Amazon founder invests $1bn a year in space venture

The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, says he’s selling $1 billion of shares in the online retailer every year to fund his rocket venture Blue Origin. The company is planning to launch 11-minute space rides from next year. Also today, is Donald Trump preparing for bad news with his latest tweet on jobs? Subscribe to … Read more Amazon founder invests $1bn a year in space venture

Chile builds new hub for world’s largest telescope

Northern Chile is fast becoming the astronomical eyes of the world. The Atacama desert has ideal geographic and climatic conditions which provide astronomers with unparalleled views and minimum light pollution. And now an enormous astronomical centre that will house the world’s largest telescope is under construction to allow scientists to explore previously unknown areas of … Read more Chile builds new hub for world’s largest telescope

Full contact! SpaceX Dragon ship docks with Intl Space Station

A SpaceX cargo ship loaded with supplies docks with the International Space Station (ISS). The docking took place one day later than scheduled due to a navigation glitch. COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews … Read more Full contact! SpaceX Dragon ship docks with Intl Space Station

Last man on moon Gene Cernan dies at 82

The last man to walk on the moon, Gene Cernan, has died at the age of 82. The American astronaut was one of only 12 people to set foot on the lunar surface. Al Jazeera’s Jesse Mesner-Hage reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: … Read more Last man on moon Gene Cernan dies at 82

New Year holidays at Intl Space Station in 360 video

The long New Year break is over and the ISS crew is back to work. A new episode of RT’s Space 360 project features Andrey Borisenko telling about how New Year’s Eve is celebrated on the orbit and sending his New Year greetings to the people of Earth. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday … Read more New Year holidays at Intl Space Station in 360 video

Looking Ahead to the Solar System Internetwork – Scott Burleigh

Communication with spacecraft, both crewed and robotic, and both in Earth orbit and in deep space, should become a bit easier in the near future.  The world’s national space agencies have converged on standards for building a “Solar System Internetwork” (SSI) that is aimed at simplifying communication among engineers, scientists, and robots in space flight … Read more Looking Ahead to the Solar System Internetwork – Scott Burleigh

View of Mimas and Pandora from Saturn’s Orbit

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took this image of Saturn’s moons, Mimas and Pandora. Researchers believe that the elongated shape of Pandora (the smaller moon) may hold clues to how it and other moons near Saturn’s rings formed. The image was taken in blue light with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2013. The view was acquired … Read more View of Mimas and Pandora from Saturn’s Orbit

NBN Co Spends AUD $620 Million on Satellites to Boost Rural Broadband

NBN Co has contracted US company Space Systems / Loral to deliver two satellites designed to boost broadband service in rural Australia. The deal is worth AUD $620 million. It is hoped that the Ka-band satellites and associated tracking, telemetry and control systems will help deliver peak speeds of 12 megabit per second download  and … Read more NBN Co Spends AUD $620 Million on Satellites to Boost Rural Broadband

NASA Publishes Video of Hurricane Irene from Space

NASA has published a video shot from the International Space Station of the huge storm, Hurricane Irene, as it approaches New York. Hurricane Irene will become the first hurricane in three years to make landfall in the United States and is currently a category two storm on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. The crew watching … Read more NASA Publishes Video of Hurricane Irene from Space

Satellites Launch Successfully Aboard Ariane 5 from French Guiana

The ASTRA 1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R satellites have launched successfully aboard the Ariane 5. The launch took place in Kourou, French Guiana, on August 6th at 19:52 pm local time. The rocket lifted a payload of more than 9000kg through  a 38 minute flight into geostationary transfer orbit. Arianespace Chairman & CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall proudly recounted … Read more Satellites Launch Successfully Aboard Ariane 5 from French Guiana

Longest Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century in Asia on 15th June 2011

A total lunar eclipse will be witnessed in Nepal and rest of the South Asia which will be the darkest and longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century with an expected duration of 100 minutes on Wednesday 15th June 2011 at midnight. The eclipse will start from 12.07 am midnight and end at 3.40 am … Read more Longest Lunar Eclipse of the 21st Century in Asia on 15th June 2011

Telstar 14R/Estrela do Sul 2 Satellite Reaches Orbit

The Telstar 14R/Estrela do Sul 2 Satellite reached orbit on 21st May 2011 after a launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. An International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M launch vehicle carried the satellite into geostationery transfer orbit, where it will provide mobile broadband facilities for part of central and North America as well as … Read more Telstar 14R/Estrela do Sul 2 Satellite Reaches Orbit

Space: Intelsat New Dawn Launched Successfully in French Guiana

The Intelsat New Dawn Satellite has lifted off successfully from Kourou, French Guiana at 5:37 p.m (EDT) on 22nd April 2011. The Ariane 5 vehicle separated successfully at 6:12 p.m. and a signal was acquired at 6:29 p.m. The satellite has 28 C-band and 24 Ku-band 36 MHz transponder units.  Utilising a geostationary orbital slot … Read more Space: Intelsat New Dawn Launched Successfully in French Guiana

Space: Next Falcon 9 Launch to take Two OG2 Satellites

ORBCOMM Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies have announced plans to carry the first two ORBCOMM next-generation OG2 satellites to orbit on the next Falcon 9 launch in 2011. Falcon 9 is a two-stage launch vehicle powered by liquid oxygen and rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) capable of delivering 10,450 kg to low-Earth orbit and 4,540 kg … Read more Space: Next Falcon 9 Launch to take Two OG2 Satellites