Washington State emergency teams use SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet

Emergency teams in Washington State have been harnessing SpaceX’s Starlink internet technology to provide connectivity in areas devastated by wildfires. “Happy to have the support of @SpaceX’s Starlink internet as emergency responders look to help residents rebuild the town of … Read more…

Scientists find severe damage to 2 major Antarctic glaciers in satellite images

Scientists have discovered damage to two major Antarctic glaciers through satellite imagery, according to a new study. Researchers from the US and several other countries published a study Monday that found two of the fastest-changing glaciers in Antarctica, the Pine … Read more…

Two Arctic ice caps have vanished as NASA reveals shock satellite images of global warming

Satellite analysis has revealed two ice caps in the Arctic have completely disappeared. They’re victims of human-caused warming, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Mark Serreze, director of NSIDC, researched Canada’s St. Patrick Bay ice caps in … Read more…

Historic space docking resurrects aging satellite, a technology that could reduce junk in orbit

A satellite that was about to run out of fuel and be retired was successfully resuscitated by another satellite earlier this year in a development that promises to extend the life of spacecraft and cut down on the proliferation of … Read more…

Air pollution clears in northern Italy after coronavirus lockdown, satellite shows

Air pollution over northern Italy fell after the government introduced a nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus, satellite imagery showed on Friday, in a new example of the pandemic’s potential impact on emissions. Reuters: Environment BEST DEAL UPDATE: That extra fluffy … Read more…

Musk’s satellite project testing encrypted internet with military planes

The Air Force is using SpaceX’s fledgling satellite network to test encrypted internet services for a number of military planes, the space company’s president said on Tuesday, detailing results for the first customer of Elon Musk’s planned constellation of thousands … Read more…

China launches high-res satellite able to provide stereo imagery – CCTV

China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite capable of providing stereoscopic imagery on Sunday, state-run media said, marking another important step as Beijing seeks to reduce reliance on foreign technology in topographic mapping. Reuters: Science News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Launch Photos: Spy Satellite NROL-71 Soars on Secret Mission Atop Delta IV Heavy Rocket

On Jan. 19, 2019, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched the clandestine NROL-71 spy satellite on a secret mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. See amazing photos of the launch here. Space.com BEST DEAL UPDATE: Education … Read more…