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Northrop’s satellite refueling spacecraft launches on October 9th

Space junk is hard to completely avoid when satellites can only carry so much fuel, but that might not be a problem for much longer. Northrop Grumman and NASA are launching a "first-of-its-kind" refueling vessel, the Mission Extension Vehicle, aboar…
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NASA says satellite that India shot down may threaten the ISS

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine called India's destruction of one of its satellites a "terrible, terrible thing" that could endanger astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Addressing employees, he said a missile that shot down a satellit…
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China’s first private satellite launch ends in failure

China's young private spaceflight industry has enjoyed some success, but it's still facing setbacks. The first private attempt at a satellite launch failed on October 27th when the third stage of LandSpace's Zhuque-1 rocket didn't reach orbit. It's…
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Stratolaunch’s new satellite carriers include a reusable space plane

Paul Allen's Stratolaunch is only just starting to make serious progress on its massive aircraft, but it's already thinking about its future beyond that enormous machine. The company has unveiled a new family of launch vehicles that can carry a wide…
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Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019

Facebook has cooperated on internet satellite initiatives (with less-than-ideal results), but there's been precious little word of plans to make its own satellite beyond high-level promises. Now, however, there's something tangible. Both publicly d…
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NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They just launched JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System-1), t…
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NASA’s retiring EO-1 satellite changed how we see Earth with these stunning photos

NASA has retired one of its greats — the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite — but the stunning images of Earth captured during its 17-year mission will live on. Here are 20 of our favorites.

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Get ready to stream Netflix, Hulu on flights with next-gen satellite broadband

A number of companies are heating up the in-flight broadband service industry with next-generation solutions that provide faster speeds. For consumers, it would allow access to streaming services and other high-bandwidth applications.

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Stunning views of Earth captured by ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite

The European Space Agency last month expanded its Copernicus program with the launch of its third Sentinel satellite. After a few weeks of early testing, the Earth-observing satellite is starting to phone home with some breathtaking images of its primary subject— the Earth’s surface.

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DirecTV streaming services won’t require a satellite dish

AT&T isn't about to sit on its thumbs while Dish's Sling TV scoops up people eager to ditch conventional TV. It's introducing a trio of DirecTV streaming services in the fourth quarter of this year that won't require a satellite dish or existing…
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A North Korean satellite passed over Levi’s Stadium after the Super Bowl ended

A North Korean satellite, the second of two confirmed by NORAD, passed over Levi’s Stadium about an hour after Super Bowl 50 ended.

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European SpaceDataHighway’s first satellite lifts off

The ESA's and Airbus Defence and Space's ambitious European Data Relay System (EDRS) project has reached a milestone this January 29th. Its first laser-satellite system has blasted off to space aboard a Proton rocket from Kazakhstan. The satellite is…
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