Liftoff! SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket

Liftoff! SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a recycled Falcon 9 rocket named after the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars SpaceX launched 60 new Starlink satellites into orbit Tuesday at 3:01pm ET The Falcon 9 rocket took off from Kennedy Space Station in Florida This is the third trip the rocket has … Read more

SpaceX’s Starlink and OneWeb satellite come within 109 feet of crashing into each other in orbit

OneWeb and SpaceX, the powerhouses in the internet satellite industry, had dangerously close encounter last weekend that was out of this world. Two satellites from each firm came within 190 feet of each other in orbit April 4, which sparked several ‘red alerts’ from the US Space Force’s 18th Space Control Squadron, The Verge reports. … Read more

SpaceX launches TENTH batch of new Starlink satellites into orbit for 2021

SpaceX launched its 10th batch of Starlink satellites for the year Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total to 1,443 in orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket took off at 12:34pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida where ‘weather was looking beautiful with clear skies,’ a SpaceX officials said during the live stream. Along with … Read more

British SpaceX competitor OneWeb puts another 36 satellites in orbit

OneWeb, the satellite communications firm partly owned by the UK government, has launched another 36 satellites into orbit as part of its constellation. The British firm, which is also partly owned by Indian multinational Bharti, will operate broadband to remote areas of the world similar to Starlink by SpaceX.  The latest 36 satellites were launched … Read more

Barbie produce doll inspired by sole Russian woman scheduled to travel into orbit

Russian astronaut unveils a new version of the iconic Barbie doll made in her likeness to encourage girls to become ‘strong and feminine’ cosmonauts Anna Kikina, 36, is currently sole Russian woman scheduled to travel into orbit  Barbie have produced a doll in the likeness of the real 36-year-old cosmonaut Part of campaign in Russia … Read more

International Space Station releases 2.9-TON pallet of batteries into orbit that ‘should burn up’

International Space Station releases 2.9-TON pallet of batteries into orbit that NASA says should burn up ‘harmlessly’ in the atmosphere in two to four years The International Space Station has discarded its largest piece of space junk NASA controlled a robotic arm to discard a 2.9-ton pallet of batteries into space The batteries were degraded … Read more

World’s first space HOTEL to begin construction in low Earth orbit in 2025

Work is due to start on the world’s first ‘space hotel’ in low Earth orbit in 2025 – and it will come equipped with restaurants, a cinema, spa and rooms for 400 people. Developed by the Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the Voyager Station could be operational as early as 2027, with the infrastructure built in … Read more

China releases first video of Mars taken by Tianwen-1 in orbit

China today has shared the first video of Mars recorded by Tianwen-1 after the probe entered orbit, the latest step in Beijing’s ambitious space programme. Incredible footage captures the Martian landscape and atmosphere out of a pitch black sky as the Chinese spacecraft flew past the Red Planet. Launched last July around the same time … Read more

China releases first video of Mars captured by Tianwen-1 in orbit

China today has shared the first video of Mars recorded by Tianwen-1 after the probe entered orbit, the latest step in Beijing’s ambitious space programme. Incredible footage captures the Martian landscape and atmosphere out of a pitch black sky as the Chinese spacecraft flew past the Red Planet. Launched last July around the same time … Read more

China’s Tianwen-1 space probe successfully enters orbit of Mars

China‘s spacecraft has entered orbit around Mars following a 500-million-km journey from Earth that started seven months ago.  Tianwen-1 – which consists of an orbiter, lander and rover – completed its journey just before 1PM GMT on Wednesday as it entered orbit around the Red Planet. However, it will remain paired in orbit until May, … Read more