Tag

Satellites
Source: https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/nasa-objects-to-new-megaconstellation-citing-risk-of-catastrophic-collison/ ERIC BERGER 11/3/2020 NASA has formally commented (PDF) on a request by a US company to build a mega-constellation of satellites at an altitude of 720km above the Earth’s surface, citing concerns about collisions. This appears to be the first time that NASA has publicly commented on such an application for market access, which is...
Read More
Source: https://spacewatch.global/2020/10/china-pushes-ahead-with-giant-broadband-satellite-constellation/ Paris, 4 October 2020. – China is pushing ahead with developing a giant Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation competing with SpaceX, Amazon and OneWeb, according to the Washington DC-based analyst Bhavya Lal and California State University’s Professor Larry Press. Press, professor of information systems at the California State University, mentioned a recent...
Read More
Source: http://interactive.satellitetoday.com/via/november-2020/africa-unites-its-diverse-and-rapidly-growing-space-industry/ November 2020 issue: JEFFREY HILL Africa’s space community leaders want the rest of the world to stop referring to the continent as a homogenous, “developing” market. They do not want to be seen as a singular entity waiting for global commercial satellite service providers to swoop in and bring economic prosperity to a...
Read More
Source: https://spacenews.com/upper-stages-top-list-of-most-dangerous-space-debris/ by Jeff Foust — October 13, 2020 WASHINGTON — While launch providers are doing a better job at disposing of upper stages left behind in orbit, rocket bodies still constitute the most dangerous pieces of orbital debris. The European Space Agency released Oct. 12 its annual Space Environment Report, the agency’s assessment of orbital debris. The report...
Read More
Source: https://spacenews.com/spacex-l3harris-win-space-development-agency-contracts-to-build-missile-warning-satellites/ by Sandra Erwin — October 5, 2020 SDA Director Derek Tournear said SpaceX “came in with an extremely credible proposal” that leverages the Starlink assembly line WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency awarded  $193.5 million to L3Harris and $149 million to SpaceX to build four satellites each to detect and track ballistic and hypersonic missiles. The contracts...
Read More
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/12/stars-astronomy-spacex-satellite-elon-musk Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape. Stuart Clark, Sat 12 Sep 2020 17.00 BST The natural serenity of the night sky is a touchstone for all of us. Everyone alive today looks at the same stars no matter where they are located on the...
Read More
By INTELSAT CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONSSeptember 17, 2020 McLean, VA – Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, today announced it has finalized all of its required contracts with satellite manufacturers and launch-vehicle providers to move forward and meet the accelerated C-band spectrum clearing timelines established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this year....
Read More
He hopes low-Earth orbits will help him succeed where so many others have failed. Bloomberg Businessweek September 17, 2020 By Thomas Pfeiffer and Thomas Seal Sixty Starlink satellites as seen in the night sky from Vladivostok, Russia, on April 27. The satellites were launched into orbit five days earlier, on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center...
Read More
Photo: Courtesy of Raytheon Intelligence & Space Raytheon Intelligence & Space discusses what Greek mythology can tell us about missile defense. By RAYTHEON INTELLIGENCE & SPACE on September 14, 2020 at 11:11 PM To the ancient Greeks, Argus Panoptes was a giant with a thousand eyes who always kept watch, even in his sleep. That constant...
Read More
A Starlink user terminal, which would connect consumers to the company’s satellite internet service.SpaceX SpaceX gave a big Starlink update today:— Private beta testing shows "super low latency and download speeds greater than 100 [megabits] per second"— Connected 2 satellites to each other with "space lasers," transferring "hundreds of gigabytes of data" https://t.co/Aq8xWzaUY3— Michael Sheetz...
Read More
1 2 3 4