The Candidate for the prototype of the DoD integrated communications network

As far as the Defense Department is concerned, there is a need to advance the military communication. They think that the best way is to introduce modern satellite communications services. For a long time, the department has relied on the private sector for those services. Nevertheless, that will change. The reason is that they want […]

Twin Satellites, bound for Mars, phone home

Two small satellites which had started their journey towards Mars have just phoned home for the first time during their expedition. The two satellites are officially known as MarCO-A and MarCo-B. They started off their journey on early Saturday morning (May 5). They were launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base partnering with NASA’s InSight […]

India’s IRNSS-1I – an advanced, exquisite and cutting-edge navigation satellite

India’s space agency ISRO on Thursday, 12 April 2018, launched an advanced, exquisite and cutting-edge navigation satellite IRNSS-1I from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 04:04 AM (IST). It was deployed into orbit by the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C-41 rocket. This success has come at the time when ISRO […]

The planned launch of Falcon 9 with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

Life is full of new discoveries. The death or fall of one organization leads to a rebirth of another. This means nothing that finds its way on earth will easily die due to lack of a predecessor. In the same way, Kepler Space Telescope owned by NASA has accelerated the speed of discovery. This has […]

IRNSS-1I – The crucial launch

Just within a few days of the launch of the indigenously built GSAT-6A, the elite space agency, ISRO is again gearing up to launch its another home built navigation satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The latest launch of ISRO, GSAT-6A witnessed a major setback when scientists lost communication with it. But, ISRO appears […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX WiFi Is Coming and It Could be Next Year

Elon Musk takes a step further in his determination to settle on Mars and save the human race. His SpaceX WiFi is really happening and it could come on everyone’s smartphone next year. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently authorized SpaceX, Elon Musk’s company to launch Starlink. This is a broadband satellite service that brings […]

French Eutelsat eyeing Thales Satellite after plans to abandon ViaSat

Eutelsat Communications SA in France has ordered a new satellite with a view of boosting its broadband as well as in-flight connectivity services. Their previous plan of investing in ViaSat-3 with ViaSat Inc has reportedly been abandoned. Operational from 2012, the Konnect VHTS satellite is supposed to be made by Thales SA, which is a […]

All about the early bird, Intelsat-1 satellite

Intelsat 1 was the very first commercial satellite in global scale in our communications system. It was on this very month, April 6th to be precise, way back in 1965. The Intelsat-1 was nicknamed as Early Bird since it was a pioneer in its field of invention. Placed in the geosynchronous orbit, it religiously followed […]

End of OA-5 mission

Orbital ATK Cygnus OA-5 SS Alan Pointdexter finished its mission in dense layers of atmosphere on November 27. It has spent in space 40 days since reaching orbit on atop of Antares 230 on October 17. It was successful month in space for SS Alan Pointdexter. In spite of fact of delivering over 2300 kg […]

Searching 72-hour space environment forecast with latest updates on the hour

For hourly terrestrial weather, forecasts models are providing anywhere in the world, and our smartphones chirp or buzz with alerts of future heavy snow, thunderstorms, flash floods and significant events like hurricanes and tornados. The military depends on actual weather forecasts for planning different operations in the sea, ground and the air.  When it comes […]