#Satellites

SpaceX set world record for satellites launched

8 months ago — Quick Read

SpaceX has set a new world record by launching 143 satellites on a single rocket!

Starlink satellite internet service rolls out beta kits across the UK

9 months ago — Quick Read

Great news for those suffering from spotty internet in rural locations. The Starlink satellite internet service has now been approved by Ofcom. Starlink is part of SpaceX and is aiming...

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 –...