New Zealand startup launches huge ‘disco ball’ into space. It’s now the brightest object in the night sky

It’s supposed to be an art project, but you be the judge.

First Kenyan satellite to be launched into orbit in April or May

It’s a big milestone for the African country.

The world’s first scientific satellite is still in orbit

It will stay there for centuries, if not a thousand years.

Why satellites have those golden foils on them — and how it saves a lot of lives

Like many other NASA technologies, this also proved to be really useful on Earth.

Corrected satellite data shows 2.4 times faster warming than previously indicated

It also debunks one of climate deniers most cited argument.

Japan launches satellite to generate its own, better GPS

Positioning errors will be decreased by a factor of 100.

This 18-year-old Indian designed the world’s lightest satellite. NASA will launch it into space soon

Be more like him.

Unmanned US plane lands after two-year secret mission

Its purpose still remains a mystery.

SpaceX will launch three times more satellites than there currently are in orbit to give you fast internet

The first satellites could appear in 2019.

Tomorrow, India will launch a record-shattering 104 satellite missions

I can’t even muster enough willpower to count up to 104.

A novel website lets you become a space archaeologist — just by looking at pictures

It’s way better than Facebook.

Awesome satellite imagery shows surprising images of North Korea

What a time to be alive.

NASA finds more evidence of water plumes on Europa

Europa’s water is acting up.

Stanford scientists map poverty… from outer space

Researchers have developed a method to identify impoverished areas using free information from satellite imagery.

Planet Earth got hold of a new companion, and it’s here to stay

Not much bigger than an apartment building, 2016 HO3 has been confirmed as Earth’s newest satellite.

The Pentagon is investing heavily to protect its ‘space real estate’

Both civilian and military applications have become heavily reliant on digital communications, which in turn are dependent on space hardware like satellites. If only two decades ago, only the biggest companies or wealthy governments could afford to launch permanent or semi-permanent satellites. Today, satellites are smaller, better and cheaper than they ever were, which is why there are more than 1,100 active satellites orbiting the planet. However, they’re as vulnerable as ever, too.

NASA just made 3 million Earth images available at no cost

The first Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite called Terra (previously AM-1) was launched on December 18, 1999. ASTER data contributes to a wide array of global change-related application areas including vegetation and ecosystem dynamics, hazard monitoring, geology and soils, hydrology, and land cover change. It’s also perfect background material for your home PC. But it’s not just pretty pictures that NASA

No, the Nile hasn’t turned blood red

It always baffles me how some publish completely misleading clickbait titles.

SpaceX has clean satellite launch, but crashing landing

It was a bittersweet moment for SpaceX, as the space flight company successfully launched a communications satellite to a distant orbit but failed to land the remnants safely. This wasn’t completely unexpected though, as this was more a way to test the waters for the next launch. After a bunch of frustrating delays, SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite to a

Eyes up above: you can’t lie satellite imagery

A couple decades ago, satellite were solely the provision of governments, since they were the only ones that could afford launching billions dollars worth of tech into space. Slowly but surely, corporations hitched a ride and now, when an imaging satellite can fit in the palm of your hand and costs only a fraction it used to, small enterprises are flourishing. Along with them is innovation.