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Showing posts with label launching satellites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label launching satellites. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NASA: India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits


India’s satellite destruction test put 400 pieces of debris into unknown orbits, claims NASA


Article Excerpt: "... India’s recent demonstration of its orbital defense capabilities scattered more than 400 pieces into various orbits, endangering the International Space Station and other emplacements, according to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. He called the test a “terrible, terrible thing..."


Reference: techcrunch.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company breaking ground on Alabama engine plant


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company breaking ground on Alabama engine plant


Article Excerpt: "... The plant to be located in Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park will manufacture Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine, which will power the next generation of rockets produced by United Launch Alliance in nearby Decatur. The engine, powered by liquid oxygen and liquefied natural gas, will end America’s reliance on a Russian engine for launching satellites ..."


Reference: www.al.com