World’s first wooden satellite to launch later this year

A first-of-a-kind spacecraft is set to make history later this year, and will do so using materials you could find at your local hardware store. The world’s first wooden satellite will enter orbit as a box made largely of birch plywood, which will be p… Continue reading World’s first wooden satellite to launch later this year

US Space Force launches tactical satellite with only 21 days notice

The US Space Force has launched a tactical satellite developed in only four months with only 21 days notice. On June 13 at 4:11 am EDT, the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) demonstration satellite was launched on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL r… Continue reading US Space Force launches tactical satellite with only 21 days notice

Study reveals massive ice loss from Earth’s glaciers in recent decades

A new study has revealed that Earth’s glaciers have lost a staggering amount of ice over the last two decades, and the rate of loss is accelerating. The global effort used satellite data to track the deteriorating condition of some 220,000 glaciers, wh… Continue reading Study reveals massive ice loss from Earth’s glaciers in recent decades

Lockheed Martin unveils new line of tactical military satellites

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new line of military tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) satellites designed to provide battlefield forces with long-range tracking of moving targets in hostile environments in near-real-time.Con… Continue reading Lockheed Martin unveils new line of tactical military satellites

New technique could help predict volcanic eruptions years in advance

Scientists have developed a new satellite-data-based early warning technique that could one day be used to predict volcanic eruptions years before they take place, according to the results of a new study. Alongside providing advanced warning, the orbit… Continue reading New technique could help predict volcanic eruptions years in advance