These Are The Doomsday Satellites That Detected The Explosion Of Metrojet 9268

For over 50 years the Pentagon has had early warning satellites in orbit aimed at spotting launches of ballistic missiles, especially the big intercontinental kind that can fly around the globe in less than 30 minutes and bring about nuclear Armageddon. Recently, these satellites have made news for their “secondary… »11/12/15 7:36pm11/12/15 7:36pm


Did The U.S. Air Force Just Goof Up Its Own History In Space?

Early this morning, the U.S. Air Force tweeted that today marks the 50th anniversary of their first orbiting satellite being launched into space. The satellite referenced in the tweet, known as OV1-2, carried a suite of instruments to better understand the space environment. But was it really the Air Force’s first… »10/05/15 3:01pm10/05/15 3:01pm

These Amazing Maps Show All 14,000+ Satellites Orbiting The Earth

Humans have managed to put a whole bunch of stuff in orbit around the Earth, and keeping track of it all is a serious endeavor. Visualizing the sheer number of objects we’ve managed to send into space also helps us appreciate just how vast space really is. These amazing maps illustrate the cloud of man-made objects… »10/01/15 6:33pm10/01/15 6:33pm

Check Out These Crazy Videos Of Yesterday's Military Comm Satellite Launch

Yesterday morning at 6:18 a.m. EST an Atlas V rocket with a cutting-edge Navy communications satellite onboard was launched out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, lighting up the sky in a most otherworldly fashion. People in Miami in particular got an amazingly surreal view of the launch, with the videos below to… »9/03/15 4:45pm9/03/15 4:45pm

The Best Tool for Tracking Our Crumbling Infrastructure Is In Orbit

The sad state of America’s bridges is a perennial topic amongst engineers and a regular talking point for politicians, all of whom have a plan to fix them. An interesting post from the European Space Agency shows how one of the best tools for repair is actually hanging out in Low Earth Orbit. »5/18/15 12:03pm5/18/15 12:03pm

We Finally Know Something About What The Shadowy X-37B Will Do In Orbit

In an unprecedented disclosure from the DoD, we have finally been told at least something in regards to what the USAF’s secretive X-37B spaceplane’s goals are for its upcoming flight. Among other things, it will test an exotic form of thruster propulsion that could have huge implications for future space development. »4/27/15 4:12pm4/27/15 4:12pm

60 Minutes Provides A Quality Primer On Anti-Satellite Warfare

After pimping Amazon delivery drones like an infomercial and throwing the F-35 program the ultimate softball, not to mention a series of other embarrassing screw ups, it looked like 60 Minutes was losing its luster. Yet last night’s extra-long segment on USAF Space Command and anti-satellite warfare was well worth… »4/27/15 9:54am4/27/15 9:54am

Why It's Taking Satellites So Long to Find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Today, we're hearing yet another report about a satellite that has spotted "potential objects," which might be floating wreckage from the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Today, those images come from France. Yesterday, the images came from China. Last week it was an Australian bird making discoveries. »3/23/14 3:25pm3/23/14 3:25pm