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SpaceX wants to surround Earth with an internet service that’s 200 times faster

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the Mars-hungry tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, just made a big move to enshroud the planet in high-speed internet coverage. On November 15, the company filed a lengthy application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 4,425 satellites. (Was first heard about the filing through the r/SpaceX community on Reddit) That is a hell ... Read More »

Mars mission will be a big leap for the country: ISRO

BANGALORE: If the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifts off on November 5 from Sriharikota as planned, it will be watched by more than a normal share of anxious eyes. It is a difficult mission, and fickle weather adds to the complexity. But ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan is not prone to fits of worry. “The PSLV is the best vehicle ... Read More »

Satellites show Venice is sinking @ 1mm every year

WASHINGTON: Modern satellites are helping scientists monitor how quickly Venice — the “floating city” of romance — is sinking with an unprecedented level of resolution. The results show the city is naturally subsiding at a rate of about 0.8 to 1 millimetre per year, while human activities contribute sinking of about 0.08 to 2 to 10 mm per year.Researchers said ... Read More »

Europe launches massive laser communications satellite

On Thursday Europe launched into orbit the most massive telecommunications satellite ever built on the continent. Managed by the European Space Agency and commercial operator Inmarsat, the 6.6-tonne Alphasat will relay data between different spots on the globe—using radio waves in the already crowded L-band frequency range. But it will also test out a laser communication device that could give ... Read More »

Isro gears up for ambitious Mars mission

BANGALORE: Preparations are afoot for the upcoming “big-bang” Mars Orbiter Mission in October-November, an ambitious venture that would shed light on the possible existence of life on the planet besides boosting space agency Isro’s brand equity. The satellite, which would be launched on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-XL), will carry compact science experiments, totalling a mass of 15kg, according ... Read More »

‘Close’ asteroid may miss earth but could take out your phone

London: An asteroid due to whizz past the Earth this week could take out vital telecommunications satellites, scientists warn. They are sure there is no chance of the 45.7-metre-wide space rock hitting the planet. However, there is a remote possibility that it could collide with one of more than 100 telecommunication and weather satellites in fixed orbits above the Earth. ... Read More »

South Korea Launches Satellite-Carrying Rocket

SEOUL—South Korea successfully launched Wednesday a two-stage rocket carrying a research satellite, a first for a space program long overshadowed by the launches of neighboring North Korea. The rocket took off at 4 p.m., roaring into a clear sky from a launch pad near the city of Goheung on the country’s south coast. Crowds gathered to watch on rocky hills ... Read More »

NASA shows off stunning images of the earth at night

Thanks to the NASA-NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, NASA and the NOAA have released a series of high-quality composite images of the Earth at night time. These images are very high-quality, capturing all sorts of lights, including wildfires and even lights on boats. They’ve been compiled into a video as well, allowing you to view a 360-spinning model of ... Read More »