ESA: New sea-level monitoring satellite goes live

Applications ESA Following liftoff last November and more than six months spent carefully calibrating the most advanced mission dedicated to measuring sea-level rise, Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich is now operational – meaning that its data are available to climate researchers, ocean-weather forecasts and other data users. Sentinel-6 is one of the European Union’s family of Read More

Big Day Today For ULA and Boeing For The First Crewed NASA Mission To The ISS!

No pathfinder here only the real deal ULA first stage booster core and 2nd stage dual engine Centaur core has now been off loaded from Rocketship for the future first crewed NASA Boeing Starliner mission from LC-41 later in the 2021 year after a successful OFT-2 mission in July. Two of three astronauts made an Read More

GPS III SV-05 satellite encapsulated ahead of SpaceX Falcon 9 launch

he U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Lockheed Martin-built GPS III Space Vehicle 05 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations Florida facility on June 9 in preparation for its upcoming launch scheduled for June 17, 2021 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The 15-minute launch window opens Read More

Satellites reveal cause of Chamoli disaster in India

ESA A new study using satellite evidence confirms that a rock and ice avalanche caused the Chamoli disaster in India earlier this year. The resulting mud and debris flood led to massive destruction downstream. On 7 February 2021, the Chamoli district in the Uttarakhand region of India experienced a humanitarian tragedy when a large mass Read More

ESA – Four mission ideas to compete for Earth Explorer 11

ESA As part of ESA’s commitment to develop and build satellite missions that push the boundaries of satellite technology and Earth science, four new mission ideas – Cairt, Nitrosat, Seastar and Wivern – have been selected to enter pre-feasibility study and compete to be the eleventh Earth Explorer mission. This important milestone follows a Call Read More

Power Thrust and Smoke from the SpaceX June 6th 2021 launch

….at 12:26 AM EDT or 04:26 UTC from space launch complex 40 Cape Canaveral Florida lifting 5,400 Kilogram Sirius XM 8 high power broadcasting satellite into orbit and first stage booster B-1061.3 made a successful landing on Just Read The Instructions 642 kilometers down range. The 18th launch for SpaceX in 2021. 17th reflight booster Read More