Satellites

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Iranian satellite launched by Russia could be used for Ukraine surveillance
Tehran denies Khayyam satellite will be under Russian control, despite reported admission by Moscow

Andrew Roth in Moscow

09, Aug, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Satellite firm bailed out by UK to be taken over by French rival
OneWeb, touted by Boris Johnson as a potential rival to Elon Musk’s Starlink, provides communications services

Kalyeena Makortoff

24, Jul, 2022 @3:33 PM

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Satellite imagery shows air pollution rise in tropical ‘megacities’
A new study uses satellites to measure pollution in African and Asian cities where there is little on-the-ground data collection

Gary Fuller

03, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Orbital space around Earth must be protected amid rise in satellites, say scientists
Calls for rules akin to environmental regulations to reduce risk of collisions and preserve night sky

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Witnessing atrocities in real time in Ukraine is changing everything
Daily on-the-ground evidence makes it more straightforward for the International Criminal Court to indict Vladimir Putin with war crimes

Chris Stephen

10, Apr, 2022 @8:15 AM

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UK-backed OneWeb to use rival SpaceX rockets after Russian ban
Satellite firm to partner with Elon Musk’s company after being forced to abandon launch plans in Russia

Alex Hern Technology editor

21, Mar, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Spacewatch: Astroscale to lead Esa space collision avoidance study
With tens of thousands of satellites planned for launch, efficient space traffic management is vital

Stuart Clark

18, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How satellites may hold the key to the methane crisis
A new generation of detectors will be many times better at tracking discharges of the dangerous greenhouse gas

Jocelyn Timperley

06, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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SpaceX to lose up to 40 Starlink satellites after geomagnetic storm
Elon Musk’s firm says 80% of the satellites it launched last week are expected to burn up instead of reaching orbit

Donna Lu

09, Feb, 2022 @7:37 AM

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US satellite firm’s takeover of Inmarsat ‘not a step-in-and-steal deal’
Viasat says it ‘isn’t about ripping out cost to make the numbers’, and it has longstanding relationship in UK

Mark Sweney

30, Jan, 2022 @2:25 PM

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Virgin Orbit California rocket launch paves way for UK lift-off
Rocket strapped to wing of 747 takes off from California space port to launch site above Pacific

Stuart Clark

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How satellites can dramatically improve ability to prepare for flooding
Saturated earth has a greater gravitational pull – satellites can monitor these changes day to day

Kate Ravilious

11, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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