As of the beginning of 2023, nearly 15,000 satellites are orbiting our planet. With so many orbiting bodies circling the Earth, it's a miracle they don't crash into each other, right? It might seem like magic, but in reality, it's because they aren't all orbiting at the same height. Let's take a closer look at what LEO, MEO and GEO satellites are, and why more companies are investing in LEO and MEO satellites to support space exploration.
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?
The Internet of Things has the potential to change our world immensely. It will present new opportunities, as well as new challenges. IoT refers to the idea of connecting virtually any electronic device to the Internet and connecting them through the Internet to each other. Astronomers have also jumped in on the IoT conversation, and it turns out they have some issues with the up-and-coming network of connected devices.
As a species, we're working on expanding our horizons — literally — by making our first forays into outer space. Despite this push toward space exploration, there is still a lot about the universe around us that we don't know, and a lot that we don't even know to ask about yet. On top of that, much of the data that we could be collecting from outer space is invisible to the human eye. What tools are scientists using to gather data in space?
Our lives have been drastically changed by the internet! Whether you manage a small or large business, having a strong internet connection is essential. We advise utilizing satellite internet if you're having trouble choosing the right type of connection.
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?
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.
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 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.
After years of development and testing, the Aeolus satellite is almost ready for deployment. The spacecraft is being developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and is expected to launch in January 2018, less than two months from now.
German Aerospace Center (DLR) signs €310.5 million contract with OHB Systems for Heinrich Hertz Satellite launch in 2021. Satellite to be the first "smart" satellite in orbit, offering flexibility in missions and communication services. OHB faces pressure after atomic clock failures in other launches.
Communication technology has improved beyond all recognition over the last couple of decades. Innovators have successfully made the world a smaller place by linking people together. It is now possible to communicate with almost anyone on the planet in a matter of seconds. So, we wanted to take a look at some of the technologies that allow that to happen.