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Virgin Orbit and a Japanese airline have teamed up to develop an air-launch method

Virgin Orbit has reached a non-binding deal with ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, which is a major Japanese airline, to purchase 20 LauncherOne rocket flights from an…

An explanation of satellite solar

Solar is proving to be the top option to replace our dependency on fossil fuels. The world prioritizes the shift to clean, renewable energy to (hopefully) avoid a climate disaster.…

TrustPoint has raised $2 million for a GPS replacement

TrustPoint Inc., a company that is working on a GNSS (global navigation satellite system), has received $2 million in preliminary funding from DCVC. TrustPoint wants to increase its technical team,…

Honda is developing a reusable rocket for low-earth orbit satellites

Honda, a Japanese automaker, is working on an essentially reusable launch vehicle for tiny satellites, with a test launch scheduled for 2030. The business announced the proposal on September 30,…

In California, the Earth-monitoring Landsat 9 spacecraft is launched

The newest in a succession of US satellites that have been recording human and natural changes on the Earth’s surface for decades was deployed into orbit from California, ensuring continuing…

Lynk shows off a global satellite connection for regular phones and is getting ready to go commercial

The days of “no signal” may be numbered, thanks to Lynk’s satellite network, which allows any modern phone to exchange data instantaneously with a satellite overhead, without the need for…

GEO-Microsoft Planetary Computer Grants Program Has Been Expanded to Include Recipients of The NICFI Satellite Data Program

Planet has partnered with Microsoft to create tropical forest Basemaps that are of high-resolution, available to chosen researchers on the Planetary Computer platform in order to improve scientific study, development,…

China displays pieces of a crewed moon landing project

At a major airshow, China is displaying a variety of components for prospective human lunar landing missions, claiming that a super heavy-lift rocket is going to be ready by the year 2028.…

MDA emphasizes Radarsat-2 follow-on tasking and extensive coverage

A C-band SAR (synthetic-aperture radar) satellite in the mid-inclination orbit will capture imagery in the 700-kilometer swath at 50 meters per pixel resolution, according to MDA’s Radarsat-2 follow-on. Customers are going to be…

What is the total number of satellites orbiting the Earth?

Every week, it seems, another rocket is sent into space, this time delivering rovers to Mars, tourists, or, most typically, satellites. The notion that “space is growing crowded” has been…