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How Did SpaceX Convert Two Oil Rigs into Launch Pads?
As space travel evolves, so too will its launch sites. Instead of building stationary launch pads like the ones that NASA and other space agencies have used traditionally, SpaceX is working to convert two floating oil rigs into off-shore launch pads. How is SpaceX turning oil rigs into launch pads?
How Are Spaceflight Inc.’s Sherpa Vehicles Improving Satellite Launch?
Traditionally, satellites were simply strapped to larger rockets designed to push them into higher orbits, but this can be an incredible waste of fuel and resources. However, Spaceflight Inc.’s Sherpa vehicles may help change that. So what are Sherpa vehicles, and how are they supporting satellite launches?
Why Are Satellites So Important?
SpaceX has been launching 60 satellites at a time as part of their Starlink constellation. When complete, this network will provide high-speed, low-latency internet to the entire world. This project provides one example of a type of satellite orbiting at various heights above the planet’s surface. Why are satellites so essential?
Remote Sensing Satellite Data & Tools: Active, Passive, Microwave
We rely on remote sensing satellites every day, but what types of remote sensing are there? Check out the main tools that help us navigate, forecast weather, obtain earth surface data, keep track of natural disasters, and more.
The Great Opportunities of the Galileo Satellite Navigation
More than 2,000 satellites are orbiting the Earth at this very moment. They are used for communication and many other purposes. This article covers different aspects of satellite uses in navigation, with a strong emphasis on navigation. Then it looks into the Galileo Satellite Navigation System.
What Experiments Did Scientists Conduct on the ISS?
Humanity has watched the International Space Station orbit this little blue marble for the last 20 years, as of November 2020. This modern marvel has seen hundreds of astronauts and been home to thousands of scientific experiments. The ISS provides a unique laboratory that allows researchers to carry out their experiments in microgravity.
Using of Satellites in Wireless Communication
What are satellites used for? Our tech and communication relies mostly on these devices. Explore all uses of wireless communication and find out if too many manmade devices orbiting the Earth poses any dangers.
Here’s How NASA Chose the First Astronauts to Walk on the Moon
While we're excited to see the Artemis astronauts make their way to the lunar surface, they aren't the first human beings to set foot on the moon. How did NASA choose the Apollo astronauts for the 1969 mission? How has the selection process changed over the years, and what is NASA looking for in its Artemis astronauts?
How Solar Energy Keeps the International Space Station Going
Solar energy is a big deal on planet Earth right now. People around the world have discovered its benefits. Its clean, renewable, and affordable. Once you have an array in place, you can power your home or business for decades.
NASA Commissions a New Module for the Space Station
The International Space Station has been in orbit since the first component was launched in 1998, with the first crew arriving in 2000. It’s been in orbit for nearly 22 years and until recently, it seemed like the funding that supports what is currently one of our only platforms in orbit was going to run out. The renewed push to get human beings back into outer space has brought new attention to the space station. NASA has commissioned a new module for the space station. Who is building this new module, what will it do and when will it be heading into orbit? The End of The ISS? The International…