Wealthy Nations Carving Up Space & Its Riches

By Theodora Ogden, Published by Consortium News, 13 May 2022 The future of space could be a gold rush for resources – and not everyone will benefit Satellites help run the internet and television and are central to the Global Positioning System. They enable modern weather forecasting, help scientists track

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China ‘Deeply Alarmed’ By SpaceX’s Starlink Capabilities That Is Helping US Military Achieve Total Space Dominance

By Tanmay Kadam, Published by EurAsian Times, 9 May 2022 Of late, Chinese military observers have been increasingly concerned about the potential of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network in helping the US military dominate space, especially so, in the wake of the Ukraine war, where Elon Musk activated Starlink satellites to

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ASAT Ban Aimed at Presenting US as Defender of Sanctity of Space Which It Surely is Not

Published by Sputnik News, 20 April 2020 Vice President Kamala Harris announced on 19 April Washington's commitment to a ban on anti-satellite missile testing (ASAT) while visiting Vandenberg Space Force Base and called upon others to jump on the US bandwagon. What's behind the Biden administration's space initiative? "I would

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SpaceX Starlink satellite’s flaming re-entry caught on camera after geomagnetic storm

By Tom Bateman, Published by euronews.com, 11 February 2022 Last week, SpaceX launched 49 of its Starlink satellites into orbit. This is pretty normal: the company has put almost 2,000 of its broadband-beaming satellites into space so far, with plans for 40,000 more. What's not normal is that it launched

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The ESA’s Spacecraft Can Refuel, Refurbish, and Boost Satellites in Orbit

By Loukia Papadopoulos, Published by Interesting Engineering, 31 January 2022 Called 'e.Deorbit', it could change everything. Desperate times call for desperate measures. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), there are 128 million objects the size of 1 mm to 1 cm, 900,000 objects the size of 1 cm to 10 cm, and 34,000 objects greater

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Visualization of a near encounter in geostationary orbit between USA 270 and Chinese satellites Shiyan-12 (01, 02). Credit: COMSPOC

China’s Shijian-21 towed dead satellite to a high graveyard orbit

By Andrew Jones, Published by Space News, 27 January 2022 HELSINKI — China’s Shijian-21 space debris mitigation satellite has docked with a defunct Chinese satellite to drastically alter its geostationary orbit, demonstrating capabilities only previously exhibited by the United States. Data and tracking from space monitoring firms show that Shijian-21

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