Some companies seem to have luck and other on the contrary. DigitalGlobe WorldView-2 satellite survived direct contact with space debris without even single scratch so it should be rather considered as ultimately lucky! According to Joint Space Operations Center, WorldView-2 Earth imaging satellite operated by DigitalGlobe survived hitting by several pieces of space debris. On 19 July JSpOC announced…Read More
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Today, November 11th, we celebrate Independence Day in Poland! On this occasion, we wish to remind the most important discoveries in the history of space exploration that took place with the participation of Poles: "Dē revolutionibus orbium coelestium" - 1543 - One of astronomy milestones, by Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473-24 May 1543). Liquefying of oxygen and nitrogen - 1883 - Continue Reading...more
ALASA (Airborne Launch Assist Space Access) program was innovative concept of injecting small satellites into orbit with cost under $1 million with launch vehicle similar to antisatellite missile carried by F15E fighter. Unfortunately "is" suddenly became "was". DARPA announced on their website about suspending ALASA program. According to official statement: "As of November 2015, DARPA had conducted four subscale static Continue Reading...more
Small celebration on International Space Station - ISS broke Mir space station record, which before it’s decommissioning, reached number of 86331 orbits. International Space Station passed yesterday in the morning 100000th orbit. It is historical moment for remaining in space since launch of first module Zarya (which was launched on atop of Proton rocket on 20 November 1998) for last 18 years. Mission Continue Reading...more