Recent Agencies News
Here's Looking @ Earth—You Think YOU'RE Cold... (USGS + NASA—Sensors + Imagery)
[SatNews] What is the coldest place on Earth? It is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip...
Space & Missile Systems Center—Taking WGS-5 TO Full Ops (Satellite)
[SatNews] The Space and Missile Systems Center recommended to HQ Air Force Space Command the release of...
DARPA's Gynormous Plastic Super Spy Space Telescope Can Fold Up
[SatNews] Instead of reflecting light with mirrors or refracting it with lenses as traditional space telescopes do, MOIRE’s membrane—roughly the thickness of kitchen plastic wrap—optics diffract light.
CryoSat Captures—A Storm Of Disastrous Dimensions (Imagery—ESA)
[SatNews] ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured the storm surge from the recent North Sea storms, as high waters...
Here's Looking @ Earth—Another Filthy Air Day In China (Imagery—NASA)
[SatNews] China suffered another severe bout of air pollution...
Triveni Digital® Saves The Day... With New Functionality For Mobile Emergency Alert Systems
[SatNews] ...a new mobile data service enables broadcasters to transmit emergency messages in their Mobile DTV broadcast signal, that delivers rich media alerts anywhere, anytime on portable electronics.j
The Geological Survey Of Sweden + SPECIM... Imaging Right To The Core...A Century Of Exploration (Geo Imaging)
[SatNews] “The drill cores cover more than one hundred years of exploration. This project will transform Sweden’s mineralogical data into digitized, actionable insight.”
Brüel & Kjær Teach Good Vibrations And Sweet Sounds (Education)
[SatNews] There’s also an optional third day of training called Vibration Hands on Practical...
U.S. Southern Command—First Step Toward Lower Cost For Space Comms (Satellite)
[SatNews] U.S. Southern Command took a first step in an effort to evaluate how low-cost space communication capabilities can support information sharing and...
UK Space Agency—Establishing Global Partnerships (Business)
[SatNews] The UK Space Agency intends to build international partnerships using UK expertise—an £80m fund will create opportunities...
ULA's Atlas V + NASA... National Reconnaissance Office's Spy NROL-39 + Cold Cubes Launch From Frigid California (Launch)
[SatNews] “We are honored to be entrusted to launch these one-of-a-kind national assets to orbit to protect our national security and to support the many brave men and women serving around the world.”
ILS' Launch Is A Breeze... Brings Data Services While On The Land, Sea + In The Air (Launch)
[SatNews] To generate such high power, each spacecraft's two solar wings employ five panels each of ultra triple-junction gallium arsenide solar cells.
ATK + NASATest Of Concept Roars To Life (Engine)
[SatNews] ATK (NYSE: ATK) and NASA successfully tested a proof-of-concept STAR™ 48GXV motor for the Solar Probe Plus mission, which...
U.S. Air Force Sings Praises Of CHIRP's Successful Accomplishments
[SatNews] The knowledge gained from its successful operation will continue to contribute to the Air Force's space modernization initiatives for years to come.
NASA + USGSAn Icy Safari To Antarctica (Imagery)
[SatNews] NASA aircraft and scientists have returned to the United States after a short ice-surveying...
Blue Origin + NASA—The Role Of Lifting (Engine)
NASA commercial crew partner Blue Origin has announced it has tested a new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine designed to...
NASA—No Sense In Getting All Heated Up (Spacecraft)
[SatNews] NASA's Orion spacecraft is just about ready to turn up the heat—the spacecraft's heat shield arrived at the...
NASA—Jupiter As Seen Some 40 Years Ago... (Satellite)
[SatNews] On December 4, 1973, NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft sent back images...
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory + SwampWorks Launch UAS Deep Under From Submarine
[SatNews] From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years to produce results at significant cost savings when compared to traditional programs often taking decades to produce results.
University Of Michigan... CubeSats Splashing In Space?
[SatNews] In this case, however, the CAT will heat its propellant "to millions of degrees instead of thousands of degrees."