November 3, 2014
An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28. The spectacular explosion left little of the craft or cargo.
September 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014—In the absolute silence of space, a special group of satellites circles our planet in a fast, low earth orbit, their cameras and sensors point toward Earth as they record endless data and images of storm systems and weather patterns moving across the globe below. Back on the ground, hidden in a
September 25, 2014
Two observation satellites reached Mars this week: NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft and India’s Mangalyaan orbiter. Both satellites have a remote sensing mission, with multiple instruments on board to study the planet and its atmosphere.
September 24, 2014
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 19, 2014—Under a new contract with the U.S. Air Force, PlanetiQ LLC will provide an adaptable on-orbit platform for hosting U.S. government payloads as a subcontractor to Millennium Engineering and Integration Company. PlanetiQ, which plans to launch the first commercial constellation of weather and climate satellites, and Millennium are partnering under a