Top stories

mashable's picture

Thousands of SpaceX Starlink satellites could pose 'unprecedented' space junk problem

The derelict Russian satellite Cosmos 2251 had been aimlessly spinning around Earth for nearly 15 years when, in 2009, it slammed into a functional Iridium telecommunication satellite at 26,000 miles per hour. This collision sprayed an estimated 200
mashable's picture

Weather satellite captures its twin satellite being launched into space

The GOES-S weather satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, joining its sibling satellite GOES-R.  Here's a GIF of it, tweeted by atmospheric scientist Dakota Smith. GOES-R captured its twin bursting through the atmosphere so
hindustantimes's picture

As ISRO readies to launch Cartosat-2 satellite today, tension builds over August disaster

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times Starting 9.29 am on Friday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be in for a nail-biting seven minutes and 15 seconds. That is when the space agency will launch the
alexknapp's picture

Rocket Lab Launches Its First Rocket Into Space

Space startup Rocket Lab has taken its own giant leap by successfully sending its first rocket into space.
hindustantimes's picture

ISRO countdown begins, PM’s SAARC satellite dream set for Friday launch

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times On Friday, India will launch the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) carrying the GSAT-9, dubbed the “South Asia” satellite. The launch will see the fulfilment of a
hindustantimes's picture

2012 vs 2016: NASA images show how India looks like from space at night

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times NASA scientists on Thursday released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet.Satellite
alexknapp's picture

What SpaceX's Successful Reusable Rocket Launch Means For the Space Industry

SpaceX has now successfully reused the first stage of a rocket to deliver payloads to orbit. This may be the beginning of significantly lowered costs in the space industry.
hindustantimes's picture

SpaceX to launch first reused rocket in cost-cutting measure

From: Hindustan Times Recommended by: Hindustan times SpaceX is aiming for another space industry first when it plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket that has flown before, a key step in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s quest to cut