Kristian von Bengtson leaves Copenhagen Suborbitals
Orbital Sciences launches first operational Cygnus to International Space Station
International Space Station
International Space Station life extended to 2024
PocketQube micro-satellite shop set to go live
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Between 3 and 4 billion years ago, the planets of the inner Solar System were scarred by a number of large impacts. This period, known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, marks the final stage of planetary formation in the Solar System. But a new paper published in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems suggests that it was also […]
In January a new supernova was spotted in the M82 galaxy – dubbed SN2014J is one of the closest supernovae to occur in the last couple of decades while active observation has been in effect. It is though to be a type Ia Supernova, formed when one of a pair of stars collapses into a […]
In the last couple of days there has been a bit of a storm surrounding the Danish amateur rocket group as CS founder Kristian von Bengtson announced that he is leaving Copenhagen Suborbitals following an apparent division of opinion with co-founder Peter Madsen. Copenhagen Suborbitals posted this statement on their website: We are sad to […]
Orbital Sciences Corporation launched their first commercial resupply mission to the ISS last Thursday. A Cygnus resupply vehicle mounted on an Antares launch system lifted off at 1.07pm EST after being delayed from December by the failure of a cooling loop on the ISS and a further day due to solar weather. Orbital’s Cygnus is […]
Friday saw the latest test of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip 2, its third flight under power after 28 unpowered glide tests. During its flight on Friday SS2 reached Mach 1.4 after a 20 second burn of its hybrid rocket engine that boosted it to a total height of 71,000 ft. This test was pretty good for […]
Good news, everyone! This week NASA announced that they plan to keep the International Space Station in operation until at least 2024. Charles Boldren, the Administrator of NASA said in a statement that by keeping the International Space Station in orbit it will allow NASA and its commercial partners to shake out design issues and […]
We recently covered some interesting news in the world of Cubesats, but did you know there’s an even smaller micro-satellite platform called a PocketQube? It was news to me, too. But I guess its also an inevitable development as the progress of miniaturisation of components marches on. Small satellites are something of a zeitgeist at present […]
The University of Michigan successfully crowdfunded their Cubesat Ambipolar Thruster on Kickstarter today, securing nearly $96,800 in funding. According to the project lead, Ben Longmier, this funding will be enough to install a more finessed thruster design on the test cubesats that will result in greater efficiency and longer mission duration. There has been a […]