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 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

‘Fly my pretties, fly’: Elon Musk hails the launch of another 60 Starlink satellites

Elon Musk has launched another 60 Starlink satellites into the Earth’s orbit as part of his plan to create a new global superfast Internet system.  Video showed a Falcon 9 rocket taking off at 6.01am Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, with the satellites located in its nose cone, prompting Musk to tweet, ‘Fly my pretties, … Read more

Source of solar particles that threaten spaceflight and satellites is identified in the sun

Scientists have identified the source in the sun which produces solar energetic particles that threaten crewed spaceflight, near-Earth satellites and airplanes. A team of US researchers analyzed the composition of particles that flew towards Earth in 2014 and found the same ‘fingerprint’ of plasma that is located low in the sun’s chromosphere – its second … Read more

Britain’s new space force ‘could send RAF jets to “edge of space” to destroy military satellites’

Britain’s new space force could be deploying RAF Typhoon fighter jets to the ‘edge of space’ in a bid to destroy enemy satellites in the near future, senior military sources have revealed.  Selected fighter pilots will take part in Space Command’s training missions with the ultimate aim of taking down Chinese and Russian military, intelligence … Read more

SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink satellites into space today

SpaceX‘s growing ‘megaconstellation’ of Starlink satellites is set to get even bigger this afternoon, with the launch of 60 more satellites. Elon Musk‘s space firm will launch its seventeenth batch of Starlink satellites on board a Falcon 9 rocket at 08:03 EDT (13:03 GMT) today. The launch will bring the number of Starlink satellites in … Read more

British rocket firm develops a space tug to move satellites and clear debris

British firm Skyrora Is a step closer to launching a space tug that could tow satellites into different orbits, replace old satellites and even clean up space junk. The upper stage of the Skyrora XL rocket successfully completed a crucial static fire test at the engine development complex in Fife Scotland just before Christmas. This upper … Read more

Airbus in plan to build thousands of broadband satellites in UK

A venture to create a constellation of satellites to boost superfast global broadband is considering plans to bring its manufacturing across the Atlantic to Britain.  Sources said executives behind the British Government-backed OneWeb last week briefed civil servants on the merits of moving production of the fleet of thousands of satellites from Florida to the … Read more

New satellite’s camera can see through walls of buildings and take ‘crystal clear’ pictures of Earth

A new satellite is orbiting the Earth that is capable of snapping high resolution images of nearly any place on our planet – and is powerful enough to see through walls of buildings. Capella-2, designed by Capella Space, is strapped with cameras, sensors and uses Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that operates regardless of air visibility, … Read more