How the Navy's orbiting robots will refurbish civilian satellites
The RSGS program will keep geosynchronous spacecraft flying for years to come.
ICYMI: A space-based full service stop, bat drone and more
DARPA wants to create robotic servicing vehicles to inspect and fix satellites.
NASA's FireSat system will be able to detect wildfires from space
The FireSat system could start looking out for wildfires around the globe by June 2018.
Researchers use satellite launch blunder to test relativity
If life gives you satnav launch problems, make satnav-launch-problem-ade.
NASA flies four satellites in 'tightest ever' formation
Imagine trying to get four satellites, each one the size of a baseball field, to fly in formation at 15,000 miles an hour.
Airbus to build the world's biggest satellite constellation
The OneWeb startup founded by Richard Branson's Virgin and Qualcomm, has announced that it has awa...
SpaceX wants to launch internet-beaming satellites
Google's Project Loon and Facebook's internet drones could soon see added competition from SpaceX. T...
NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel
As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can we...
Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide
Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Stree...