North Korea plans to launch a satellite into orbit later this month, the rogue state announced today.
“In the announcement attributed to a spokesman for the Korean Committee for Space Technology, North Korea said the rocket would carry a ‘polar-orbiting earth observation satellite’ for ‘peaceful scientific and technological’ purposes,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
In a statement released today, the State Department says the launch “would be a highly provocative act that threatens [...]
A 19-year-old Egyptian university student called Aisha Mustafa has invented a propulsion device intended to offer spacecrafts a new method and cheaper means of energy consumption.
The propulsion device promises chances of using quantum physics and chemical reactions in artificial satellites, instead of the current radioactive-based jets and ordinary rocket engines.
Mustafa’s device is based on a scientific mix between quantum physics, space technology, chemical reactions and electrical sciences.
Mustafa said the inventions generates energy [...]
The European Space Agency says it has completed what it calls the largest digital camera ever built for a space mission – a one billion pixel array camera that will help create a three-dimensional picture of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Set to be launched onboard the ESA’s galaxy-mapping Gaia mission in 2013, the digital camera was “mosaicked together from 106 separate electronic detectors.” ESA says that Gaia’s [...]