Satellite photo shows ‘burn scar’ from Arizona’s Bighorn Fire

Stunning image from NASA satellite shows ‘burn scar’ visible from space at the site of Bighorn Fire in Arizona NASA revealed a new satellite photo showing devastation from the Bighorn Fire The fire broke out in Arizona in early June and spread over 48 square miles It left a ‘burn scar’ in the mountains outside … Read more Satellite photo shows ‘burn scar’ from Arizona’s Bighorn Fire

Japanese engineers develop plan to clean up space junk with a laser-pulsing satellite

There are an estimated 170 million pieces of so-called ‘space junk’ – left behind after missions that can be as big as spent rocket stages or as small as paint flakes – in orbit alongside some US$700 billion (£555bn) of space infrastructure. But only 22,000 are tracked, and with the fragments able to travel at … Read more Japanese engineers develop plan to clean up space junk with a laser-pulsing satellite

SpaceX launches US Space Force GPS satellite on Falcon 9

Liftoff! SpaceX successfully launches US Space Force GPS satellite into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX launched a GPS satellite for US Space Force aboard the Falcon 9 rocket The launch took off at 4:10pm  ET at Kennedy Space Center in Florida This is Falcon 9’s 11th launch this year, but this time it … Read more SpaceX launches US Space Force GPS satellite on Falcon 9

Liftoff! SpaceX launches US Space Force GPS satellite into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket 

Liftoff! SpaceX successfully launches US Space Force GPS satellite into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX launched a GPS satellite for US Space Force aboard the Falcon 9 rocket The launch took off at 4:10pm  ET at Kennedy Space Center in Florida This is Falcon 9’s 11th launch this year, but this time it … Read more Liftoff! SpaceX launches US Space Force GPS satellite into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket 

Satellite images reveal raging wildfires just 30 miles from the Arctic Ocean in Siberia

Ravaging wildfires are burning further north in the Russian Arctic than had previously been recorded from space. Images captured by a satellite have shown an out-of-control inferno just 30 miles from the Arctic Ocean in the Yakutia region. It comes in a summer of unprecedented heat in northern latitudes in Siberia with locals sunbathing, with … Read more Satellite images reveal raging wildfires just 30 miles from the Arctic Ocean in Siberia

Europe drought fears as ground water low on satellite pictures

Is Europe heading for a drought? Satellite pictures show ground water running low after warmest winter on record and dry spring Europe is facing a potential shortage of water for the third year in a row Eastern Europe began seeing meteorological drought conditions in early spring  Meteorologists have predicted June, July and August will see … Read more Europe drought fears as ground water low on satellite pictures

Boris Johnson is set to secure £400m stake in satellite operator OneWeb

Britain’s satellite race: Boris Johnson bids to secure £400m stake of US operator OneWeb as UK loses access to EU’s Galileo space system post-Brexit PM and chancellor Rishi Sunak signed off purchase of 20% stake in American operator last night OneWeb could deliver same civil/military tracking services as EU’s rival system  UK-licensed OneWeb filed for … Read more Boris Johnson is set to secure £400m stake in satellite operator OneWeb

China is one satellite away from launching its GPS rival Beidou

China is due to launch the final satellite in its global positioning system constellation Beidou, allowing Beijing to reduce its reliance on the US-owned GPS system. Beidou will be made up of 30 satellites giving China military independence in terms of navigation and even messaging independent of the US or other nations. The final part … Read more China is one satellite away from launching its GPS rival Beidou

Stunning images of SpaceX’s latest Starlink satellite launch

Elon Musk’s ‘Starlink’ satellites form a constellation of thousands of satellites, designed to provide low-cost broadband internet service from low Earth orbit. The constellation, informally known as Starlink, are under development at SpaceX’s facilities in Redmond, Washington. Its goal is to beam superfast internet into your home from space. While satellite internet has been around … Read more Stunning images of SpaceX’s latest Starlink satellite launch

Satellite photos of hospital car park in China suggests pandemic was already taking hold in October

Look at the satellite images below. One shows a hospital car park in the city of Wuhan, China. It was taken in October 2018.  The other shows the same location almost exactly a year later, in October 2019. Now spot the difference. Puzzle: At the Hubei Women and Children’s Hospital there were far more cars in … Read more Satellite photos of hospital car park in China suggests pandemic was already taking hold in October