NTU successfully launches its 7th satellite into space
12 hours ago
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully launched its 7th satellite into space from the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday evening (16 Jan).
Image: e.Deorbit's robotic arm
14 hours ago
ESA's proposed e.Deorbit mission, shown left, using a robotic arm to catch a derelict satellite – the baseline capture method for what would be the world's first active space debris removal mission, in 2024.
'Failed' clocks fresh blow for Europe's Galileo satnav (Update)
18 hours ago
Europe's beleaguered Galileo satnav has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday.
NASA's Aqua satellite sees Tropical Depression 01W ending near Southern Vietnam
Jan 17, 2017
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible-light image of Tropical Depression 01W as it headed toward southern Vietnam for a brief landfall on January 16. By January 17 the depression had dissipated.
A universe of 2 trillion galaxies
Jan 16, 2017
An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the universe contains at least 2 trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously ...
SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since Sept blast (Update)
Jan 14, 2017
SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.
NASA's Terra Satellite sees a spark of life in former Tropical Depression 01W's remnants
Jan 13, 2017
NASA's Terra satellite recently analyzed the remnant low pressure area previously known as Tropical Depression 01W in infrared light as it showed a spark of new activity.
Satellite constellations could be poised to challenge the broadband industry
Jan 13, 2017
It's been more than a decade since a handful of ambitious entrepreneurs saw their plans to provide global telecommunications service through massive satellite constellations blow up, doomed by runaway costs.
NASA plans another busy year for Earth science fieldwork
Jan 13, 2017
NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 – from a Hawaiian volcano to Colorado mountain tops and west Pacific islands – to investigate critical scientific questions about how our planet is changing and what ...
Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality
Jan 09, 2017
"Traffic and weather, together on the hour!" blasts your local radio station, while your smartphone knows the weather halfway across the world. A network of satellites whizzing around Earth collecting mountains of data makes ...