Spain’s trio of ANSER CubeSats, due to fly on Europe’s next Vega launcher, will fly like a flock of birds in orbit – in more ways than one. Keeping in formation by following their leader, the three shoebox-sized satellite will image Iberian waters as if they are a single standard-sized mission. And they will unfurl wing-like flaps to maintain their relative positions, surfing on the scanty airflow at the top of Earth’s atmosphere.
Arlington Capital Partners ("Arlington"), a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, has agreed to acquire Exostar, LLC ("Exostar"), a leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in highly regulated industries including aerospace and defense, healthcare and life sciences, from Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Exostar Pl
Omnispace, the company redefining global mobile connectivity, together with communications leader Viasat (NASDAQ: VSAT) and Lacuna Space, have demonstrated a first-of-its-kind, global, open standards-based internet of things (IoT) service which could pave the way for a range of IoT and direct to device (D2D) satellite services. Omnispace successfully demonstrated its non-geostationary (NGS
Running on the beach versus a paved road can change an athlete's stride, speed and stability. Alter the force of gravity, and that runner may break their personal record or sink into the ground. Researchers have to consider such parameters when designing extraterrestrial rovers and landers - which can trawl where no person has stepped foot. To better inform this work, a multi-institutional team
Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Kyivstar, Ukraine's largest telecommunications company, are partnering to install a new Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) network to provide Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction services across the country. Available to users as an annual subscription service, the new network will be built using Trimble's hardware and software positi
China on Wednesday sent its latest remote sensing satellite into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The satellite, Yaogan-33 04, was launched on a Long March-4C carrier rocket at 4:15 am (Beijing Time), and has entered its planned orbit successfully. It will be used for scientific experiments, land resource surveys, crop yield estimates, and disaster p
CALIPSO, a lidar satellite that advanced the world's understanding of climate, weather, and air quality, ended its scientific mission on Aug. 1, 2023. Across 17 years of operation, the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation recorded more than 10 billion lidar measurements and informed thousands of scientific reports. CALIPSO was launched jointly by NASA and the F
A new movie made from over two decades of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory shows a famous star system changing with time, as described in our latest press release. Eta Carinae contains two massive stars (one is about 90 times the mass of the Sun and the other is believed to be about 30 times the Sun's mass). In the middle of the 19th century, skywatchers observed as Eta Carinae e
China, India and the U.S. have all achieved landing on the Moon in the 2020s. Once there, their eventual goal is to set up a base. But a successful base - along with the spacecraft that will carry people to it - must be habitable for humans. And a big part of creating a habitable base is making sure the heating and cooling systems work. That's especially true because the ambient temp
The International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory and Privateer Space, a leader in space decision intelligence and data infrastructure, announced a partnership to bring additional resources to the growing space economy. The announcement was made during a session at the annual ISS Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) focused on companies innovating within the space landscape.