Satellites
Next-Generation of GPS Satellites Are Headed to Space  Gadgets 360 · 1 hour
After months of delays, the US Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure, and versatile. more
Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space  ABC NEWS · 9 hours
The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile more
US Air Force set to launch 1st next-generation GPS satellite  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile more
Rocket Lab Successfully Launches NASA CubeSats to Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 16 hours
US small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has launched its third orbital mission of 2018, successfully deploying satellites to orbit... more
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A new laser-pointing platform developed at MIT may help launch miniature satellites into the high-rate data game. more
Rocket Lab Launches 13 Cubesats on 1st Mission for NASA  SPACE.COM · 23 hours
A Rocket Lab Electron booster lifted off from the company's launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula early this morning (Dec. 16), successfully delivering 13 tiny satellites to... more
NASA-NOAA's satellite tracks a stronger Tropical Cyclone Owen nearing landfall  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Owen continued to strengthen as it moved east through the Gulf of Carpentaria and toward a landfall in western Queensland, Australia. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided... more
Image: Mount Triglav, Slovenia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country and a significant source of national pride, even featuring on the Slovenian coat of arms.... more
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth  MIT · 3 days
Platform offers the precision that shoebox-sized CubeSats need to beam down hefty data packets. more
Business Finland gives ICEYE 10 million Euros  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE.... more
Mount Triglav  ESA · 3 days
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia more
OneWeb scales back baseline constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests... more
Highly anticipated GPS 3 launch just days away  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on... more
Small Magellanic Cloud: A Satellite Dwarf Galaxy Neighbor  SPACE.COM · 3 days
For hundreds of years the Small Magellanic Cloud has provided astronomers with a relatively close-up view of another galaxy. more
OneWeb scales back constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the... more
GPM observes heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As expected, tropical cyclone Owen recently intensified as it moved over the Gulf of Carpentaria and NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's GPM core satellite found very heavy rainfall... more
Rocket Lab Postpones Launch of NASA Cubesats Due to Bad Weather  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Bad weather forced the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab to postpone the launch of more than a dozen small satellites, including 10 for a NASA education... more
Watch Rocket Lab Launch a Cubesat Fleet for NASA Tonight!  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The California-based startup Rocket Lab will launch 10 tiny satellites into orbit for NASA tonight and you can watch it all live online. more
Watch Rocket Lab launch 10 cubesats into orbit tonight for NASA  TechCrunch · 4 days
It's been just over a month since Rocket Lab's inaugural (and long-delayed) commercial launch, "It's Business Time," and it's about to take another customer to space:... more
Satellite industry seeks answers on future direction of military satcom  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof... more
Harris says first cubesat performing well in orbit  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Harris Corp.’s first small satellite, a six-unit cubesat, is fully operational, receiving commands and transmitting information to the satellite operations... more
NASA examines reborn Tropical Cyclone Owen's temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite found intense storms around the center of the recently revived Tropical Cyclone Owen. more
Drones help map sea level rise  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Drones can be used to create low-cost and accurate 3-D maps of coastal areas, new research shows. The technique – developed by the University of Exeter – was tested at beaches where sea turtles nest, allowing... more
Image: ICESat-2 reveals profile of ice sheets  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Less than three months into its mission, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists' expectations. The satellite is measuring the height of sea ice to within an inch,... more
Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A growing fleet of satellites is monitoring man-made greenhouse gas emissions from space, spurred by the need to track down major sources of climate changing gases such as methane and... more
ISRO to Launch GSAT-7A Communication Satellite on December 19  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
ISRO will launch the GSAT-7A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on board the GSLV-F11 on December 19. more
Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A growing fleet of satellites is monitoring man-made greenhouse gas emissions from space, spurred by the need to track down major sources of climate changing gases such as methane and... more
Artificial intelligence helps predict volcanic eruptions  Science Magazine · 5 days
Global warning system based on data from existing satellites could be just a couple years away more
ICESat-2 reveals profile of ice sheets, sea ice, forests  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
With each pass of the ICESat-2 satellite, the mission is adding to datasets tracking Earth's rapidly changing ice. more
NASA measures rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants at Queensland coast  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The low pressure area formerly known as Tropical Cyclone Owen continued to organize and cross the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia on Dec. 11. The Global... more
ICESat-2 reveals profile of ice sheets, sea ice, forests  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Less than three months into its mission, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists' expectations. The satellite is measuring the height of sea ice... more
Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world's highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people. As climate change takes a grip and glaciers lose mass, one might... more
Forecasts call for rapid growth in Earth observation market  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Two consulting firms anticipate strong demand for commercial Earth observation products and services in the next decade as... more
Satellite Snowman! Saturn Moons Align in Dazzling Photo  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The icy Saturn satellites Dione and Rhea do their best impression of a snowman in a newly released photo captured by NASA's late Cassini spacecraft. more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants reorganizing  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The remnants of Tropical Cyclone have been lingering in the Southern Pacific Ocean for days. On Dec. 10, the storm finally appeared more organized on satellite imagery providing forecasters with a strong... more
Satellite component supplier Sodern seeks to double output by 2020  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary... more
Slow flow for glaciers thinning in Asia  ESA · 7 days
Providing water for drinking, irrigation and power, glaciers in the world’s highest mountains are a lifeline for more than a billion people.... more
Why Satellites Need Cybersecurity Just Like You  SPACE.COM · 7 days
Any modern person who spends time on the internet is familiar with the basic principles of cybersecurity — but imagine you're in charge of a satellite that people around the globe rely on. more
Experiments at PPPL Show Remarkable Agreement with Satellite Sightings  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection — the breaking apart... more
Last-Minute Glitch Delays US Spy Satellite Launch  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The launch of a clandestine new U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office was delayed by a last-minute glitch less than 8 seconds before its planned liftoff late Saturday (Dec. 8). more
Op-ed | IoT smallsats: Ready for launch?  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to... more
China Launches 1st Mission to Land on Far Side of the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center Dec. 7, kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side. more
Magnetic reconnection in space: Experiment and satellite sightings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research describes striking similarity of laboratory research findings with observations of the four-satellite Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission that studies magnetic reconnection in space. more
Experiments at PPPL show remarkable agreement with satellite sightings  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection—the breaking apart and explosive reconnection of the magnetic field lines in plasma that occurs throughout the... more
China Launches 1st Mission to Land on the Far Side of the Moon  SPACE.COM · 1 week
China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center this afternoon (Dec. 7), kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the... more
Cutting the cord: Which cable TV alternatives make the grade  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When the average cost of a cable or satellite bill is $85 to $100 a month, is it any wonder that so many are cutting the cord? more
Greenland ice loss quickening  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
Earth's magnetic poles could start to flip. What happens then?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As Earth's magnetic shield fails, so do its satellites. First, our communications satellites in the highest orbits go down. Next, astronauts in low-Earth orbit can no longer phone... more
Subtlety and the selective art of separating lanthanides  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Lanthanide elements are essential parts of today's high-tech commodities including flat-screen TVs, cell phones, electric cars, and satellites. While the demand for these elements is high, separating lanthanides from impurities (other lanthanides)... more
Maxar sells portion of SSL real estate  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Maxar Technologies sold one of satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral’s facilities in Silicon Valley for $70 million, the company announced today. SpaceNews.com more
Why Tehran is sinking dangerously  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used data from radar satellites to measure the subsidence of the Earth's surface in the Tehran region in Iran. They found out that between 2003 and 2017 three areas sank there with rates of sometimes more... more
Inmarsat books Japanese H3 rocket’s first commercial launch  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from... more
Greenland ice loss quickening  ESA · 2 weeks
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
Space weather 'piggyback'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first ESA-funded space weather monitoring instrument was launched on 4 December 2018, hitching a ride on South Korea's new geostationary satellite, GEO-KOMPSAT-2A – the Geostationary Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-2A. more
Space weather 'piggyback'  ESA · 2 weeks
Operations image of the week: An ESA-funded instrument is now in orbit on a South Korean satellite, helping boost Europe’s space weather information network more
Scientists rule out imminent sun induced cooling of climate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The sun's activity influences environmental conditions in space adversely affecting satellites and space-based technologies such as telecommunications and navigational networks. The sun is also the primary natural source of energy... more
Copernicus Sentinel-5P ozone boosts daily forecasts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Measurements of atmospheric ozone from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite are now being used in daily forecasts of air quality. more
Ariane 5 Delivers GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A Satellites into Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A satellites into their planned orbits. Liftoff... more
Thales Alenia Space to build four radar satellites for South Korea  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
