Someday, tucked away gathering dust in a nondescript warehouse, there will perhaps be a spacecraft waiting to be called to the launch pad, even as its builders pray it never flies.
A chunk of a Chinese satellite almost hit the International Space Station. They dodged it — but the space junk problem is getting worse
A chunk of a Chinese satellite almost hit the International Space Station. They dodged it — but the space junk problem is getting worse By Mark Rigby , Brad Carter about 24 hours ago (Image credit: NASA/Boeing) Last week, the International Space Station (ISS) was forced to maneuver out of the way of a potential
The Vega rocket launched three CERES satellites (short for “Capacité de Renseignement d’origine Electromagnétique Spatiale,” which translates to “Intelligence Capacity of Space Electromagnetic Origin”) at 4:27 a.m. EST (0927 GMT). from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, where the local time was 6:27 a.m.
Washington-based Hydrosat has raised $15 million to date for satellites designed to monitor Earth’s water cycle, shedding light on environmental conditions like drought and flash floods exacerbated by climate change.
The future of NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory remains in limbo after the astrophysics decadal survey gave the program, proposed for termination by NASA, a vote of no-confidence.
While space companies are feeling the impacts of supply chain disruptions, traditional space companies are experiencing different effects than newer ones. Panelists during a session of the ASCEND conference by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nov. 10 said that the shocks to the global supply chain caused by the pandemic highlighted existing weaknesses in traditional space industry supply chains.
Chinese boots on the moon will be “entirely possible” by 2030 according to senior Chinese lunar program designer and engineer Ye Peijian.
Japan will launch a second space defense unit at an airbase in the country’s west within the next 18 months to monitor electromagnetic wave threats to its satellites.
Startup SCOUT Space announced Nov. 16 it has won a U.S. Air Force contract to integrate data from satellites and ground sensors that monitor objects in orbit. The company will seek to demonstrate that data collected in space — combined with data from traditional ground sensors — significantly improves the accuracy of space debris tracking and can help predict collisions.
Researchers from Villanova’s College of Engineering programmed a singleboard computer to serve as a node for the Ethereum Private blockchain on a cubesat scheduled to be launched in December with the educational nonprofit Teachers in Space on Firefly Aerospace Alpha rocket.
NASA’s spending on its Artemis program, which aims to establish a sustainable human presence on and around the moon by the end of the decade, is projected to reach a total of $93 billion by 2025, according to a new audit by the NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG).
The cloud of debris will increase the number of avoidance maneuvers performed by satellite operators all over the world by more than 100% in the next few years.
Black holes are notoriously hard to detect, since they are as black as the space surrounding them. We can only pinpoint them in special circumstances, like when they pull down gas from a neighboring star or merge together, releasing a flood of gravitational waves.
Add one more mystery to the list of questions about the nature of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the solar system’s largest, most persistent and slowly shrinking storm.