Satellite

American startup tests giant centrifuge to launch satellites

SpinLaunch, an American startup that promises cheap satellite deployment, uses a giant centrifuge to fling a test payload towards space...


Viasat buys Inmarsat in $7.3B satellite communications shake-up

US group Viasat is buying Britain’s Inmarsat in a $7.3B deal to bring together space and Earth-based communication systems  ...


US Space Force to fund orbital repair and manufacturing companies

US Space Force kick-starts its Space Prime program, intended to fund on-orbit servicing, assembly and manufacturing companies...


German armed forces enter the space battlefield

Following in the footsteps of the United States and France, German armed forces enter the space battlefield....


Keeping satellites in orbit: how does satellite maintenance work?

With crucial aspects of global society reliant on the proper functioning of satellites, being able to repair them efficiently has become a top priority....


Satellite hunters: a brief history of anti-space fighter jets

Fighter jets can attack targets on the ground and in the air. Can they reach out into space? Some can. Here’s how....


Will space be the next battlefield?

As the race to dominate space continues, could it become the next battlefield?...


Space junk: have we averted crisis?

Since the 1950s, humans have been sending probes and satellites into space. But we’ve also left behind a lot of junk.  ...


AsterX: France starts first military exercise in space

The French Space Command launched its first military space exercise to assess its capacities for the protection of its satellites and for surveillance....


Aevum rolls out satellite launching drone

Aevum presented Rawn X, the largest unmanned aircraft to date, intended as a first stage for launching small payloads into low orbit....