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Virgin Orbit Checks its Satellite-Delivery Rocket for the Very First Time

Virgin Orbit Checks its Satellite-Delivery Rocket for the Very First Time

Since 2015, Virgin Orbit has been developing a launch system that will send satellites into space using a rocket launched from a modified 747. This is part of Sir Richard Branson’s plan to crack the burgeoning market of cost-effective satellite deployment. This market is especially lucrative considering how many satellites are expected to be launched…
Can We Utilize Unique Sails To Bring Old Satellites Pull Back To Earth?

Can We Utilize Unique Sails To Bring Old Satellites Pull Back...

The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands of satellites in orbit, and thousands more on the way, our appetite for satellites seems boundless. But every satellite has a shelf-life. What do we do with them when they’ve outlived their usefulness and devolve into simple,…
LightSail 2 Objective is Going Strong and Sending Out Objective Information House!

LightSail 2 Objective is Going Strong and Sending Out Objective Information...

On June 25th, 2019, The Planetary Society‘s cubesat spacecraft known as LightSail 2 lifted off from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket. This was the second solar sail launched the Society, the first (LightSail 1) having been sent into space in 2015. Like its predecessor, the purpose of this…
SpaceX has actually Lost Contact With 3 of its Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has actually Lost Contact With 3 of its Starlink Satellites

Back in May 23rd, 2019, SpaceX launched the first batch of its Starlink constellation, a fleet of satellites that will fulfill Elon Musk’s promise to provide broadband satellite-internet access to the entire planet. The deployment of these sixty satellites was the first in a series of six planned launches that would see around 720 satellites…
Satellites Geared Up With a Tether Would have the ability to De-Orbit Themselves at the end of Their Life

Satellites Geared Up With a Tether Would have the ability to...

There’s no denying it, we are facing an orbital debris problem! As of January 2019, the ESA’s Space Debris Office estimates that there are at least 34,000 pieces of large debris in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) – a combination of dead satellites, spent rocket stages, and other assorted bits of space junk. And with thousands…
Sen has actually Introduced a 4K Video Stream to Area

Sen has actually Introduced a 4K Video Stream to Area

In 2014, British entrepreneur Charles Black founded the company Sen (an acronym for Space Exploration Network) with the vision of “democratizing space”. Behind this vision was Black’s desire to create the world’s first 4K video streaming platform that could send video from space to billions of people worldwide. The purpose of this is to educate…
SpaceX simply released 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Web service companies need to be really anxious.

SpaceX simply released 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Web service...

On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, SpaceX launched the first batch of their Starlink satellites to orbit. The launch took place at 10:30 pm EDT (07:30 pm PDT) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral on the Florida coast. With this delivery, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is making good on his promise to begin…
Planetary Society’s Gentle Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a Falcon Heavy Rocket Subsequent Month

Planetary Society’s Gentle Sail 2 is Set to Launch on a...

The Planetary Society is going to launch their LightSail 2 CubeSat next month. LightSail 2 is a test mission designed to study the feasibility of using sunlight for propulsion. The small satellite will use the pressure of sunlight on its solar sails to propel its way to a higher orbit. The launch is scheduled for…
Prior to We Mess up deep space, We Ought To Follow Some Area Sustainability Standards

Prior to We Mess up deep space, We Ought To Follow...

There are 20,000 objects orbiting Earth at this moment that are larger than 10 cm. Out of that number, only about 2,000 are operational satellites. The other 18,000 objects are pieces of junk of varying sizes. But it’s not just junk: it’s dangerous junk. If that doesn’t sound like a problem, keep this in mind:…
Starlink’s Satellites Will be Orbiting at a Much Lower Elevation, Minimizing the Dangers of Area Scrap

Starlink’s Satellites Will be Orbiting at a Much Lower Elevation, Minimizing...

Among Elon Musk’s many plans for the future, one of the more ambitious has been the creation of a constellation of satellites that will offer broadband internet access to the entire world. Known as “Starlink”, the company’s long-term plan is to deploy over 12,000 internet satellites to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) by the mid-2020s. Despite…
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