Tag Archives: Space

Watch China’s Tiangong space station’s solar arrays in motion

China recently launched the 23-tonne Wentian (“Quest for the heavens”) laboratory module of its Tiangong space station to orbit. The new module has a massive pair of “solar wings” that rotates as the space station orbits our planet. A new video released by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows the solar arrays rotating, similar… Read More »

Space news weekly recap: SSLV maiden flight troubles to SpaceX replacing Russia

Last Sunday, ISRO’s maiden SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle) mission lifted off successfully. But something went wrong almost immediately when ISRO chairman S Somnath announced that the SSLV D1 mission suffered data loss. Before long, ISRO announced that the two satellites deployed by the launch vehicle would not be useful because they were put into… Read More »

As satellites and space junk proliferate, U.S. to revise rules

With Earth’s orbit growing more crowded with satellites, a U.S. government agency on Friday said it would begin revising decades-old rules on getting rid of space junk and on other issues such as satellite refueling and inspecting and repairing in-orbit spacecraft. “We believe the new space age needs new rules,” Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman… Read More »

Space news weekly recap: Space force rocket launch to maiden SSLV rocket launch

From the United Launch Alliance’s launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying a US Space Force missile to ISRO’s maiden launch of the SSLV, last week witnessed some major satellite launches. But it wasn’t just satellite launches, our weekly space news recap brings you some of the biggest space news that happened over the preceding… Read More »

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket launched with US Space Force satellite

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched an Atlas V rocket with the sixth and final Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO 6) spacecraft for the United States Space Force’s Space Systems Command. The ULA is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. The rocket launched from the Canaveral Space Force… Read More »