Kilonova gravitational-wave captured

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event as two neutron stars merged in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130-million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. On 27 August 2017, the space agency’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope picked up a pulse of high-energy light from a powerful […]

High-performance computing experiment to advance space travel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NASA have recently launched a supercomputer to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a one-year experiment to test high-performance computing in space conditions. The high-performance commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer system is called the “Spaceborne Computer”. It is unique in that it relies on software hardening, as opposed to […]

Cassini – a solar system grand finale

  As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spends its last few weeks in orbit around Saturn before making a controlled impact with the planet in what NASA dubbed Cassini’s “grand finale,” scientists and engineers who helped launch the mission 20 years ago are thrilled with the success of the massive probe they helped dispatch to one of […]

Report offers global satellite industry snapshot

  The Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a trade association representing the commercial satellite industry, has recently released its State of the Satellite Report June 2017, reporting on global satellite industry data from 2016. The report has been prepared by consultancy Bryce Space and Technology, and is based on proprietary surveys, in-depth public information, and independent […]

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