Iran Satellite Liftoff Didn’t Reach the Orbit

The Zafar 1 spacecraft didn’t reach the required speed to circle Earth after launch. Iran’s space project encountered another issue recently. The satellite dubbed Zafar 1 atop a Simorgh spaceship…

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Russian Meteor-M Satellite Liftoff Postponed Until Next Year

The Meteor-M satellite 2-3, scheduled for liftoff this year, would be liftoff in 2021, according to the Russian Space Agency. Back in December, the Meteor-M 2-2 went offline due to…

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Dead Satellites Could Crash Into Each Other

Concerned astronomers are tracking two satellites that could collide on Thursday, releasing a large amount of space junk in the aftermath. The junk could affect other satellites that remain usable,…

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Satellite Constellation Can Produce Solar Energy

Let’s pay attention to satellites. Earth’s gravity field is powerful, its a lumpy mass. On top of that, the pull of the sun and moon, and pressure from solar radiation…

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China Launches an Advanced Satellite Platform

China has launched a new bleeding-edge satellite that has achieved a geosynchronous orbit around our planet. The geostationary orbit will allow the satellite to maintain a relatively fixed position over…

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