GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.
Space August 8, 2017
The antenna of NASA's TDRS-M communication satellite was damaged while it was being packed for launch. The accident may cause changes in the timeline of the mission set for launch on Aug. 3.
Space July 17, 2017
The Mayak CubeSat satellite is set to become one of the brightest artificial objects in the night sky once it gets into orbit and unfurls its pyramid-shaped solar reflector. What are the objectives of the crowdfunded space project?
Space June 30, 2017
The Soyuz 2-1v rocket of Russia has launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia, but with no official details on its payload. It's more likely a geodetic satellite, according to reports.
Space June 26, 2017
SpaceX launched Bulgarias's first communications satellite using a previously flown Falcon 9 booster. BulgariaSat-1 will provide television and data-communications services during its 15-year mission.
Space June 24, 2017
A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?
Energy June 16, 2017
ISRO’s GSLV Mk III rocket, India’s most powerful rocket, launched the GSAT-19 communication satellite into orbit on Monday, June 5. What made the mission a feat for the Asian nation?
Space June 6, 2017
The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is determined to launch the first of a network of internet-providing satellites in 2019 and start the technology’s development later in 2017. Know more from company executive Patricia Cooper speaking before the Senate.
Space May 8, 2017
The latest satellite image from NASA shows a mysterious and unsettling dark figure forming across the Arabian Sea. Discover the ordinary cause of this extraordinary phenomenon.
Earth/Environment May 3, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has raised concerns over the alarming rise of space debris. The junk scenario is posing a serious threat to many active satellites and other assets.
Space April 23, 2017
Malaysia Airlines will be the first airline to use space-based satellite technology to track its planes. Malaysia Airlines is still reeling from the 2014 disaster when its Flight 370 disappeared in the Indian Ocean.
Business Tech April 19, 2017
SpaceX has test-fired its Falcon 9 rocket poised to make history on Thursday as a demonstration of Musk's reusable rocket technology. The Thursday launch will mark its fourth launch so far in 2017.
Space March 28, 2017
Spring equinox, or the yearly celestial alignment happening between Earth and sun, has announced this shift in seasons and spring's arrival. Learn more about this phenomenon and the impending spring in the United States.
Earth/Environment March 21, 2017
Delta IV rocket launched the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-9) space mission for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, March 18. See the launch highlights here.
Space March 19, 2017
A new research has negated the theory that Northern Lights are causing outages in Global Navigation Satellite Systems or GNSS. It rejected any kind of plasma turbulence and said an unknown mechanism is causing it and a new technology is due.
Space March 14, 2017
Planet Labs has confirmed the acquisition of Terra Bella, Google's satellite imaging business. The company, however, has not shared the terms of the deal.
Business Tech February 4, 2017
A radiator inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding is being built to cool down or warm up satellites. NASA researchers believe the new radiator will be a game-changer in thermal design.
Space February 2, 2017
The launch of ULA’s Atlas V rocket is rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 20. It will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying a geosynchronous missile detection satellite to the high orbit.
Space January 20, 2017
Carrying a mini Earth-observation satellite, No. 4 vehicle of the SS-520 rocket series managed to lift off Sunday at 8:33 a.m. in Japan when a communications malfunction forced the abortion of the rocket’s second stage.
Space January 16, 2017
A new study suggests that the moon is about 4.51 billion years old, older than what was previously thought. The conclusions were based on analysis of fragments from the Apollo 14 mission.
Space January 12, 2017
SpaceX has announced Jan. 8 as the launch date of new satellites using the Falcon 9 rocket, which suspended its flight services following the Sept. 1 explosion. The company updated that the investigation into the explosion is complete after the problem has been identified as a burst in helium canisters.
Space January 4, 2017
SpaceX has filed an appeal to the FCC seeking permission to launch 4,425 satellites that will offer high-speed communication and broadband services all over the world.
Space November 17, 2016
The RAVAN satellite will be the first of six CubeSats NASA will be launching as part of the space agency’s effort to better understand the Earth by improving how it studies the planet.
Earth/Environment November 8, 2016
China is now at the forefront of quantum communications as a rocket carrying the country's first ever quantum satellite blasted off into space on Tuesday. Scientists will then test communications as soon as the satellite establishes itself in the orbit.
