Large Satellite Could Be Bad for Astronomers Observing Skies

Large Satellite Could Be Bad for Astronomers Observing Skies

A huge satellite is about to take flight, spreading its giant antenna array to potentially block astronomers’ views of the cosmos. AST SpaceMobile’s BlueWalker 3 is scheduled for launch on Saturday to test the company’s broadband network technology, but the prototype satellite is extremely bright and could interfere with celestial observations. BlueWalker is scheduled to … Read more

The Mini Missions Aboard the Artemis Rocket Pack a Big Punch

The Mini Missions Aboard the Artemis Rocket Pack a Big Punch

All eyes will be on the moon as the Artemis mission’s inaugural launch blasts toward our lunar neighbor in a couple of weeks, but the rocket won’t be the only new craft heading to space. After NASA’s Orion capsule separates from the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the SLS will deploy 10 tiny satellites, each … Read more

Scientists Calculated The Probability of Falling Space Junk Killing Somebody

Scientists Calculated The Probability of Falling Space Junk Killing Somebody

The chance of someone being killed by space junk falling from the sky may seem ridiculously tiny. After all, nobody has yet died from such an accident, though there have been instances of injury and damage to property. But given that we are launching an increasing number of satellites, rockets and probes into space, do … Read more

Using lasers and ‘tow-trucks’, Japanese firms target space d…

Using lasers and ‘tow-trucks’, Japanese firms target space d…

(MENAFN-AFP) From laser beams and wooden satellites to galactic tow-truck services, start-ups in Japan are trying to imagine ways to deal with a growing environmental problem: space debris. Junk like used satellites, parts of rockets and wreckage from collisions has been piling up since the space age began, with the problem accelerating in recent decades. … Read more

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

A toaster-sized probe will soon scope out a special orbit around the moon, the path planned for NASA’s Lunar Gateway space station. The Gateway, to be rolled out later this decade, will be a staging point for the astronauts and gear that will be traveling as part of NASA’s Artemis lunar program. The launch of … Read more

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

The Capstone Launch Will Kick Off NASA’s Artemis Moon Program

A toaster-sized probe will soon scope out a special orbit around the moon, the path planned for NASA’s Lunar Gateway space station. The Gateway, to be rolled out later this decade, will be a staging point for the astronauts and gear that will be traveling as part of NASA’s Artemis lunar program. The launch of … Read more