March 3B... 6 days
eric branger leaves oneweb a month after demotion Eric Béranger leaves OneWeb a month after demotion
SPACE NEWS Eric Béranger, former chief executive of satellite constellation venture OneWeb, has left the company entirely, OneWeb confirmed Oct. 15. SpaceNews.com 6 days
Hurricane Michael's heavy rainfall measured by NASA
PHYS.ORG Some casualties resulted not only from Michael's destructive winds and storm surges but also from the blinding rain that Michael produced as it battered states from Florida northeastward through Virginia. NASA used satellite data... 6 days
NASA finds remnants of Tropical Cyclone Luban near Yemen/Oman border
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Luban made landfall in northern Yemen and imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite confirmed that the low pressure area has continued to linger near the border... 6 days
NASA sees remnants of Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie over Spain
PHYS.ORG Post-tropical cyclone Leslie made landfall in Portugal bringing heavy rains and hurricane-force winds. On Oct. 14, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spotted the remnant clouds over northern Spain. 6 days
Space Agencies Welcome New Entrants Developing Satellites for Tracking Greenhouse Gases
SPACE.COM As a growing number of organizations propose satellites to monitor greenhouse gases, national space agencies who already operate such spacecraft welcome those new entrants — as... 6 days
phase four aims for constellation orders Phase Four aims for constellation orders
SPACE NEWS Phase Four, an El Segundo, California startup, is expanding its leadership team as part of a campaign to direct its advanced electric propulsion system... 6 days
Environmental defense fund develops methane-hunting satellite
PHYS.ORG Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a U.S.-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group, intends to launch a new satellite designed to measure methane emissions worldwide. The spacecraft, named MethaneSAT, could offer a substantial help for countries and companies in... 6 days
environmental defense fund develops methane hunting satellite Environmental Defense Fund Develops Methane-Hunting Satellite
ASTRO WATCH Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a US-based non-profit environmental advocacy group, intends to launch a new satellite designed to measure methane emissions worldwide. The new... 7 days
minor geomagnetic storm may hit earth on sunday Minor Geomagnetic Storm May Hit Earth on Sunday
ASTRO WATCH A G1-class (minor) geomagnetic storm may hit the Earth at late hours of Sunday, October 14, according to National Oceanic... 1 week
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Luban nearing Oman
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Luban continued to track toward Oman as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean. 1 week
NASA tracking Hurricane Leslie toward Southern Spain, Portugal
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and captured a visible image of Hurricane Leslie as it continues to travel toward southern Spain and Portugal. 1 week
Satellite finds wind shear battering Tropical Storm Nadine
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Nadine continues to be battered by vertical wind shear, winds that can tear a tropical cyclone apart. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image that showed the bulk of... 1 week
Weakening Hurricane Michael Swirls Over North Carolina in Satellite Images
SPACE.COM Weather satellites tracking monster Hurricane Michael captured this incredible view of the now-tropical storm's clouds over North Carolina early yesterday morning (Oct. 11). 1 week
NASA sees Sergio's rains sweep into the US Southwest
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Sergio's clouds and rainfall sweeping into the southwestern U.S. 1 week
NASA tracks post-Tropical Cyclone Michael's heavy rains to Northeastern US
PHYS.ORG NASA satellite imagery showed that although Michael's center was off-shore of the Delmarva Peninsula and over the western Atlantic Ocean, rain from its western quadrant was affecting the... 1 week
Image: South Sudan
PHYS.ORG The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over South Sudan. Having gained independence from Sudan in July 2011, South Sudan is the youngest country in the world. It has an estimated population of 13 million people, more than 80% of whom... 1 week
south sudan South Sudan
ESA Earth observation image of the week: the Sentinel-2B satellite takes us over South Sudan 1 week
arianespace assessing impact of crewed soyuz failure on satellite launching variant Arianespace assessing impact of crewed Soyuz failure on satellite-launching variant
SPACE NEWS Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to... 1 week
leosat and partners put satellites on a diet LeoSat and partners put satellites on a diet
SPACE NEWS LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its... 1 week
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THE VERGE Garmin just announced a new GPS watch called Instinct, built for endurance when worn during outdoor... 1 week
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Luban crawling
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Luban as it continued to spin over the Arabian Sea and slowly head toward Oman. 1 week
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Titli headed for landfall in India
PHYS.ORG The Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC issued the final warning on Tropical Cyclone Titli after it made landfall on the northeastern coast of India late on Oct.... 1 week
NASA provides takes powerful Hurricane Sergio's temperature
PHYS.ORG Infrared light provides scientists with temperature data and that's important when trying to understand the strength of storms. NASA's Aqua satellite provided those cloud top temperatures of Category 4 Hurricane Sergio in the Eastern... 1 week
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SPACE NEWS Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers... 1 week
NASA eyes Hurricane Michael moving inland
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite passed over the Florida Panhandle and captured different views of Hurricane Michael after it made landfall on Oct. 10.  Hurricane Michael is the most powerful storm on record... 1 week
Suomi-NPP satellite finds Hurricane Leslie's ragged eye
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Leslie had a ragged eye on imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi-NPP satellite when it passed over the Eastern Atlantic. 1 week
NASA finds wind shear weakening Tropical Storm Nadine
PHYS.ORG Wind shear is an adversary of tropical cyclones like Tropical Storm Nadine, and it is tearing the storm apart in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of... 1 week
German satellites sense Earth's lumps and bumps
BBC The German space agency releases a spectacular 3D map of the Earth's land surfaces. 1 week
argentina ascends Argentina ascends
ESA Operations image of the week: the spectacular launch of Argentina’s Earth observation satellite, with a little help from ESA, shows how collaboration is of growing importance to the success of space missions 1 week
Hurricane Michael looks like a skull in satellite imagery - CNET
CNET The powerful storm now lashing the Florida Panhandle took on a ghoulish look when seen from space. 2 weeks
the defense department picks three companies to develop rockets for national security launches The Defense Department picks three companies to develop rockets for national security launches
THE VERGE The US Air Force has awarded three aerospace companies with... 2 weeks
