Square Kilometre Array project frets about satellite interference

There are worries that satellite mega-constellations could interfere with the Square Kilometre Array.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: astronomy broadband space-exploration spacex oneweb communications-satellites

5G may lead to less accurate weather forecasts

5G wireless networks will improve phone service and make communications a whole lot faster. But 5G could also screw up weather forecasts, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet phones weather satellites mobile-devices science-and-technology

Vera Rubin: Super telescope's giant camera spies broccoli

The camera detector for the Vera Rubin Observatory takes its first test images in the laboratory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex communications-satellites

Cold War spy satellite captures threat to marmots

When an American pilot went down over the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the US launched a spy satellite. Its data now helps monitor the bobak marmot.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation agriculture rodents ecosystems satellites earth-and-environment

OneWeb: Minister overrode warning about £400m investment

MPs will probe a £400m investment in the satellite firm after a top civil servant warned of financial risk.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: oneweb satellite-navigation communications-satellites

MoD contracts Airbus for Skynet telecoms satellite

UK forces will get a new satellite as the MoD looks to overhaul its space communications provision.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: telecommunication british-space-programme airbus-group ministry-of-defence communications-satellites

In a first, astronomers watch a black hole’s corona disappear, then reappear

A colliding star may have triggered the drastic transformation.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics astrophysics space astronomy nasa research black-holes school-of-science kavli-institute satellites astronomy-and-planetary-science

OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration galileo-project satellite-navigation communications-satellites

Rocket Lab: Latest mission from New Zealand lost in flight

An Electron rocket launched from New Zealand's North Island fails in flight, destroying its satellites.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: new-zealand space-exploration british-space-programme earth-observation communications-satellites

TESS mission discovers massive ice giant

Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: astrophysics space astronomy exoplanets nasa research school-of-science planetary-science satellites eaps astronomy-and-planetary-science

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