#Satellites

Space junk: Astronomers worry as private companies push ahead with satellite launches

2 months ago — Long Read

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites...

Spacecraft brings aging satellite back to life

2 months ago — Long Read

In an (out of?) the world first a spacecraft has returned an ageing satellite back into service.

A recycling station could be cleaning up in Earth orbit by 2050

11 months ago — Deep Dive

Space junk: a recycling station could be cleaning up in Earth orbit by 2050 There are about 22,000 large objects orbiting the Earth, including working and broken satellites and bits...

Engineering Podcasts – To the moon and beyond

11 months ago — Long Read

Marking 50 years since the first moon landing, To the moon and beyond is a five-part podcast series from The Conversation. Through interviews with academic experts around the world –...

5 More Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

12 months ago — Deep Dive

Today is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Moon Landing missions. Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida,...

SpaceX successfully deploys 60 Starlink satellites

1 year ago — Quick Read

The SpaceX has successfully kicked off the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system with the launch of 60 satellites.