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Tropical Storm Sergio's rainfall examined by GPM satellite
PHYS.ORG The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided an analysis of the rate in which rain is falling throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Storm Sergio. Sergio is close enough... 2 weeks
NASA sees Atlantic's Leslie become a hurricane
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Hurricane Leslie that revealed strong storms circled the center. 2 weeks
Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Luban nearing Oman
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Luban continued to move through the Arabian Sea toward the coast of Oman when the NOAA-20 satellite provided a visible image of the storm. 2 weeks
loon offers network controller for new constellations Loon offers network controller for new constellations
SPACE NEWS MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Loon, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is promoting networking technology and user interfaces it developed to... 2 weeks
Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Titli nearing landfall in Northeastern India
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Titli formed late on Oct. 9 and continued to strengthen as it moved through the Northern Indian Ocean toward the Indian continent. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite... 2 weeks
NASA finds Nadine a compact tropical storm
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Nadine in the Eastern Atlantic that revealed it was a compact storm. 2 weeks
Boeing Invests in Satellite Propulsion Startup Accion Systems for Tiny Thrusters
SPACE.COM Boeing is investing in Accion Systems Inc., a Boston startup focused on scalable electric propulsion technology for satellites. 2 weeks
NASA analyzes category 4 Hurricane Michael approaching landfall
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firefly aerospace and york space systems partner to provide integrated satellite solutions Firefly Aerospace and York Space Systems partner to provide integrated satellite solutions
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New nanosatellite energy solution increases reliability and efficiency, at reduced cost
PHYS.ORG Between the late 1990s and 2012, around 10 small satellites were launched annually; the next six-year forecast is for over 3 000. The European space sector... 2 weeks
Hurricane Michael menaces Florida in startling space views - CNET
CNET Satellites and the space station look down on a "potentially catastrophic" monster storm set to rock the state. 2 weeks
price swings expected during launch industry shakeout Price swings expected during launch industry shakeout
SPACE NEWS The next two to three years will be a time of adjustment in the space launch industry, according to panelists at Satellite... 2 weeks
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Accion Systems takes on $3M in Boeing-led round to advance its tiny satellite thrusters
TechCrunch Accion Systems, the startup aiming to reinvent satellite propulsion with an innovative and tiny new thruster, has attracted significant investment... 2 weeks
Huge Iceberg Poised to Break Off Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier
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PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Cyclone Luban with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying or weakening. Luban formed on Oct. 8 in the Arabian Sea,... 2 weeks
NASA sees the development of Eastern Atlantic Tropical Storm Nadine
PHYS.ORG As Hurricane Michael barrels toward the U.S. states along the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, and Tropical Storm Leslie lingers in the Central Atlantic, Tropical Storm Nadine has formed... 2 weeks
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SPACE NEWS Kongsberg Satellite Services and Tesat-Spacecom signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on optical communications technology. SpaceNews.com 2 weeks
price swings expected during shakeout Price swings expected during shakeout
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ASTRO WATCH A Long March 2C rocket took to the skies on Tuesday, October 9, on a mission to deliver a duo... 2 weeks
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SPACE NEWS While there may be enough customer demand for two or three megaconstellations, it will be difficult for the ventures to... 2 weeks
NASA gets tropical storm Leslie by the tail
PHYS.ORG What appears to be a long tail in satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Leslie is in fact clouds associated with a nearby elongated area of low pressure, or a trough. 2 weeks
NASA checks out Hurricane Sergio's cloud temperature
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Sergio with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying or weakening. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting warmer on the western half of the... 2 weeks
In Photos: SpaceX's Fantastic Nighttime Launch of SAOCOM-1 & Rocket Landing!
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space agencies welcome new entrants developing satellites for tracking greenhouse gases Space agencies welcome new entrants developing satellites for tracking greenhouse gases
SPACE NEWS As a growing number of organizations propose satellites to monitor greenhouse gases, national space... 2 weeks
See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Michael is expected to hit the Florida panhandle as a major storm on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 10) — and U.S. weather satellites are busy watching the storm to help... 2 weeks
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SPACE NEWS One of the Army's concerns is that commercial satellite services may not be compatible with most... 2 weeks
Aqua satellite sees Hurricane Michael strengthening
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael continued strengthening while moving north-northwestward over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico as NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible imagery of the storm. 2 weeks
NASA investigated rainfall in Hurricane Michael as it was developing
PHYS.ORG The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed rainfall and structure of an intensifying low pressure area in the western Caribbean Sea on Oct. 5. That... 2 weeks
See Hurricane Michael from Space in These Satellite Images
SPACE.COM Hurricane Michael is expected to hit the Florida panhandle as a major storm on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 10) — and U.S. weather satellites are busy watching the storm to help... 2 weeks
Comcast becomes majority shareholder of Sky
PHYS.ORG US cable giant Comcast on Tuesday said it is now the majority shareholder of pan-European TV satellite company Sky after purchasing 21st Century Fox's 39-percent holding in the group. 2 weeks
Huge Iceberg Poised to Break Off Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier
LIVE SCIENCE A newly discovered long and craggy rift is splintering across West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, satellite images show. 2 weeks
SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky, social media
PHYS.ORG When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California's Central Coast, both the night sky and social media lit up. 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH SpaceX continued its impressive rate of launch Sunday evening with the flight of the SAOCOM 1A Earth observation... 2 weeks
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How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
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