Current Satellite News
April 22nd, 2019
Amid Worry Over Space Wars, America Already has Tools to Shoot Down Satellites
Russia and China, too, have anti-satellite technologies. They are including space in the future war plans.
Video Appears to Show SpaceX's New Spaceship for NASA Exploding During a Safety Test
On Sunday, an unverified video on Twitter claimed to show the space capsule exploding during the test.
The Intelsat-29e Satellite Announced as a Total Loss
A failure review board has been convened by Intelsat with the satellite’s manufacturer, Boeing, to complete a comprehensive analysis of the cause...
The Latest Lost Satellite is Now Space Junk that Could Put Other Spacecraft at Risk
“It’s a big problem, because now basically you have a floating bomb in GEO,”
The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites
robots offer the best bet for inspecting and repairing high-altitude satellites, especially with the number of satellites set to skyrocket due to a budding
How This NASA Telescope is Defending the Earth From Asteroids
about 20,000 near-Earth objects have flitted in and out of our neighborhood in recent decades—almost 900 of which were more than 3,200 feet across.
China's 20th Global Navigation Satellite is Launched
After it was launched close to midnight on Saturday, April 20, from the Xichang center in southwest China, the latest addition to the Beidou...
The Space Economy's Future to be Explored by ArianeGroup, HEC Paris and ESA
This collaborative venture will direct and oversee research projects focusing on value-creation in the space sector, high-potential...
Successful Berthing of Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Spacecraft with the ISS
While his crewmates had flown to space on previous missions, Chaffee had not yet traveled to space. The naming of Cygnus in honor of his memory ...
Renesas Electronics' First Fantastic Plastic ... Controller and Driver for Smallsats and Launch Vehicles
As private ‘new space’ companies have begun launching smallsats to form large constellations that operate in multiple low Earth orbit (LEO) planes ...