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Sandia National Laboratories’ Drew Woodbury works on a flat-sat assembly designed to prove software and cyber defense algorithms work before deploying them on orbiting satellites. (Photo by Meagan Brace/Sandia)
Armoring satellites to survive and operate through attacks

October 23, 2019

Sandia launches campaign to develop autonomous satellite protection systems. Satellites do a lot of things — they help…
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An Inside Look at Hurricane Dorian from a Mini Satellite

September 5, 2019

A new view of Hurricane Dorian shows the layers of the storm, as seen by an experimental NASA…
Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?

July 11, 2019

The growing problem of space debris in LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) is garnering more and more attention. With thousands…
Small Satellite Concept Finalists Target Moon, Mars and Beyond

June 24, 2019

NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites. The finalists include a 2022…
A glimpse of the Deep Space Atomic Clock in the middle bay of the General Atomics Orbital Test Bed spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA
What Is an Atomic Clock?

June 20, 2019

The clock is ticking: A technology demonstration that could transform the way humans explore space is nearing its…
Stanford and NASA Ames researchers put inexpensive chip-size satellites into orbit

June 4, 2019

A swarm of 105 tiny satellites the size of computer chips, costing under $100 each, recently launched into…
Scientists Find Auroral “Speed Bumps” Are More Complicated

April 30, 2019

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center find that “speed bumps” in space, which can…
Space Weather Forecasts Can Give Satellites 1 Day of Warning When a Killer Solar Storm is Inbound

April 11, 2019

Earth’s fleet of satellites is in a vulnerable position. When solar activity increases, high-energy particles are directed toward…
Goonhilly joins the proposed SmartSat CRC to drive Australia’s space sector

November 21, 2018

Satellite communications innovator and space gateway Goonhilly Earth Station has joined the consortium backing the SmartSat CRC (co-operative research…
New Solution to the Space Junk Problem – Burn it up with Plasma Beams

October 3, 2018

Space junk is a growing problem. For decades we have been sending satellites into orbit around Earth. Some…
New Satellite Map Shows Ground Deformation After Indonesian Quake

August 9, 2018

Scientists with NASA/Caltech’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map…
GRACE-FO Turns on ‘Range Finder,’ Sees Mountain Effects

June 12, 2018

Recently Launched Twin Satellites Create ‘The Himalaya Plot’ Less than three weeks after launch, the Gravity Recovery and…
Twin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth’s Water Movement

May 23, 2018

A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth’s mass…
Air Force Research Lab, Others Tap UA Space Expertise

May 9, 2018

With a total of $6.65 million in new funding, UA experts in space situational awareness are improving the…
Everything that’s Orbiting the Earth Right Now

April 10, 2018

Okay, if you’ve got some spare time, check out this amazing website called Stuff in Space. It’s a…
Earth is a Beaming Beacon in Kepler’s Eyes

March 9, 2018

Capturing images of our home planet from the perspective of faraway spacecraft has become a tradition at NASA,…
Weather Satellites Aid Search and Rescue Capabilities

March 8, 2018

The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
UNH Technology Headed into Space to Help More Accurately Forecast Weather

March 7, 2018

Lift off! State-of-the-art space weather instruments developed by researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center…
NASA, ULA Launch Advanced NOAA Weather Satellite

March 2, 2018

NASA successfully launched the second in a series of next-generation weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
CloudSat Exits the ‘A-Train’

February 24, 2018

MISSION STATUS REPORT Mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week lowered the orbit…
How Spacecraft Testing Enabled Bone Marrow Research

February 23, 2018

In the 1970s, a NASA employee stepped up to a challenge posed by the National Institutes of Health…
SpaceX Launches the First of Thousands of Space Internet Satellites, but Didn’t Quite Catch the Fairing

February 22, 2018

After multiple delays, SpaceX’s PAZ mission launched from from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenburg Air…
Russia and China Are Working on Space and Counterspace Weapons

February 21, 2018

Every year, the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) releases its Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community. This…
Unique Danish satellite in orbit around the Arctic

February 8, 2018

The Danish satellite Ulloriaq was launched successfully into space on 2 February 2018. Here, it will orbit around the Arctic…
IMAGE: A satellite’s stunning return

February 7, 2018

One-sixty-six, where are you? Oh, there you are. The Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) spacecraft – NASA ID 166…
Studying the Van Allen Belts 60 Years After America’s First Spacecraft

February 1, 2018

Tick, tick, tick. The device — a Geiger counter strapped to a miniature tape recorder — was registering…
Now That NASA’s Missing IMAGE Satellite Has Been Found, Talking To It Is Going To Be Difficult

February 1, 2018

It’s easy to imagine the excitement NASA personnel must have felt when an amateur astronomer contacted NASA to…
Updates on Recovery Attempts for NASA IMAGE Mission

January 30, 2018

After an amateur astronomer recorded observations of a satellite in high Earth orbit on Jan. 20, 2018, his…
GOLD space weather instrument launches

January 26, 2018

NASA’s Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument, built by CU Boulder, launched today from Kourou, French Guiana aboard…
UI sophomore reaching for the stars—and getting there

January 24, 2018

Hannah Gulick grew up wanting to be a writer. Then, while taking a project-based class during her sophomore…
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