Satellites News

Dec. 10, 2019 — Environmental scientists are always in search of new tools that can better characterize the Earth’s surface. Researchers have now reported that Himawari-8, a new-generation geostationary …

Nov. 4, 2019 — Satellites now play a key role in monitoring carbon levels in the oceans, but we are only just beginning to understand their full …

Oct. 10, 2019 — A team of astronomers has discovered that several of the small — or ‘dwarf’ — galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud, including several …

July 29, 2019 — A new study by physicists mimicked solar winds in the lab, confirming how they develop and providing an Earth-bound model for the future study of solar …

July 12, 2019 — Researchers have identified a critical hidden challenge about replacing the broken satellites in megaconstellations and proposed a unique solution with inventory control …

July 9, 2019 — An early warning system to identify at-risk structures using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been developed. The system could be applied to infrastructure projects including roads, railways and …

June 25, 2019 — Beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune, there are a multitude of icy and rocky small bodies, smaller than planets but larger than comets. These likely formed at the same time as the Solar System, and …

Apr. 23, 2019 — Researchers find that ‘speed bumps’ in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally …

Apr. 9, 2019 — A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth’s outer radiation …

Mar. 20, 2019 — A team of scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the health of one of the nation’s most important sources of underground water, a …

Jan. 29, 2019 — The 4,300 kilometer Mekong River is a lifeline for South-East Asia. If this mighty river system bursts its banks, flooding can affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. A new method …

Sep. 4, 2018 — Satellites are more likely to be at risk from high-speed solar wind than a major geomagnetic storm according to a new …

Aug. 9, 2018 — A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University equipped the Arase satellite with sensors to study the convoluted interactions between high-energy particles in the inner magnetosphere and the …

June 20, 2018 — Researchers have helped to find the last reservoir of ordinary matter hiding in the …

June 6, 2018 — Several large telecommunications companies have proposed plans to provide global broadband services by launching hundreds and even thousands of satellites into orbit. Although broadband for everyone …

June 5, 2018 — By using satellite data from different major land-based ecosystems around the globe, researchers have found that the photosynthesis glow is the same across all vegetation, no matter the location. …

May 14, 2018 — For the first time a frequency reference based on molecular iodine was successfully demonstrated in space! What sounds a bit like science fiction is an important step towards laser interferometric …

May 4, 2018 — GEDI (pronounced like ‘Jedi,’ of Star Wars fame) is a first-of-its-kind laser instrument designed to map the world’s forests in 3-D from space. These measurements will help fill in …

Mar. 7, 2018 — The same satellites that identify severe weather can help save you from it. NOAA’s GOES series satellites carry a payload supported by NASA’s Search and Rescue (SAR) office, which …

Feb. 20, 2018 — Tides on Earth have a far-reaching influence, including disturbing satellites’ measurements by affecting their motion. The LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES), is the best ever relevant test …

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