The European Union’s equivalent of a foreign ministry is starting a new effort to promote the need for sustainable space operations, but that effort will not initially include any new regulation of European satellite operators.
As operators of Earth observation satellites prepare to update their fleets, with an emphasis on both improved resolution and revisit time, they disagree on how much demand there is for existing and new data.
For more than five decades, Intelsat General has been providing the satellite capacity and the services needed by the U.S. and allied governments to support troops operating in the world’s hot spots.
A former astronaut who was considered last year for the post of NASA deputy administrator will retire from her current position as director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center at the end of September.
“I’m glad that we didn’t jump into AsiaSat-10 two years ago, otherwise I would have a satellite that is not very economical,” Tong said Sept. 9 at the World Satellite Business Week conference here.
Companies that provide both dedicated and rideshare launch services for small satellites say that price remains a major factor for their customers, with pressure from growing competition to lower them.
Spire Global unveiled Spire Forecast Sept. 11, a product designed to provide the maritime industry with detailed information on atmospheric conditions including global sea surface temperatures, ocean currents, wave heights, surface winds and air temperature.
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. will probably resume flights of its heavy-lift Long March 5 rocket this year, said Xing He, executive vice presidentof China Great Wall Industry Corp., a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.
Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have our first glimpse at the interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4, the second interstellar object to visit our Solar System in two years!
The post Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet appeared first on Universe Today.
Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like 'Oumuamua) is passing through the Solar System, the second object to do so in just two years.
The post Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There’s a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System appeared first on Universe Today.
Hubble has captured a new image of Saturn that makes you wonder if it’s even real. The image is so crisp it makes it look like Saturn is just floating in space. Which it is. This image of the ringed-planet was captured when Saturn was at its closest to Earth, some 1.36 billion km away …
Continue reading "Here’s Hubble’s Newest Image of Saturn"
The post Here’s Hubble’s Newest Image of Saturn appeared first on Universe Today.
Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an active galactic nucleus (AGN) at the heart of the Seyfert 2 galaxy GSN 069. The AGN is about 250 million light years from Earth, and contains about 400,000 times the mass of the Sun. The team of …
Continue reading "Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours"
The post Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours appeared first on Universe Today.
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Dave Dickinson (www.astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Welcome back everyone from our Summer Hiatus – we are all looking forward to another exciting year! We have made some minor format changes that we hope you will like, but we will continue to bring you fascinating …
Continue reading "Weekly Space Hangout: September 11, 2019 – Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of New Horizons"
The post Weekly Space Hangout: September 11, 2019 – Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of New Horizons appeared first on Universe Today.
In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars. They named that signal GW170817. Two seconds after detecting it, NASA’s Fermi satellite detected a gamma ray burst (GRB) that was named GRB170817A. Within minutes, telescopes and observatories around the world honed in on the …
Continue reading "Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away"
The post Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away appeared first on Universe Today.
The ISRO has confirmed the location of their Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but is uncertain if it survived its hard landing.
The post India has Located the Vikram Lander, But it’s Still not Communicating With Home appeared first on Universe Today.
Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone. If confirmed, it will be the first time we’ve detected water—a critical ingredient for life as we know it—on an exoplanet. The water was detected as vapour in the atmosphere, but the temperature of the …
Continue reading "Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable zone. It Might Be Rain"
The post Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet in the Habitable zone. It Might Be Rain appeared first on Universe Today.
What sounds like a slap-stick comedy shtick is actually solid science. With so much of humanity’s space-faring future involving habitats, other structures, and a permanent presence on the Moon and Mars, mixing concrete in space is serious business. NASA has a program of study called MICS, (Microgravity Investigation of Cement Solidification) which is examining how …
Continue reading "Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space"
The post Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space appeared first on Universe Today.
The OpenLuna Foundation wants to create a base on the Moon using crowdsourcing and open-source technology to allow the public to take part in lunar colonization.
The post Entrepreneurs and Engineers Come Together to Design a Peaceful Lunar Settlement appeared first on Universe Today.