• Completes Critical Design Review (CDR) in support of urgent missile-tracking architecture • Buying and building in tandem enabled rapid demonstration to respond to threats • Follows 2020 Missile Defense Agency prototype award L3Harris Technologies completed the final major design milestone on the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) […]
Watch Launch Replay NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) is the agency’s first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays. Polarized light is made up of electric fields that vibrate in a single direction—and IXPE’s state-of-the-art X-ray vision will help scientists study the spin of black holes, the magnetic fields of pulsars, and other […]
ESA’s new TRUTHS satellite mission is taking shape and will provide measurements of incoming solar radiation and of radiation reflected from Earth back out into space as a traceable International System of Units.
Landsat has provided a critical reference for assessing long-term changes.
Astranis said Sept. 23 that SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will launch its first commercial satellite in a direct-inject mission to geostationary orbit (GEO) in spring 2022.
Space is becoming yet another frontier for misinformation among social media users.
A Chinese satellite seems to have collided with a piece of a Russian rocket in March – the first big space crash in a decade
A chunk of an old Russian rocket appears to have crashed into a Chinese satellite in March.
An Indian rocket failed in its attempt Thursday to put a satellite into orbit to provide real-time images used to monitor cyclones and other potential natural disasters.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-East/17 has suffered another major issue while in orbit, as NOAA aims to replace the problematic satellite with GOES-T. GOES-17 is the second satellite in NOAA’s GOES-R program, a replacement to the aging GOES-N satellites.
Following liftoff last November and more than six months spent carefully calibrating the most advanced mission dedicated to measuring sea-level rise, Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is now operational – meaning that its data are available to climate researchers, ocean-weather forecasts and other data users.