Satellites News

Using software technologies to enable spacecraft trajectory optimisation

Dr Ryne Beeson, Senior Scientist at CU Aerospace, shares new and enabling capabilities optimising the design of spacecraft trajectories to achieve mission objectives. The advent...

The fusion of EO, AI, and drones for better global flood disaster response

Guy Schumann, CEO of RSS-Hydro, proposes innovative ML-based application software solutions to offer a better global flood disaster response.

SpaceX’s Falcon-9 rocket will launch an experimental nanosatellite into orbit

Today, the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA. The rocket will contain an experimental nanosatellite.

Observing gravitational waves from space

International Editor Clifford Holt spoke to Dr Oliver Jennrich, the Project Scientist for ESA’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, which will be the first gravitational wave observatory based in space

The economic importance of space

Dr Pete Worden, Breakthrough Starshot Executive Director, discusses his vision for interstellar travel, utilising space based resources and the future economic importance of space

Vega VV17 mission to deploy Earth-science observation satellites failed due to incorrect routing

Arianespace announced the loss of the Vega VV17 mission, which was carrying two Earth-science observation satellites.

NASA has published its first data set from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission to measure global sea surface height

NASA has announced the first results of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a satellite built to measure global sea surface height.

UK Space Agency to develop the first commercially available laser-based satellite

Researchers have been awarded more than £360,000 to develop the first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system.

 The European Space Agency and Clear Space SA sign contract for world’s first space debris removal mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) is signing an €86 million contract with an industrial team led by the Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA to purchase...

As part of a £250m package, the government will invest in a UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire

The government has committed to investing millions of pounds to develop a UK Space Centre of Excellence in Ayrshire, Scotland.

NASA’s new satellite, Sentinel-6, will collect measurements of sea-level changes

The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is due to collect measurements of sea-level changes, allowing scientists to predict climate change.

First UK space census to inform future space policy

The first UK space census launches today to survey the diversity of the UK space sector and help inform future space policy. The census launch...


In terms of space research, space agencies place satellites in orbit in order to collect information.

Continuously moving around the Earth, satellites studying the Earth provide information about clouds, land and ice. satellites are also used in earth observation.

Here you can find all the latest research and discovery using satellites.