Satellites

Starlink Satellites May Disrupt Detection Of Near-earth Asteroids, Study Warns

Starlink Satellites May Disrupt Detection Of Near-Earth Asteroids, Study Warns There is growing concern among astronomers that Elon Musk's SpaceX satellites in low-Earth-orbit (LEO) may interfere with a ground-based detection system...
Related topics: Space, Asteroids, SpaceX

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Nasa Spots A Big Dust Storm On The Martian Surface

On Mars, dust storm season has commenced.NASA's distant satellite, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, recently captured a sizable regional dust storm on the Red Planet, encompassing the area where the space agency's Perseverance rover is investigating...
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars

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How A Mighty Volcanic Eruption Sent Enormous Pressure Waves All Around Earth

A formidable underwater volcano created the twin islands of Hunga Tonga and Hunga Ha‘apai. Then, on Jan. 15, that volcano destroyed them. Located in the South Pacific, the eruption was one of the most powerful ever captured on satellite. The...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Space

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Rocket Report: Spacex Lands Rocket Cargo Funding, Virgin Galactic’s Stock Crash

Enlarge / SpaceX launched its third mission of 2022 on January 18. The rocket carried 49 Starlink satellites. (credit: SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 4.29 of the Rocket Report! There is plenty to discuss this week, including an accident in the...
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Spacex's Starlink Satellites Are Disrupting An Asteroid-hunting Space Telescope's Scans

The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), commissioned in 2018, is a wide-field sky astronomical survey designed to detect neutron star collisions and transient objects that rapidly change in brightness, such as gamma ray bursts. Since 2019, the facility...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Asteroids, Telescopes, Polls, Neutron Stars

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Satellites Reveal World's Most Famous 'mega Iceberg' Released 152 Billion Tonnes Of Fresh Water...

152 billion tonnes of fresh water - equivalent to 20 x Loch Ness or 61 million Olympic sized swimming pools, entered the seas around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia when the megaberg A68A melted over 3 months in 2020/2021, according to a...
Related topics: Space, Icebergs, Antarctic

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China Satellite In Close Encounter With Russian Debris: State Media

A Chinese satellite had a near collision with one of the many chunks of debris left by the fallout of a recent Russian anti-satellite missile test, state media reported.
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The Secrets Of Ancient Japanese Tombs Revealed Thanks To Satellite Images

A research group at the Politecnico di Milano analyzed the orientation of ancient Japanese tombs—the so-called Kofun. This study has never been carried out before, due to the very large number of monuments and the fact that access to these areas...
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The Secrets Of Ancient Japanese Tombs Revealed Thanks To Satellite Images

A research group at the Politecnico di Milano analysed the orientation of ancient Japanese tombs - the so-called Kofun.
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The Arctic Is The Next Frontier For American Missile Defense

Kris Osborn Missile Defense, arctic Northrop Grumman is working on a “Next-Gen Polar” satellite system engineered to establish a continuous track across otherwise separated radar fields of regard, such as those covering the Arctic. Here's...
Related topics: Arctic, Northrop Grumman, Space

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Evidence For An Internal Ocean In Small Saturn Moon

A Southwest Research Institute scientist set out to prove that the tiny, innermost moon of Saturn was a frozen inert satellite and instead discovered compelling evidence that Mimas has a liquid internal ocean. In the waning days of NASA’s Cassini...
Related topics: Saturn, Moon, Space, Scientific Discoveries, NASA, Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft

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New Automatic Control Technique Uses Spacecraft Solar Panels To Reach Desired Orbit At Mars

A satellite on a science mission to Mars aims for a low-altitude orbit, but the lower the orbit, the more propellant is required to enter orbit when arriving from Earth. To save propellant, a technique called aerobraking uses a small propulsive...
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Space, Mars

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Esa Boss Gives Update On Stricken Sentinel-1b Imaging Satellite: All Is Not Lost Yet

Still borked, 1C and 1D are waiting in the wings ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher has addressed the issue of the space agency's borked Copernicus Sentinel-1B spacecraft in his first annual press conference.…
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space, Spacecrafts

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20% Of Twilight Observations Contain Satellite Passes

With the rapid expansion of commercial space, there is a growing number of satellites in orbit around our planet. Most of these are in low-Earth orbit, which is becoming increasingly crowded. This has led some to be concerned about a catastrophic...
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Watch: Satellite Images Show Aftermath Of Volcanic Eruption And Tsunami

Satellite images show the aftermath of a volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.
Related topics: Space, Volcanoes, Tsunami

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Indian-origin Researcher Invents Satellite-free Navigation System Which Uses Earth’s Magnetic...

The geomagnetic field is the result of electricity generated by swirling iron present in the Earth's core nearly 2,000 kilometres below the surface. Several living creatures, such as sharks, sea turtles, whales and birds use the geomagnetic field to...
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Intelsat Chief Set For $4m ‘golden Goodbye’ After Chapter 11 Recovery

Stephen Spengler to retire as satellite operator emerges from bankruptcy with debt halved
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Astronomers Find Growing Number Of Starlink Satellite Tracks

Enlarge / A Starlink track running across the Andromeda galaxy. (credit: Caltech Optical Observatories/IPAC) SpaceX's Starlink Internet service will require a dense constellation of satellites to provide consistent, low-latency...
Related topics: Space, Galaxies, SpaceX, Constellations

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Palomar Survey Instrument Analyzes Impact Of Starlink Satellites

Since 2019, SpaceX has been launching an increasing number of internet satellites into orbit around Earth. The satellite constellation, called Starlink, now includes nearly 1,800 members orbiting at altitudes of about 550 kilometers. Astronomers...
Related topics: Polls, Space, SpaceX, Constellations

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Arase Satellite Uncovers Coupling Between Plasma Waves And Charged Particles In Geospace

In a new study published in Physical Review Letters, researchers from Japan show that high-frequency plasma waves in the geospace can generate low-frequency plasma waves through wave-particle interactions by heating up low-energy ions, unveiling a...
Related topics: Space, Physics

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