India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper-stage engine fire test
Aerospace

India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper-stage engine fire test

The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead on …

India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper-stage engine fire test
Aerospace

India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper-stage engine fire test

The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead on …

India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper stage engine fire test
Aerospace

India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper stage engine fire test

The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead on …

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope suffers serious damage
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Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope suffers serious damage

The Arecibo Observatory — the second-largest radio telescope in the world — is in trouble again. Early this week, a support cable snapped, causing a 100-foot-long gash in the telescope’s reflector dish. It also damaged panels in a receiver called t… Continue Reading…

Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets
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Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets

During the January 2019 total lunar eclipse, astronomers trained the Hubble Telescope on our moon in order to calibrate how future telescopes will look for possible life on exoplanets by measuring ozone levels. Via NASA: Though numerous ground-based observations of this kind have been done previously, this is the first …

How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight
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How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Watch the skies! The peak of the Perseid meteor shower takes place overnight tonight! The bright quarter Moon will limit the number of shooting stars you’ll see but you can still expect around 15-20 per hour depending on where you’re at. The meteors are debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle burning up …

SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad
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SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Michael Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to …

Max Q: SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development
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Max Q: SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news — much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums …

SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad
Aerospace

SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Micheal Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to …

SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development
Aerospace

SpaceX takes a big hop forward in Starship development

Max Q is a weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. It wasn’t the busiest week in space tech news – much like a lot of the industry, it feels like we’re entering into a bit of a summer doldrums …