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Lhasa, China (XNA) Sep 18, 2023
China launched the construction of a 40-meter-aperture radio telescope in Shigatse, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, on Friday, to offer technical support for the country's lunar and deep-space probe missions in the future. The telescope, developed by Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will be added to a very-long-baseline interferomet
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McLean, VA (SPX) Sep 18, 2023
Intelsat, operator of one of the world's largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), today announced a new content distribution system that will use the internet to transport quality video content around the globe. The IntelsatOne IP service capitalizes on Intelsat's decades of satellite and terrestrial experience to deliver re
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Broomfield CO (SPX) Sep 18, 2023
Skyloom Global has signed an agreement with Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL), a leader in submeter Earth Observation ("EO") data and satellite technology. The agreement details plans to integrate Skyloom's Optical Communications Terminal ("OCT") onto Satellogic satellites. Utilizing Skyloom's OCT, Satellogic will test new methods of high-resolution EO data delivery through both SkyCompass-1,
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Shanghai (XNA) Sep 18, 2023
China is planning to launch a solar exploration satellite to a previously unexplored orbit between the Earth and the sun in order to carry out solar probe and space weather monitoring. The appraisal work of Xihe 2 solar exploration mission to the Sun-Earth L5 Lagrangian Point are in the pipeline, said Fang Cheng, one of the satellite's designers, at the ongoing 10th Conference on Advanced
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Turin, Italy (SPX) Sep 18, 2023
Over the past decades, astronomers have found several thousand extrasolar planets. Extrasolar planets orbit stars outside our solar system. The next frontier in this research field is to learn more about their composition and internal structure, in order to develop a better understanding of how planets form. Elisa Goffo, Ph.D. student at the Physics Department of the University of Turin (I
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Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Sep 18, 2023
New research shows that the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy can have a direct impact on the chemical distribution of the host galaxy. This provides another piece of the puzzle for understanding how galaxies evolve. It is well known that active supermassive black holes can produce major changes their host galaxies by heating up and removing the interstellar gas in the gala
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 15, 2023
by Conor Hayes, Graduate Student at York University Earth planning date: Friday, September 15, 2023: Some days, the process of preparing a plan to be uplinked to our intrepid rover goes beautifully smoothly, with everyone and everything working together in near-perfect synchrony. Other days, it can feel like the entire universe is conspiring against us. Planning today was definitely one of the
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Sept 15, 2023
Everyone should witness a rocket launch in their lifetime, says Yevgeniya Degtyarnikova as she watches the rollout of a Soyuz from its hangar in the vast steppes of Kazakhstan. "Unfortunately, my husband could not come so I am fulfilling my dream and his," said the 35-year-old from the city of Tyumen in western Siberia. "I will bring my entire family here. This is the place that everyone
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Washington DC (UPI) Sep 16, 2023
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida late Friday. The launch at 11:38 p.m. EDT was confirmed by SpaceX, which said it was the fifth flight for the first stage booster used in the mission. It had previously launched Crew-6, SES O3b mPOWER, and two earlier Starlink missions
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Houston TX (SPX) Sep 18, 2023
The hatches between the International Space Station and the newly arrived Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft officially opened at 5:16 p.m. EDT. The arrival of three new crew members to the existing seven people already aboard for Expedition 69 temporarily increases the station's population to 10. NASA astronaut Loral O'Hara and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub joined the space sta
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