Category Archives: Space

19May/22

NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental Changes

Continuing the collaboration that produced the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard in 2020, NASA and its international partners in Europe and Japan have combined the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data in expanding the online resource to document a broad array of planet-wide changes in the environment and human society. Continue reading

13May/22

How we captured first image of the supermassive black hole at centre of the Milky Way

Derek Ward-Thompson, University of Central Lancashire

Black holes are among the most profound predictions of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Originally studied as a mere mathematical consequence of the theory rather than as physically relevant objects, they soon became thought of as generic and sometimes inevitable outcomes of the gravitational collapse that initially forms a galaxy.

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21Mar/22

Rivada Space Networks launches new low earth orbit constellation at Satellite 2022

Rivada Space Networks GmbH, a disruptive new company launching a constellation of 600 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, is participating at Satellite 2022 in Washington, DC. The Rivada Networks team will be outlining the company’s game-changing system with all its advantages for enterprise data communications. Continue reading

19Mar/22

A solar power station in space? Here’s how it would work – and the benefits it could bring

Jovana Radulovic, University of Portsmouth

The UK government is reportedly considering a £16 billion proposal to build a solar power station in space.

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19Mar/22

The James Webb Space Telescope has taken its first aligned image of a star. Here’s how it was done

Themiya Nanayakkara, Swinburne University of Technology

In a huge milestone, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has finally been aligned to produce the first unified image of a single star.

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20Jan/22

One Year into the Biden Administration, NASA Looks to Future

Over the past year, NASA has made valuable contributions to Biden-Harris Administration’s goals – leading on the global stage, addressing the urgent issue of climate change, creating high paying jobs, and inspiring future generations. Continue reading

27Dec/21

NASA’s Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. A joint effort with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA’s revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets. Continue reading

22Nov/21

Kahoot! announces collaboration with NASA to amplify engagement in STEM learning

Kahoot!’s collection of engaging space-themed learning content on Kahoot! Academy will help educators and explorers around the world expand their knowledge of the universe, as well as spark curiosity about NASA’s discoveries that have transformed our understanding of the cosmos, and influenced life on Earth. Continue reading

02Jul/21

OneWeb Completes its ‘Five to 50’ Mission to Cover Regions North of 50 degrees Latitude including UK, Canada, Alaska and Arctic Region

OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, today announced the successful launch of another 36 satellites to mark the completion of its ‘Five to 50’ mission. With this major milestone, the Company is ready to deliver connectivity across the United Kingdom, Canada, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, and the Arctic Region. Continue reading

05Feb/21

Spacecom Is Leading the Communications Revolution in Africa

The new communication platforms unveiled by Spacecom at IMPROVATE Communication Africa 2021 Conference, will enable African countries to achieve a leapfrog in the communication services they provide to their citizens

Keynote speaker Mr. Tony Blair: “Properly deployed satellite communication can be absolutely transformative for Africa.”

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — IMPROVATE, which connects between Israeli technology companies and governments, held its Communication Africa 2021 conference in collaboration with Spacecom, a satellite communication provider, the owners and operators of the Amos satellites fleet. Spacecom specializes in advanced communication solutions and provides a wide range of satellite-based communication services throughout Africa, Middle- east and Europe. Continue reading