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Viewpoint: It’s Time to Regulate Outer Space

Last week, the European Space Agency reached out to to warn Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. that one of its satellites might collide with a SpaceX communications satellite. When ESA first raised such concerns in late August, the chances …

Clue Linking Mysterious Boeing 737 Max Disasters Came From Space

The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …

Nation’s Newest Environmental Satellite Successfully Launched

America’s newest polar-orbiting satellite roared into orbit this morning, setting the stage for enhanced weather data NOAA scientists will use to develop life-saving severe weather forecasts days in advance. The NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) satellite is a NASA Earth-observing satellite …

NASA to Launch New Earth-Observing Satellite

After a five-year delay, an Earth-observing satellite will be launched to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change. The $1.5 billion NASA mission comes in a year of weather extremes from the Midwest tornado outbreak …

Scientist: German Satellite Must Have Crashed into Asia

A defunct German research satellite crashed into the Earth somewhere in Southeast Asia on Sunday, a U.S. scientist said – but no one is still quite sure where. Most parts of the minivan-sized ROSAT research satellite were expected to burn …

Old German Satellite Hurtles Toward Earth

A retired satellite is hurtling toward the atmosphere and pieces of it could crash into the Earth as early as Friday, the German Aerospace Center says. Scientists are no longer able to communicate with the dead German satellite ROSAT, which …

FAA’s New Air Traffic System Hits Turbulence

The government’s program to modernize the nation’s air traffic control system has run into serious problems that threaten to increase its cost and delay its completion, a government watchdog said. The Federal Aviation Administration’s program to replace the current air …

Satellite’s Impact Pinned

NASA has pinpointed where its now famously falling satellite landed, and unless you are an insurer of someone who lives in the middle of the Indian Ocean between the coast of African and the Antarctic, your worries are over. According …

Satellite Likely in Ocean, But May Have Hit U.S.

It’s as big as a bus and weighs 6 tons, but officials probably will never be able to pinpoint exactly where a massive NASA satellite plummeted to Earth. NASA space junk scientists believe that all – or nearly all – …