After failing miserably on numerous occasions, North Korea has finally put a satellite in orbit. But according to US officials, it is now “tumbling out of control.” This is bad news, and more bad news, covered in a double layer of extra bad news.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees the Voice of America and other U.S.-funded international broadcasters, has joined European public media outlets in condemning the jamming of satellite signals across the Middle East and Europe. BBG Director Richard Lobo said in a statement Friday that the jamming of U.S. satellite signals and those of
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – An experimental communications satellite flying piggyback aboard a Space Exploration Technologies’ Falcon 9 rocket fell out of orbit and burned up in the atmosphere following a problem during liftoff, satellite operator Orbcomm said on Friday.
The New Jersey-based company’s OG2 satellite was a prototype for
It’s been described as Israel’s ‘big ears’. A huge facility where it’s claimed phone calls and e-mails from all across the Middle East and beyond, can be monitored for intelligence. Hidden from prying eyes for decades in the desert, it’s become a focus for investigative journalists.
The next generation of hi-res satellite imaging technology is on the way, at least if the United States government has anything to say about it. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency has awarded satellite imaging firms GeoEye and DigitalGlobe, which provide images for Google and Microsoft among others, contracts upwards of $3.5
Robots that rescue failing satellites and push “dead” ones into outer space should be ready in four years, it has emerged. Experts described the development by German scientists as a crucial step in preventing a disaster in the Earth’s crowded orbit.
In a top secret operation, the U.S. Defense Dept. is conducting the first deep space inspection of a crippled U.S. military spacecraft. To do this, it is using sensors on two covert inspection satellites that have been prowling geosynchronous orbit for nearly three years.
An artist’s concept shows a DSP satellite deployed in
Below are declassified spy satellite images from Americas earliest attempts at looking in on its international neighbors, mainly the Chinese and the Russians during the cold war, although these images look grainy and crude they were considered the best in their class at the time.
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A super-sharp Earth-imaging satellite that can detail an area the size of a baseball diamond’s home plate from space has been launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central California coast.
China’s anti-satellite and space warfare program includes plans to destroy or incapacitate ‘every enemy space vehicle’ that passes over China.
The annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, released last week, listed among Beijing’s goals that of ensuring that Chinese space weapons are “conducted covertly so China can maintain a