AIR QUALITY-MONITORING SATELLITE IN ORBIT

The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite was carried into orbit on a Rockot launcher at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) on 13 October 2017. The first stage separated 2 min 16 sec after liftoff, followed by the fairing Read more about AIR QUALITY-MONITORING SATELLITE IN ORBIT[…]

The battle against dangerous space debris

Uncontrollable flying objects in the Earth‘s orbit are an enormous risk for active satellites and for spacecraft in general. Since April 2012, the European environmental satellite ENVISAT has also been adrift in orbit. Now, the Fraun-hofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR has developed pioneering methods to precisely determine the attitude rotation Read more about The battle against dangerous space debris[…]

SpaceX in a new mission to launch a commercial communications satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver SES-10, a commercial communications satellite for SES, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). SES is a worldleading satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite communications solutions across the globe. SpaceX is targeting launch of SES-10 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Read more about SpaceX in a new mission to launch a commercial communications satellite[…]

NASA Space Launch System’s First Flight to Send Small Sci-Tech Satellites Into Space

The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018. These small satellite secondary payloads will carry science and technology investigations to help pave the way for future human exploration in deep space, including the journey to Read more about NASA Space Launch System’s First Flight to Send Small Sci-Tech Satellites Into Space[…]

Terabyte Connectivity to the Cars of the Future

Kymeta Corporation and Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, are making the next evolution of connected car a reality. The companies will combine Intelsat’s leadership in space-based communication with Kymeta’s innovative antenna technology to bring high speed connectivity to cars on a global basis. This will enable the creation of Read more about Terabyte Connectivity to the Cars of the Future[…]