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NASA's TROPICS cubesat will study tropical cyclones

Failed Astra Rocket launch costs NASA two TROPICS satellites

June 13th, 2022

NASA’s push to put more satellites in orbit to study tropical cyclones has hit a snag. The first two TROPICS CubeSats were lost during their launch over the weekend. The first duo of its new satellites with the Time Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission were …

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SpaceX is about to send another 60 satellites into space

March 23rd, 2021

If there’s one thing you can say about SpaceX — and let’s be honest, there are a LOT of things you can say about SpaceX — it’s that the company is incredibly consistent. Even in the midst of the global pandemic in 2020, SpaceX was still carrying out a steady flow of launches and sending …

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SpaceX just shattered an almost unfathomable record

January 25th, 2021

SpaceX has already set a huge number of records with its reusable rocket technology. A new record set by the company on Sunday isn’t related to its rockets directly, but it’s still an incredibly impressive feat. The weekend launch resulted in 143 individual satellites being delivered into orbit, shattering the previous record of 104 satellites …

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Another 180 SpaceX Starlink satellites are headed for space

June 12th, 2020

SpaceX is going to launch three Starlink missions in less than three weeks’ time. Nearly 200 Starlink satellites will be carried to Earth orbit over the course of three separate launches. The company says it may launch up to 54,000 satellites before the Starlink program is truly ready to serve the planet with high-speed data …

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Watch SpaceX launch 60 Starlink satellites into orbit live right here

June 3rd, 2020

SpaceX will send another 60 tiny Starink satellites into orbit tonight, and you can watch the launch live right here. The mission is scheduled to launch at 9:25 p.m. EDT and will be live-streamed on SpaceX’s YouTube channel. The Starlink mission is SpaceX’s future-looking attempt to build a grid of communication satellites around Earth. SpaceX …

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The space junk problem just keeps getting worse

January 30th, 2020

Skywatchers spent much of Wednesday watching the progress of two satellites which were rapidly approaching each other. A collision seemed unlikely earlier in the day, but as the hours passed, the odds that the two outdated machines would crash into each other steadily climbed. Originally estimated to be far less than a 1% chance, subsequent …

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Watch SpaceX launch 60 new Starlink satellites live right here

January 27th, 2020

Update: The launch has been delayed until Tuesday, January 28th.  SpaceX’s continued efforts to build a vast communications network will continue today with the launch of 60 new Starlink satellites at right around 6:50 AM PT / 9:50 AM ET. The tiny satellites are just a tiny fraction of the company’s larger goal, which could …