Satellites

Counting Elephants From Space

Scientists have successfully used satellite cameras coupled with deep learning to count animals in complex geographical landscapes, taking conservationists an important step forward in monitoring populations of endangered species.
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How To Watch Spacex's Starlink Launch

SpaceX will launch the first batch of 60 Starlink satellites from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 20 at 8:02 a.m. ET, if all goes according to plan. You can watch the launch here.  Read more...More about Mashable Video, Elon Musk,...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Kennedy Space Center, Science Videos

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Testing The Waters: Analyzing Different Solid States Of Water On Other Planets And Moons

Just like on Earth, water on other planets, satellites, and even comets comes in a variety of forms depending on multiple factors such as pressure and temperature. Aside from the gaseous, liquid, and solid states we are accustomed to, water can form...
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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Jumped 7% This Morning, Then Dropped

On Sunday, Virgin Orbit put a rocket into orbit for its first time ever. The satellite launch company is not part of space tourism company Virgin Galactic (NYSE: SPCE). Still, presumably buoyed by the good news out of its sister company, Virgin...
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Hubble Helps Astronomers Pinpoint The Location Of A Supernova

Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to turn back time and determine a more accurate estimate of a supernova explosion’s location and time. The star in question exploded a long time ago in the Small Magellanic Cloud, which is a...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Supernova

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Spacex Delayed The First Starlink Satellite Launch Of 2021 Because Of Bad Weather. It Will Now...

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk. REUTERS/Steve Nesius SpaceX's first Starlink mission of 2021 has been postponed due to bad weather, delaying the launch of 60 internet satellites. The launch, first scheduled for Monday morning, will...
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Virgin Orbit Successfully Puts Nasa Payload Into Space

Virgin Orbit is a company based in California that launches satellites into orbit. The company confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during its second launch demonstration held on Sunday. The mission placed ten payloads into orbit for...
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Tesla Edges Closer To Launching Sales In India By Registering A Company In The Country

Elon Musk speaking at the Satellite Conference and Exhibition in Washington, Monday, March 9, 2020. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Tesla has registered a company in India as it prepares to launch operations there in "early 2021," according to the country's...
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Canon 5d Mark Iii Mounted On A Satellite Snaps Photos Of Earth

There’s a Canon camera on a satellite right now that you can use to “take photos” of Earth. This camera is part of an interactive demonstration of the powers of the camera – coupled with a 40cm telescope – pointed at...
Related topics: Space, Science Photos, Telescopes

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Oneweb Secures Funding To Launch More Than 500 Internet Satellites

After a year in which it had to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2021 is off to a much better start for satellite internet startup OneWeb. Two weeks into the new year, the company has secured a $400 million investment from SoftBank and Hughes Network...
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Rocket Lab Begins 2021 With Mission Dubbed Another One Leaves The Crust - Cnet

The small satellite launcher is ready for its first launch of 2021, a year in which it has big plans.
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Mysterious Helicopters Believed To Be Associated With Secretive Us Aviation Unit Spotted In La

Not UFOs or satellites, but some hardcore choppers have been seen circulating around California during the week – but the purpose of these flights, as well as their origin, has remained a mystery.
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What Should I Ask Sarah Parcak?

Yes I will be doing a Conversation with her.  Here is part of her Wikipedia entry: Sarah Helen Parcak is an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert, who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites...
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With Funding From Jeff Bezos, Methanesat Picks Elon Musk’s Spacex For 2022 Launch

Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are usually rivals on the final frontier, but they both have a role to play in MethaneSAT, a privately backed satellite mission aimed at monitoring methane emissions. Last November, the Bezos Earth Fund made a...
Related topics: Jeff Bezos, SpaceX, Space

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Energy From Solar Wind Favors The North

Using information from ESA's Swarm satellite constellation, scientists have made a discovery about how energy generated by electrically-charged particles in the solar wind flows into Earth's atmosphere—surprisingly, more of it heads towards the...
Related topics: Solar Power, Space, European Space Agency, Constellations, Scientific Discoveries

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Planetary Sleuthing Finds Triple-star World

Now, after a lengthy hunt that spanned many years and many telescopes, Ciardi said he has "resurrected KOI-5Ab from the dead." Thanks to new observations from NASA’s second planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, NASA, Exoplanets, Polls

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Martian Satellite Photos Show Dynamic Planet

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter celebrated its 15th year circling Mars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Experimental Cubesat Heading To Orbit Will Test A New Propulsion Method

Engineers and researchers around the world have been putting significant effort into making satellites smaller. Smaller satellites cost less to develop and cost less to put into orbit. The trick is creating a small satellite that can serve a useful...
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Elon Musk's Starlink Satellite Internet Service Has Been Approved In The Uk, And People Are Already...

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service has been approved by the UK regulator Ofcom. Starlink, from Musk's aerospace company, SpaceX, will compete with the likes of BT Group...
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Nasa Wants To Use Small Satellites To Unlock The Secrets Of The Universe

NASA could soon be launching four new small-scale projects which aim to unpick the mysteries of the cosmos on a relatively tiny budget.
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