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Watch Virgin Orbit’s ‘Straight Up’ launch of Space Force satellites live tonight

We’re sorry in advance for getting Paula Abdul stuck in your head today. Virgin Orbit is ready to launch the “Straight Up” mission...

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Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup

Astrix has figured out how to use inflation to deploy a very large surface area from a compact volume, which allows for ease of access to power in...

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AWS sent a Snowcone to space

At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced that it quietly sent one of its AWS Snowcone edge computing and storage devices into space on the...

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Glint Solar’s SaaS is helping developers spin up a pipeline of renewable energy projects

Norwegian startup, Glint Solar, has built a SaaS platform to help developers identify strong contenders for ground-based (or floating) solar projects...

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Ecosia gets a new look as it gears up for an era of green search

More updates from not-for-profit climate action search engine Ecosia: It’s given itself its first major branding refresh since launch back in...

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Starlink adds RV plan that provides roving coverage

staStarlink has added yet another new service tier, its second diversification of its offerings in 2022, after it introduced a Business option...

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U.K. taps Virgin Orbit to launch first satellites from its own soil this summer

The United Kingdom has a small but growing space industry, with the number of space-related organizations increasing by an average of 21 percent each...

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US, UK and EU blame Russia for ‘unacceptable’ Viasat cyberattack

The cyberattack knocked out communications across Ukraine and Eastern Europe as Russia was preparing to invade.

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GPS signals could detect tsunamis better and faster than seismic sensors

GPS networks are already a crucial part of everyday life around the world, but an international team of scientists has found a new, potentially...

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Starlink adds $25/month ‘Portability’ feature that lets users move their internet around

Starlink has introduced a new paid add-on feature that lets customers “temporarily” move their service to different locations —...

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Vyoma is the latest player seeking to prevent satellite collisions with space junk

As you might’ve heard, it’s getting a little crowded in space, between thousand-satellite constellations à la SpaceX’s Starlink and the...

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OneWeb founder Greg Wyler’s new startup wants to launch a ‘sustainable’ satellite mega-constellation

The proliferation of space junk in low Earth orbit is a problem that isn’t going away. Instead, it’s getting worse — a fact that grabbed...

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Hawaiian signs up with Starlink for free in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite communications service has signed its first major airline, Hawaiian, which announced that it would offer free...

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NASA grants $279M to six private satcom providers, including $70M for SpaceX

NASA is deepening its relationship with the commercial space industry, announcing $278.5 million in funding for six American satellite communications...

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‘Always on and watching’: A former Xinjiang prisoner describes life inside China’s detention camps

The rare first-hand account will help lawmakers and prosecutors investigate Chinese technology giants accused of enabling human rights abuses.

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Microsoft seizes domains used by Russian spies to target Ukraine

The tech giant said the Russian hackers were seeking "long-term access" to Ukrainian targets, provide tactical support for Russia's...

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NASA finds two new space-based ways to track climate change

NASA announced the results of two space-based studies observing climate change across the planet.

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Amazon lines up dozens of launches to put thousands of Kuiper satellites in orbit

Amazon is finally taking decisive action on its Kuiper communications satellite constellation, securing the rights to as many as 83 launches from...

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Viasat cyberattack blamed on Russian wiper malware

The newly discovered "AcidRain" is believed to be the seventh strain of wiper malware to target Ukraine since Russia’s invasion.

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Pixxel takes orbital imagery hyperspectral with $25M A round

Orbital imagery is one of the hot categories of the new space industry, but there’s more to it than meets the (human) eye. Pixxel has raised...

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SpaceX’s Starlink prices are going up across the board

SpaceX is raising prices for Starlink, including the price for the hardware kit itself, as well as the monthly fee for service. The price of the kit...

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Subak, which incubates data-for-climate not-for-profits, announces six startups in 2022 cohort

A UK-based incubator focused on non-profit startups that are addressing climate-related challenges through open-source data initiatives has announced...

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CISA, FBI warn of threats to US satellite networks after Viasat cyberattack

Satellite communications are widely used in the U.S., including the aviation, media, government and military, and energy sectors.

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Slingshot Aerospace raises $25M to help satellite operators navigate space traffic

It’s getting a little crowded in low Earth orbit. Between the proliferation of small-scale satellites, massive constellations à la SpaceX’s...

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EU’s ban on Russia Today and Sputnik is now in effect

The EU’s ban on Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik has just gone into effect after the bloc formally adopted the sanctions, meaning media regulators...

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Without sustainable practices, orbital debris will hinder space’s gold rush

Today’s sustainability crisis in space is the result of 60 years of exploration and utilization that have largely ignored the environmental...

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SpaceX successfully launches 47 Starlink satellites

SpaceX is aiming to launch more rockets in 2022 than it has in any year past, and with today’s successful Starlink launch, it’s well on its way...

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Satellite Vu prepares to launch its thermal imaging satellite constellation with $21M A round

Equipped with $21M in new funding, Satellite Vu is almost to send up its initial seven-satellite constellation in 2023 and begin its planned thermal...

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