SpaceX claimed that by lowering the orbit of its satellites, a safer space environment would be ensured. The company submitted its request in November last year.
Space April 29, 2019
India's satellite missile test generated a pile of junk in space, leaving NASA officials disappointed. NASA said the event places astronauts and ongoing space experiments in the ISS at risk.
Space April 2, 2019
Emails between the FCC and a firm reveal that Facebook is developing satellite internet. Project Athena, proposed to launch in 2019, will provide internet to underserved areas in the world.
Internet July 21, 2018
The US space agency has switched on the LRI aboard the GRACE Follow-On satellites. The mission, a collaboration between NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences, was launched in May.
Space July 9, 2018
Rocket Lab is sending its Electron rocket into space sometime between June 23 and July 6. Unlike SpaceX’s Falcon 9, the Pasadena-based company is a dedicated launcher of smaller satellites into the planet’s orbit.
Space May 29, 2018
NOAA released footage of a lightning storm that was captured on May 9. It was recorded by the GOES-17 satellite, which used technology known as the Geostationary Lightning Mapper.
Earth/Environment May 23, 2018
NASA has launched two new satellites atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 22 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellites, called GRACE-FO, will be used to keep an eye on the changes and movement of water on Earth.
Space May 23, 2018
SpaceX was authorized by the FCC to build its broadband satellite service. This will give SpaceX the ability to give huge swaths of the U.S. internet access.
Space March 30, 2018
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets have shown their worth by being reused to launch 10 Iridium Communications satellites into space. It was the first anniversary of the first launch of the Falcon 9 rockets.
Space March 30, 2018
The rich can now pay for their own meteor showers that will come in hues of orange, blue, or green. According to a report, the show will cost less than fireworks displays in Tokyo priced at around $40,000.
Space March 26, 2018
With rogue satellites and other junk floating in space, European firm Airbus is developing a harpoon to remove most of it. Airbus is currently testing the capabilities of the harpoon inside the company’s facility.
Space March 15, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission slammed the unauthorized launch of rogue satellites by Swarm Technology. The company had deployed four prototype satellites into orbit via ISRO's PSLV rocket launch in January 2018.
Space March 11, 2018
A theory by astrophysicist Hector Socas-Navarro suggests that satellites could be used to find extraterrestrial life and to gauge their technological achievements. Humans would need about 10 billion to 1 trillion satellites before aliens could spot them.
Space March 7, 2018
China lost control of a space station last year. Now people know when the space station will crash to Earth. Tiangong-1 will come crashing down to Earth before April 19.
Space March 6, 2018
The United Launch Alliance successfully launched a Delta 4 rocket into orbit on Jan. 12 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket is carrying a secretive spy satellite that could be used as a radar reconnaissance.
Space January 13, 2018
The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched its 100th satellite into space on Friday morning IST. The launch vehicle lifted 31 satellites into space.
Space January 12, 2018
An Australian university is leading the nation's push to enter the space race. Last week, it launched its first miniature cube satellite into orbit and recently, opened up Australia's first space mission design facility.
Space November 28, 2017
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