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SpaceX asks for permission to launch another 30,000 Starlink satellites

The FCC submitted a total of 20 applications to the ITU, each requesting permission for 1,500 satellites in various near-Earth orbits. The company wants to place them in orbits between 204 and 360 miles, which could cause concern, according to the MIT Technology Review (19459004). Roger Thompson of the Aerospace Corporation told the publication that although this area is the …

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SpaceX submits documents for 30,000 additional Starlink satellites

Updated on October 15 at 18:18. Eastern wants to make a statement from SpaceX. WASHINGTON – SpaceX has asked the International Telecommunication Union to arrange a spectrum for 30,000 additional Starlink satellites. SpaceX, which already plans by far the largest broadband constellation in near-Earth orbit in the world, has filed in recent weeks in addition to the already approved by …

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A Japanese Space Junk Company is building a spacecraft to practice removing satellites from orbit

<div _ngcontent-c16 = "" innerhtml = " The mission deals with the growing space debris problem Astroscale / YouTube Astroscale, a Japan-based company seeking to eliminate space debris The company announced yesterday, Thursday, October 10, that it has begun building a prototype spacecraft to test some of its innovative space depletion technologies in orbit (AIT) phase of its ELSA spacecraft. …

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NASA launches long-delay ICON space weather satellites to study the Earth's ionosphere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A long-awaited NASA mission to study the upper Earth's atmosphere has finally started after years of delays. The spaceship Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) was launched this evening (October 10) at 22:00. EDT (0200 GMT on 11 October) aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket fired in the air from its carrier aircraft, a Stargazer L-1011. The …

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China Launches 5 New Earth Observation Satellites (Video)

A Chinese long-range missile launched on March 11 has successfully launched five new remote sensing satellites today (September 19). The rocket launched at 14:42 from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert of China. Local time (2:42 am CEST, 0642 GMT), lofting of Zhuhai 1 Group 3 satellites into orbit. These satellites will participate in a commercial satellite …

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ESA spacecraft dodges possible collision with Starlink satellites

WASHINGTON – The European Space Agency announced on September 2 that it has maneuvered one of its geoscientific satellites to avoid a possible collision with a SpaceX Starlink satellite mega-constellation. In a series of tweets from the ESA operating account, the Agency stated that the Aeolus satellite had maneuvered to avoid a possible approach to a Starlink satellite identified in …

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As America's Spooks try to spy on remote satellites

On August 30, 2017, an online video was released showing shots of the worst nightmare of any satellite operator: an anomaly. It's the word space types use when they mean a bad thing, in particular one that they may not understand and may want to downplay. In the video, a bullet – a satellite called Telkom-1 – hovers in the …

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