Tag Archives: Satellites

Study shows Antarctic ice loss is accelerating

An analysis of satellite data collected since 1992 suggests that ocean-driven melting has led to a tripling in the rate of ice loss from West Antarctica, from 53 billion to 159 billion metric tons per year. The study was conducted … Continue reading

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Spaceflight partners with Rocket Lab for 3 launches

Seattle-based Spaceflight has partnered with Rocket Lab for three launches over the next year, including one of the first launches for BlackSky’s Earth observation constellation. All three launches will send an assortment of small satellites into low Earth orbit from Rocket Lab’s facility on New … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited delivers tiny satellite transmitter

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited says it’s delivered the first flight unit of a K-band radio transmitter that’s designed for use on CubeSat satellites as small as a loaf of bread. The SWIFT-KTX transmitter builds upon Tethers Unlimited’s software-defined radio platform to transmit … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 sends telecom satellite into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent the SES-12 telecommunications satellite into orbit tonight in a no-drama night launch. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida came at 12:45 a.m. ET May 4 (9:45 p.m. PT May 3). The … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s satellites are good enough for gaming

It’s been three months since SpaceX launched the first prototype satellites for its Starlink broadband internet network, and there’s been precious little information about what they’re up to. Until today. Responding to a follower’s Twitter inquiry, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk assessed how … Continue reading

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Next-gen weather satellite runs into glitch

Two months after its launch, the main imaging instrument on a next-generation weather satellite is experiencing problems with its cooling system. That, in turn, is hurting the Advanced Baseline Imager’s ability to capture infrared and near-infrared images for the GOES-17 satellite, which … Continue reading

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SpaceX president sees satellites as next frontier

SpaceX is taking a commanding role in the rocket business — but Gwynne Shotwell, the company’s president and chief operating officer, expects the satellite business to be more lucrative. Shotwell sized up SpaceX’s road ahead in a CNBC interview that aired today in … Continue reading

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