Space August 16, 2016
Phobos and Deimos are the only major natural satellites orbiting Mars today, but computer simulations suggest they were once accompanied by a third, massive companion. What do we know about this ancient Martian moon?
Space July 5, 2016
What caused the formation of a third Van Allen Belt in 2013 has puzzled scientists. Researchers from University of Alberta now point at intense ultra-low frequency plasma waves.
Space June 21, 2016
The world's most powerful rocket, United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy, lifted off from Cape Canaveral in California on June 11. The mission is to send a U.S. spy satellite into orbit.
Space June 13, 2016
Space agencies in the world have agreed to share their satellite findings to help monitor greenhouse gas emissions. Through this, there will be richer data that experts can compare and get information from.
Space June 6, 2016
Tiny, floppy disk-sized satellites may soon lead mankind into deep, interstellar space. In late August, the satellites will be dispatched at the ISS for testing.
Space June 3, 2016
Scientists from Singapore and the United Kingdom have successfully tested a quantum satellite device that could open doors for a global quantum network. What does it mean for the future?
Space June 3, 2016
India's space agency is preparing to achieve another milestone. By the end of June, the organization will dispatch as many as 22 satellites into space in a solitary mission.
Space June 1, 2016
China is set to dispatch the world's first quantum communications satellite into orbit in July. Experts say the launch may cement the country as the leader in quantum communication.
Security May 26, 2016
A combination of software and human errors is pinpointed for the demise of the Hitomi spacecraft, Japan's ultra high-tech X-ray satellite tasked to probe black holes. Learn how one mistake led to several unfortunate events for the space observatory.
Space April 30, 2016
Microsatellites weighing under 100 pounds could soon be brought into orbit quickly and cheaply, thanks to a new aerospace company. What inspired two founders of SpaceX to develop their own rocket?
Space April 27, 2016
Earth observation satellite Cartosat-2C will be launched in May on a PSLV rocket as a show of India's military surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Indian military satellite will place the country alongside the U.S., China, and Israel, which all have spy satellites in space.
Space April 14, 2016
The outer space will soon be literally within your grasp. Scientists from Arizona State University have developed a tiny, palm-sized satellite called FemtoSat, hoping to provide cheaper space missions that can be done by anyone.
Space April 10, 2016
Scientists at NASA used satellite images to map the network of undergound fungi in forests. The valuable information could help them predict which forests will thrive and which ones will falter because of climate change.
Animals April 4, 2016
A new DARPA program aims to do what many have wanted to achieve for decades: provide a satellite lifeline. To start, they want to create a robotic modular toolkit to fix satellite troubles anytime.
Space March 28, 2016
The rings of Saturn are the most distinctive feature of the planet, but a new study shows they may be significantly younger than expected. How did astronomers determine when these satellites formed?
Space March 25, 2016
Titan possesses mountains over 10,000 feet in height, and the Cassini spacecraft has found the largest of them all. What makes this finding on Saturn's largest moon so special?
Space March 25, 2016
After several aborted attempts, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket finally soared into space last March 4 to deliver the SES-9 satellite into orbit. But while the launch was successful, the landing didn't really go as intended.
Space March 5, 2016
Due to a technical difficulty, SpaceX called off its second attempt Thursday to propel the SES-9 communications satellite into distant orbit. The SES-9 satellite is designed to provide TV broadcasting and other communications services from parts of Southeast Asia to Africa and the Middle East.
Space February 26, 2016
Satellite operator SES expressed interest in purchasing a used Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX, which it will use for a future launch. It is aspiring to be the first among satellite operators to use the same rocket twice to reach orbit.
FUTURE TECH February 24, 2016
The NRO's new spy satellite blasted off to space aboard ULA's Delta IV rocket on Wednesday for a secret mission. The rocket's trajectory suggests the satellite is headed to an orbit around Earth's poles.
Space February 11, 2016
The Falcon 9 rocket is expected to deliver a new SES-9 satellite into orbit on Feb. 24. Will the fourth barge landing attempt finally land smoothly?
Space February 9, 2016
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