New Space Industry Emerges: On-Orbit Servicing

Tadros describes it as “equivalent to a AAA servicing truck in geostationary orbit.” Imagine an airport where thousands of planes, empty of fuel, are left abandoned on the tarmac. That is what has been happening for decades with satellites that circle the Earth. When satellites run out of fuel, they can no longer maintain their […]

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NASA’s InSight Spacecraft, Safely on Mars, Snaps Some Pictures

NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft HIGHLIGHTS NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft InSight will soon begin unfolding its arm and deploying its quake-sensors The arm has five fingers to help it place its instruments on Martian soil After safely landing on Mars following its […]

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ISRO Says PSLV-CA Takes Off Successfully With 31 Satellites

The PSLV rocket took off at 9:58am from the launch pad HIGHLIGHTS The PSLV rocket took off at 9:58am from the launch pad Entire mission will be completed in about 112 minutes 16 minutes into flight, rocket’s fourth stage/engine will be switched off Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully on Thursday […]

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ISRO Says GSAT-11, India’s Heaviest Communication Satellite, to Be Launched on December 5

The satellite is scheduled for launch on board Ariane-5 launch vehicle from French Guiana. India’s heaviest communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 will be put into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on December 5, 2018, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the GSAT-11 weighing 5,854 […]

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