WASHINGTON — European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate... more
Pollution: New ammonia emission sources detected from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have prepared the first global map of the distribution of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) by analyzing measurements taken by satellites between 2008 and 2016. The IASI interferometer allowed them to catalog more... more
Pollution: New ammonia emission sources detected from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the CNRS and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have prepared the first global map of the distribution of atmospheric ammonia (NH3) by analyzing measurements taken by satellites between 2008... more
Copernicus Masters winner takes on environmental crime  ESA · 2 weeks
Cybele has won this year’s Copernicus Masters competition. Using Copernicus Sentinel satellite data, this online application provides quick access to environmental crime... more
Ariane 5's sixth launch this year  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A satellites into their planned orbits. more
Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system – already serving users globally – has now provided a historic service to the physics community worldwide, enabling the most accurate measurement ever... more
Tiny Satellites Pose a Swarm of Opportunities — And Threats  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Spaceflight favors big rockets and small technology — but when that technology gets small enough, it may act very differently from traditional satellites and spacecraft. more
Copernicus Sentinel-5P ozone boosts daily forecasts  ESA · 2 weeks
Measurements of atmospheric ozone from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite are now being used in daily forecasts of air quality. more
Arianespace Rocket Launches India's Largest Satellite. South Korean Weather Satellite, Too.  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year on Dec. 4, carrying a satellite for India and another... more
First 'piggyback' kit for monitoring space weather launched  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tiny sensors for measuring the Earth's space weather environment have launched today attached to a South Korean satellite. more
Arianespace launches two Asian satellites on Ariane 5 rocket  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Arianespace completed its final Ariane 5 launch of 2018 and penultimate overall mission for the year on Dec.... more
Large Magellanic Cloud: Nearby Satellite Dwarf Galaxy  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a satellite dwarf galaxy that is among the closest galaxies to Earth. more
DirecTV owner AT&T says it’s done buying satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
“We’ve launched our last satellite,” John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, said during a presentation to analysts. SpaceNews.com more
Falcon 9 Launches 64 Satellites into Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
On Monday, December 3 at 10:34 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space... more
Ariane 5’s sixth launch this year  ESA · 2 weeks
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A satellites into their planned orbits. more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Owen fading in the Coral Sea  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Owen appeared disorganized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Coral Sea in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Imagery from the Suomi NPP satellite showed that Owen was... more
NASA's IMERG measures heavy rainfall in California wildfire areas  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Heavy precipitation recently fell in areas of California that were recently devastated by deadly wildfires such as the Camp Fire and the Woolsey fire. This flooding rainfall has resulted in... more
Astrocast successfully launches its first satellite  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Yesterday evening, Astrocast – a young start-up spun out of EPFL – launched its first demonstration satellite intended to test its Internet-of-Things system. It was put into orbit by a SpaceX rocket that took off from... more
Monitoring climate change from space  ESA · 2 weeks
Rising global temperatures and the effects of climate change are huge and environmental challenges. Satellites provide unequivocal evidence of the changes taking place and provide decision-makers... more
SpaceX Launches Biggest US 'Rideshare' Mission With 64 Satellites  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from California on Monday carrying 64 small satellites into low orbit around the Earth. more
NASA catches newborn Tropical Cyclone Owen's rainfall, observed by GPM satellite  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tropical Cyclone Owen formed in the Southern Pacific Ocean's Coral Sea southwest of the Solomon Islands when the GPM core observatory satellite passed above and analyzed... more
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GPM observes heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen
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NASA measures rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants at Queensland coast
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Copernicus Sentinel-5P ozone boosts daily forecasts
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Copernicus Sentinel-5P ozone boosts daily forecasts
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Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet
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Astrocast successfully launches its first satellite
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Monitoring climate change from space
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NASA catches newborn Tropical Cyclone Owen's rainfall, observed by GPM satellite
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ESEO student satellite successfully launched to space
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Watch SpaceX launch its biggest crop of satellites yet with a twice-used rocket
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Exoplanet mission launch slot announced
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Climate analysis toolbox updated
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NASA mobilizes to aid California fires response
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