Tag: Space

Nasa to launch Tess on hunt for 20,000 new worlds

Telescope hitching ride on a SpaceX rocket designed to spot alien worlds If the vagaries of weather and rocket science do not intervene, the most ambitious search for alien worlds around the brightest stars in the sky will begin on Monday with the launch of Nasas newest planet-hunting spacecraft. After final preparations at the weekend, the …

New satellite to spot planet-warming industrial methane leaks

Multimillion dollar project will scan and make public methane leaks from oil and gas plants that are a major contributor to global warming Methane leaking from oil and gas facilities around the world a major contributor to global warming is set to be spotted from space. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has announced it aims to …

Elon Musks SpaceX Sends Ten More Iridium Satellites to Orbit

Twitter about an hour after launch that all 10 satellites had been deployed. “Iridium NEXT will replace the world’s largest commercial satellite network of low-Earth orbit satellites in what will be one of the largest ‘tech upgrades’ in history,” SpaceX said in a press kit. “The process of replacing the satellites one-by-one in a constellation of …
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