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another satellite launch for europe's earth monitoring system




europe is set to launch a fourth satellite next tuesday for its ambitious copernicus earth monitoring project to track changing land cover and pollution, launch firm arianespace said.



sentinel-2b poised for liftoff




the copernicus sentinel-2b satellite being placed in the launch tower at europe’s spaceport in french guiana. the satellite will be launched on 7 march 2017 at 01:49 gmt (02:49 cet; 22:49 local time on 6 march). credit: cneswith liftoff just few days away, the next sentinel satellite for the coper...



is this twilight for the golden age of earth observation?




when leaders of the congressional committees that approve nasa’s missions and budgets put forth their priorities in february, only space science and deep space exploration made the cut. conspicuously absent was earth science—a us $2 billion function within nasa that tracks our rapidly changing ...



inside darpa’s mission to send a repair robot to geosynchronous orbit




let’s say you are the program manager of a very large, complex system. perhaps it’s an aircraft, or a building, or a communications network. your system is valued at over us $500 million. could you imagine being told that you won’t ever be able to maintain it? that, once it’s operational, it...



inside darpa’s mission to send a repair robot to geosynchronous orbit




let’s say you are the program manager of a very large, complex system. perhaps it’s an aircraft, or a building, or a communications network. your system is valued at over us $500 million. could you imagine being told that you won’t ever be able to maintain it? that, once it’s operational, it...



presstv-japan launches satellite to spy on north korea




japan has launched a new spy satellite into space in an apparent mission to enhance the monitoring of north korea.the igs radar 5 satellite was launched into orbit on a japanese h-2a rocket from the tanegashima space center in southern japan on friday.japan currently has three optical satellites for...



presstv-japan launches new spy satellite into orbit




japan has successfully launched a rocket, sending an intelligence gathering satellite (igs) into space.the rocket blasted off from tanegashima space center in southern japan, carrying an igs-radar 5 satellite. the spacecraft was reportedly deployed from the rocket’s upper stage in less than 20 min...



the us intelligence nominee can’t believe india just launched 104 satellites




enlarge/ the launch of india's polar satellite launch vehicle on feb. 15th.isroshare this storythe director of national intelligence oversees the us intelligence community of 16 different organizations, including the cia, fbi, national security agency, and the national reconnaissance office. a key c...



why virgin orbit's new president isn't worried about a bubble in the small satel




it seems like everyone wants their own swarm of small satellites. spacex, oneweb, boeing co. and other companies have proposed putting constellations of small satellites in low-earth orbit that could provide greater internet access in previously hard-to-reach areas of the globe.thanks to technologic...



space chief tells of united states of europe - dream' after satellite launch - t




european space agency chief jan woerner has spoken of his "dream" of a united states of europe as he admitted brexit is a "problem". speaking at the european spaceport in kourou, french guiana, where the launch took place at 1.49am uk time, he said: "it's another proof today of european capabilities...



north korea tested a new high-thrust rocket engine




tokyo — north korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader kim jong un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program, the north's state media said sunday.kim attended saturday's test at the sohae launch site, according to the ko...



virgin galactic makes satellite launch service new company




virgin galactic's california-based small satellite launch provider is now a separate company.



the mir space station's first crew launched 31 years ago today




named after “peace,” the mir space station orbited the earth for 15 years. one of the soviet union’s greatest scientific achievements, the station’s core module launched from the baikonur cosmodrome in february 1986. over the next decade, another six modules would follow, assembled in orbit ...



spacex will try to launch, not land, a falcon overnight




enlarge/ if all goes well, it'll look like this, but darker.spacexshare this storyat about 1:30am florida time (5:30am uk time), spacex hopes to send a communication satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit. the launch, scheduled to take place from the kennedy space center, would mark one of the ...



spacex will try again to launch, not land, a falcon overnight




enlarge/ if all goes well, it'll look a bit like this, but darker.spacexshare this storyupdate, march 15: a new launch window is opening this evening/morning, at roughly the same time.at about 1:30am florida time (5:30am uk time), spacex hopes to send a communication satellite to a geostationary tr...



don’t read too much into the switch’s successful launch numbers




enlarge/ any switch units you ship to stores at this point will fly off their shelves as fast as these demo units nintendo showed off in january.share this storythe switch has been on the market for just over four days, and the headlines are blaring about what has undoubtedly been a successful launc...



don’t read too much into the switch’s successful launch numbers




enlarge/ any switch units you ship to stores at this point will fly off their shelves as fast as these demo units nintendo showed off in january.share this storythe switch has been on the market for just over four days, and the headlines are blaring about what has undoubtedly been a successful launc...



spacex will try again to launch, not land, a falcon overnight [updated]




enlarge/ if all goes well, it'll look a bit like this, but darker.spacexshare this storyupdate, march 15: a new launch window is opening this evening/morning, at roughly the same time.at about 1:30am florida time (5:30am uk time), spacex hopes to send a communication satellite to a geostationary tr...



first global maps of volcanic emissions use nasa satellite data




image: the turrialba volcano is active in central costa rica in march, 2012. view more credit: simon carn / michigan technological universityvolcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. but only occasionally. a less dramatic but important process...



image: kourou, french guiana




credit: contains modified copernicus sentinel data (2016), processed by esathe copernicus sentinel-2a satellite takes us over kourou in french guiana, with the main town of the same name visible in the lower right. the sentinel-2b satellite is currently poised on top of a vega rocket on the launch p...



blue origin shows how 'new glenn' rocket will fly and land




at the satellite 2017 event in washington dc, jeff bezos also revealed that the new glenn's launch customer with be eutelsat, a france-based tv, corporate network and mobile communications provider. blue origin will launch geostationary satellite for the company sometime in the 2021-2022 timeframe, ...



spacex says it will send two people around the moon in late 2018




enlarge/ artist's conception of a falcon heavy launch.spacexshare this storyspacex announced monday that it plans to send two private individuals around the moon by the end of 2018, a highly ambitious flight that would mark the first human return to deep space in nearly 50 years. during a teleconfer...



visit nasa's newly discovered planets in 'elite: dangerous'




sadly, it's unlikely that you'll ever visit the trappist-1 system's newly-discovered earth-sized planets in your lifetime... not unless someone develops near-light speed travel, anyway. however, you'll at least have the option of a virtual tour. frontier developments is promising ars technica that t...



presstv-north korea ‘tests new high-thrust rocket engine’




north korea has conducted a ground test of a new high-performance rocket engine, state media have said, branding the successful test a breakthrough in the country’s space program.the official korean central news agency (kcna) said the saturday test was intended to gauge the reliability of the “n...



study shows us grasslands affected more by atmospheric dryness than precipitatio




a new study showing dryness of the atmosphere affects u.s. grassland productivity more than rainfall could have important implications for predicting how plants will respond to warming climate conditions.published online march 6 in the journal nature geoscience, the study conducted by scientists at ...