Satellite footage indicated an explosion at a Chinese space launch facility

Commercial satellite footage from October 2021 shows that an explosion significantly damaged rocket facilities at China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Gobi Desert’s Jiuquan spaceport supports large orbital launches, including the country’s Shenzhou human spaceflight missions. It was the first of China’s 4 major spaceports to open in 1958. Harry Stranger, a space enthusiast, discovered… Continue reading Satellite footage indicated an explosion at a Chinese space launch facility

According to reports, Elon Musk has extended the timescale for a possible Starlink IPO

Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX operates the Starlink satellite network, which gives internet access to much of the world. It’s a global network of over 1,000 satellites that provides high-speed Internet access from everywhere on the globe. Starlink has over 10,000 customers worldwide and has received regulatory clearance in the UK, Greece,  Australia, and Germany. According to… Continue reading According to reports, Elon Musk has extended the timescale for a possible Starlink IPO

GSAT-24, an Indian satellite, is being tested in a European spaceport before launch

On May 31, the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) issued an important update on its forthcoming mission, which is scheduled to launch on June 22. It’s called GSAT-24, and it is going to launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), ISRO’s commercial subsidiary, designed the… Continue reading GSAT-24, an Indian satellite, is being tested in a European spaceport before launch