Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

Satellites have offered scientists a powerful new tool when it comes to tracking endangered wildlife, with the movements of tagged animals able to be monitored with great precision. A new technology promises to expand the possibilities even further, wi… Continue reading Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

Satellites have offered scientists a powerful new tool when it comes to tracking endangered wildlife, with the movements of tagged animals able to be monitored with great precision. A new technology promises to expand the possibilities even further, wi… Continue reading Computer algorithm spots endangered wildlife in satellite images

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne reaches orbit on second attempt

It was the second time’s a charm as Virgin Orbit’s airdropped LauncherOne rocket put 10 NASA CubeSat payloads into low-Earth orbit on the second attempt in less than eight months under the space agency’s Launch Services Program (LSP).Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne reaches orbit on second attempt

Japan To Launch Wooden Satellites

We may have wooden satellites in just a few years, according to an announcement this month by Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry, organizations whose combined roots go back 550 years.

Wood’s place in high-technology has a long track record. During World War 2, wooden boats were used for minesweepers, the …read more

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OneWeb emerges from bankruptcy, launching 36 more broadband satellites

This year has been quite a ride for OneWeb and its globe-connecting constellation of low Earth orbiting broadband satellites. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March with just 74 of its initial planned 648 satellites in orbit, the company was r… Continue reading OneWeb emerges from bankruptcy, launching 36 more broadband satellites

SpaceX dark coating successfully cuts Starlink satellite reflectivity

By applying a dark coating to one of its Starlink satellites, SpaceX has been able to cut its satellite’s apparent brightness in half, according to the results of a new study. The research suggests that applying the coating to more satellites could hel… Continue reading SpaceX dark coating successfully cuts Starlink satellite reflectivity

New Gaia data reveals the motion of our galaxy in extravagant detail

ESA has made public a colossal data release from the agency’s Gaia observatory, which is currently engaged in a mission to survey 1 billion stars orbiting in the Milky Way. The data has already borne fruit, shedding light on the violent history of our … Continue reading New Gaia data reveals the motion of our galaxy in extravagant detail

Decades of solar activity condensed into 47-minute time-lapse video

Scientists have condensed decades of footage taken of our Sun’s atmosphere into a 47-minute video showcasing solar activity on a grand scale. The video was released to celebrate the 25th orbital anniversary of the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric observ… Continue reading Decades of solar activity condensed into 47-minute time-lapse video

Hackaday Links: November 15, 2020

Now that we drive around cars that are more like mobile data centers than simple transportation, there’s a wealth of data to be harvested when the inevitable crashes occur. After a recent Tesla crash on a California highway, a security researcher got a hold of the car’s “black box” and …read more

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