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HOW MANY SATELLITES CAN WE SAFELY FIT IN EARTH ORBIT? - Experts have been sounding alarm bells for years that Earth orbit is getting a bit too crowded. So how many satellites can we actually launch to space before it gets to be too much?
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‘LOST SATELLITE’ FOUND (AGAIN) AFTER ORBITING EARTH FOR 25 YEARS ‘LOST SATELLITE’ FOUND (AGAIN) AFTER ORBITING EARTH FOR 25 YEARS - An experimental satellite that drifted undetected in space for 25 years has been found using tracking data from the U.S. Space Force, Space.com is reporting. The Infra-Red Calibration Balloon (S73-7) satellite was launched on April 10, 1974, through the U.S. Air Force’s Space Test Program. The ...   More
(Source: WOKV - Jun 22)


SPACEX LAUNCHES LATEST SES BROADCAST SATELLITE SPACEX LAUNCHES LATEST SES BROADCAST SATELLITE - SpaceX successfully launched Astra 1P for Luxembourg fleet operator SES June 20 toward geostationary orbit, where it is eventually due to replace four older broadcast satellites over Europe. A Falcon 9 lifted off 5:35 p.m. Eastern from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida after twice be...   More
(Source: SpaceNews - Jun 22)


ROCKET LAB LAUNCHES 5 IOT SATELLITES ON LANDMARK 50TH MISSION ROCKET LAB LAUNCHES 5 IOT SATELLITES ON LANDMARK 50TH MISSION - Rocket Lab reached the milestone 50th launch of its Electron rocket in record time. An Electron lifted off from Pad B at Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand, at 2:13 p.m. EDT on June 20 (1813 GMT; 6:13 a.m. local New Zealand time on June 21). The rocket was operating with an instantaneous laun...   More
(Source: Space.com - Jun 21)


SATELLITES CAPTURES UNIQUE IMAGE OF SPACE JUNK SATELLITES CAPTURES UNIQUE IMAGE OF SPACE JUNK - Astroscale's ADRAS-J satellite, launched by a Rocket Lab Electron rocket in February 2024, captured close-up images of a discarded 11-meter-long (36 feet) H-2A rocket upper stage that has been orbiting Earth for nearly 20 years as part of JAXA's CRD2 program, marking a world first. Satellites in ...   More
(Source: Israel Hayom - Jun 21)


MEGACONSTELLATIONS OF SATELLITES ARE BURNING UP IN OUR ATMOSPHERE. THAT COULD HAVE CONSEQUENCES MEGACONSTELLATIONS OF SATELLITES ARE BURNING UP IN OUR ATMOSPHERE. THAT COULD HAVE CONSEQUENCES - If, on a clear night, you were to gaze up into the blackness of the sky, you would expect to see nothing but the magnificent Milky Way stretching out above you, billions of stars twinkling in place. Instead, every few minutes or so, you will most likely also see an ersatz star breaking through an...   More
(Source: CBC - Jun 21)


FIRST CREW OF BOEING STARLINER TO REMAIN AT ISS UNTIL LATE JUNE FIRST CREW OF BOEING STARLINER TO REMAIN AT ISS UNTIL LATE JUNE - Wilmore and Williams arrived at the ISS on June 6, one day after launching from the U.S. spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Their scheduled docking with the space station was delayed when five of its 28 maneuvering thrusters failed as it approached the orbital outpost. The spacecraft has also exp...   More
(Source: VOA - Jun 20)


NASA RESCHEDULES ISS SPACEWALK AFTER ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCES 'SPACESUIT DISCOMFORT' NASA RESCHEDULES ISS SPACEWALK AFTER ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCES 'SPACESUIT DISCOMFORT' - NASA has picked a new date for the spacewalk that was postponed last weekend due to "spacesuit discomfort." NASA astronauts Tracy Dyson and Matt Dominick were set to perform the International Space Station's (ISS) 90th extravehicular activity (EVA 90) on June 13, and had already been outfitted wi...   More
(Source: Space.com - Jun 19)


NASA EXTENDS STARLINER STAY AT SPACE STATION TO FURTHER ASSESS HELIUM LEAKS AND THRUSTER ISSUES NASA EXTENDS STARLINER STAY AT SPACE STATION TO FURTHER ASSESS HELIUM LEAKS AND THRUSTER ISSUES - Boeing's leak-prone Starliner capsule will remain docked to the International Space Station for an additional four days, NASA announced Tuesday, returning to Earth with a pre-dawn landing at White Sands, New Mexico, on June 26 to close out an extended 20-day test flight — the first with astronauts...   More
(Source: CBS News - Jun 19)


SPACEX LAUNCHES 20 STARLINK SATELLITES ON FALCON 9 ROCKET FROM VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE STATION SPACEX LAUNCHES 20 STARLINK SATELLITES ON FALCON 9 ROCKET FROM VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE STATION - SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday evening, following the scrub of a planned mission for satellite communications company, SES, from Florida. SpaceX sent another batch of its Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit, which included another 13 with direct to cell (DTC) capabilities. Liftoff from...   More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jun 19)


NASA SETS LAUNCH COVERAGE FOR NOAA WEATHER SATELLITE NASA SETS LAUNCH COVERAGE FOR NOAA WEATHER SATELLITE - NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-U (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite U) mission. The two-hour launch window opens at 5:16 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 25, for the satellite’s launch...   More
(Source: NASA - Jun 19)


SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET TO LAUNCH SES’S ASTRA 1P TELEVISION SATELLITE FROM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET TO LAUNCH SES’S ASTRA 1P TELEVISION SATELLITE FROM CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX is preparing to launch a satellite to geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) on behalf of one of its oldest customers: Luxembourg-based SES. The prolific launch company aims to bounce back from an unusually quiet period in its launch cadence, accented by a last-second abort as the engines on anot...   More
(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Jun 18)


ROCKET COMPANY DEVELOPS MASSIVE CATAPULT TO LAUNCH SATELLITES INTO SPACE WITHOUT USING JET FUEL: '10,000 TIMES THE FORCE OF EARTH'S GRAVITY' ROCKET COMPANY DEVELOPS MASSIVE CATAPULT TO LAUNCH SATELLITES INTO SPACE WITHOUT USING JET FUEL: '10,000 TIMES THE FORCE OF EARTH'S GRAVITY' - A California company has tech that will likely draw attention from the Punkin Chunkin community. That's because SpinLaunch is developing a large rotating arm that uses kinetic energy to fling 440-pound satellites into low orbit, with successful tests already in the books. Importantly, the process...   More
(Source: Yahoo - Jun 17)


SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET SUFFERS RARE LAST-SECOND ABORT DURING STARLINK SATELLITE LAUNCH SPACEX FALCON 9 ROCKET SUFFERS RARE LAST-SECOND ABORT DURING STARLINK SATELLITE LAUNCH - A SpaceX rocket suffered a last-second abort during the attempted launch of 22 Starlink internet satellites from Florida on Friday afternoon (June 14). The SpaceX booster, a workhorse Falcon 9 rocket that has flown 15 times before, aborted its liftoff while igniting its nine first-stage engines ...   More
(Source: Space.com - Jun 17)


'NO EMERGENCY SITUATION' ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, NASA SAYS AFTER ASTRONAUT MEDICAL DRILL AUDIO CAUSES STIR 'NO EMERGENCY SITUATION' ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, NASA SAYS AFTER ASTRONAUT MEDICAL DRILL AUDIO CAUSES STIR - It sounded like a nightmare scenario: An astronaut commander on the International Space Station in distress, suffering from decompression sickness and a flight surgeon on Earth stuck in traffic giving advice that was broadcast live on an official NASA livestream. But while it seemed all-too-real, th...   More
(Source: Space.com - Jun 17)


OVZON’S FIRST BROADBAND SATELLITE REACHES GEOSTATIONARY SLOT OVZON’S FIRST BROADBAND SATELLITE REACHES GEOSTATIONARY SLOT - Ovzon’s first fully owned satellite has reached its geostationary position after a five-month journey in space and passed initial health checks, the Swedish broadband operator announced June 14. Per Norén, Ovzon’s CEO, said Ovzon 3 will enter service “within a few short weeks,” once manu...   More
(Source: SpaceNews - Jun 15)


TO CALIBRATE TELESCOPES ON EARTH, NASA'S LAUNCHING AN 'ARTIFICIAL STAR' TO ORBIT TO CALIBRATE TELESCOPES ON EARTH, NASA'S LAUNCHING AN 'ARTIFICIAL STAR' TO ORBIT - Come 2029, skywatchers can glimpse at least one "star" in the sky made by humans. Earlier this week, NASA announced plans to place a small satellite in Earth orbit at a little over 22,000 miles (35,400 kilometers) above our planet's surface — far enough for the satellite to mimic a real star to...   More
(Source: Space.com - Jun 15)


ONE SATELLITE CRASH COULD UPEND MODERN LIFE ONE SATELLITE CRASH COULD UPEND MODERN LIFE - Earlier this year, two satellites from two adversarial countries nearly collided while orbiting Earth at thousands of miles an hour. The first, an American spacecraft on a NASA mission to study the planet’s upper atmosphere, wasn’t built to maneuver in orbit. The second, a Russian surveillance s...   More
(Source: The Atlantic - Jun 15)


UNPRECEDENTED RESOLUTION: MAXAR SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS ISS AND STARLINER UNPRECEDENTED RESOLUTION: MAXAR SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHS ISS AND STARLINER - Maxar is primarily known for its high-quality satellite images of the earth’s surface. They are used for monitoring, disaster and warfare assessment. Maxar satellites regularly photograph the front line, the results of strikes on facilities in the Russian rear and traces of war crimes in the occup...   More
(Source: Universe Space Tech - Jun 14)


BOEING STARLINER STUCK ON SPACE STATION AS MORE LEAKS DISCOVERED BOEING STARLINER STUCK ON SPACE STATION AS MORE LEAKS DISCOVERED - After years of delays and technical problems, Boeing's Starliner finally made it to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams on board last week. But when exactly it'll be able to undock and deliver its crew of two back to the surface remains to be seen....   More
(Source: Yahoo - Jun 14)


SPACEX LAUNCHING 22 STARLINK SATELLITES FROM FLORIDA JUNE 13 SPACEX LAUNCHING 22 STARLINK SATELLITES FROM FLORIDA JUNE 13 - SpaceX is scheduled to launch 22 more of its Starlink broadband satellites to orbit from Florida's Space Coast on Thursday (June 13). The Starlink satellites will lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station during a two-hour window that opens at 4:46 p.m. EDT (2046 GMT...   More
(Source: Space.com - Jun 13)

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