LIVING ON THE EDGE: SATELLITES ADOPT POWERFUL COMPUTERS - The latest Apple Watch has 16 times the memory of the central processor on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. For the new iPhone, 64 times the car-size rover’s memory comes standard.
For decades, people dismissed comparisons of terrestrial and space-based processors by pointing out the harsh radiation a... More
(Source: SpaceNews - Jan 25)
SO YOU LAUNCHED A SATELLITE… NOW WHAT? - Just over a week ago, we launched 44 of our latest SuperDoves to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. A successful rocket launch is a feat in and of itself and requires months of coordination from our Manufacturing Team to build, test, tinker with, and ship our hardware to the launch site (more on our... More
(Source: Planet Labs - Jan 25)
WEBB REACHES ORBITAL DESTINATION A MILLION MILES FROM EARTH - The James Webb Space Telescope slipped into orbit around a point in space nearly a million miles from Earth Monday where it can capture light from the first stars and galaxies to form in the aftermath of the Big Bang.
As planned, the European Ariane 5 rocket that launched Webb on Christmas Day pu... More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jan 25)
CARGO DRAGON CAPSULE DEPARTS SPACE STATION - SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft, closing out a month-long mission, undocked from the International Space Station Sunday after a two-delay in its departure to wait for better weather in the capsule’s recovery zone off the coast of Florida.
The gumdrop-shaped cargo freighter undocked from the ... More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jan 24)
SPACEX DELAYS DRAGON CARGO SHIP DEPARTURE FROM SPACE STATION DUE TO SPLASHDOWN WEATHER. HOW TO WATCH IT SUNDAY. - SpaceX postponed the departure of its latest Dragon cargo ship from the International Space Station on Saturday (Jan. 22) by at least a day due to bad weather at its landing site. You can watch the next undocking attempt live on Sunday, NASA said.
The Dragon CRS-24 cargo ship was scheduled to und... More
(Source: Space.com - Jan 23)
SPACEX WINS $102 MILLION AIR FORCE CONTRACT TO DEMONSTRATE TECHNOLOGIES FOR POINT-TO-POINT SPACE TRANSPORTATION - The U.S. Air Force awarded SpaceX a $102 million five-year contract to demonstrate technologies and capabilities to transport military cargo and humanitarian aid around the world on a heavy rocket.
The contract is for the rocket cargo program, a new project led by the Air Force Research Laborato... More
(Source: SpaceNews - Jan 22)
ULA’S ATLAS V LAUNCH SATELLITE-INSPECTION MISSION FOR SPACE FORCE - United Launch Alliance carried out an Atlas V launch Friday with the third pair of GSSAP satellites for the US Space Force. Flying in its never-before-used 511 configuration, Atlas lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 2:00 PM EST (19:00 UTC) for a lengthy mission that will inject th... More
(Source: NASASpaceFlight.com - Jan 21)
BAD WEATHER DELAYS SPACEX DRAGON'S DEPARTURE FROM SPACE STATION TO SATURDAY - A SpaceX resupply ship will have to wait at least one more day before returning to Earth.
Yesterday (Jan. 19), cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov ventured outside the safe confines of the International Space Station to conduct a seven-hour, 11-minute spacewalk. While the pair cleaned up... More
(Source: Space.com - Jan 21)
CHINESE SATELLITE IN NEAR MISS WITH RUSSIAN ASAT TEST DEBRIS - A Chinese satellite experienced a near miss Tuesday with a piece of debris created by Russia’s destructive anti-satellite test conducted in November.
The Space Debris Monitoring and Application Center of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) issued a warning Tuesday of an extremely dan... More
(Source: SpaceNews - Jan 21)
WATCH TWO RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS TAKE A SPACEWALK OUTSIDE THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TODAY - Two Russian cosmonauts are planning to take a spacewalk today (Jan. 19) to ready a new International Space Station module for visiting spacecraft, and you can watch it live.
Expedition 66 Cmdr. Anton Shkaplerov and flight engineer Pyotr Dubrov, both of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will spe... More
(Source: Space.com - Jan 20)
SPACEX PASSES 2,000 STARLINK SATELLITES LAUNCHED - SpaceX passed the threshold of more than 2,000 Starlink satellites launched after a Falcon 9 placed another set of broadband internet spacecraft into orbit Jan. 18.
The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A the Kennedy Space Center at 9:02 p.m. Eastern. The launch was originally scheduled f... More
(Source: SpaceNews - Jan 20)
FIRST CHINESE SPACE MISSION OF 2022 ROCKETS INTO ORBIT - China launched a Long March 2D rocket Monday with another classified satellite, deploying the spacecraft into a polar orbit on the first of more than 40 Chinese Long March rocket missions planned in 2022.
The Long March 2D rocket took off from the Taiyuan launch base in Shanxi province of norther... More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jan 19)
CREW GETS READY FOR SPACEWALK AND DRAGON DEPARTURE THIS WEEK - The Expedition 66 crew is getting ready for a spacewalk on Wednesday while packing a U.S. resupply ship for its departure on Friday. Meanwhile, the International Space Station also hosted a pair of space biology studies exploring exercise and vision.
Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov f... More
(Source: NASA - Jan 19)
SPACEX LAUNCHES 49 STARLINK INTERNET SATELLITES, LANDS ROCKET AT SEA - Space is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more
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(Source: Space.com - Jan 19)
YOU CAN WATCH SPACEX LAUNCH MORE THAN FOUR DOZEN STARLINK INTERNET SATELLITES ON TUESDAY. HERE'S HOW. - Update for 2:50 pm ET: SpaceX has postponed the launch of its next Starlink mission to no earlier than Tuesday, Jan. 18, due to weather issues. See our updated story below.
A SpaceX rocket will launch a new fleet of the company's Starlink internet satellites into orbit Tuesday night (Jan. 18) and... More
(Source: Space.com - Jan 18)
HUGE TONGA UNDERWATER VOLCANO ERUPTION CAPTURED IN STUNNING SATELLITE VIDEO - A powerful underwater volcano eruption in Tonga on Saturday (Jan. 15) was captured as it happened in stunning images from an Earth-watching satellite, showing the sheer power for the explosive event in the South Pacific.
The volcano eruption on the island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai is visible ... More
(Source: Space.com - Jan 17)
CAPE CANAVERAL’S BUSY JANUARY TO CONTINUE WITH ANOTHER STARLINK LAUNCH - Forecasters expect brisk winds and chilly temperatures for a prime time, full moon launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with another batch of Starlink internet satellites Monday night from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
There’s a 70 percent chance of good conditions for launch at 7:26 ... More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jan 16)
SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET SPOTTED FROM SPACE BEFORE AND AFTER EPIC 105-SATELLITE LAUNCH - SpaceX has some nice before-and-after photos to mark the 10th launch of one of its Falcon 9 rockets, thanks to a satisfied customer.
A Falcon 9 successfully delivered 105 satellites to orbit Thursday (Jan. 13), including 44 "SuperDove" cubesats for Planet, a San Francisco-based company that opera... More
(Source: Space.com - Jan 15)
NASA TV TO AIR SPACEX CARGO DRAGON DEPARTURE FROM SPACE STATION - A SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station Friday, Jan. 21. NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app will provide live broadcast of the spacecraft’s undocking and departure beginning at 10:15 a.m. EST.
Ground controllers at SpaceX... More
(Source: NASA - Jan 15)