Tag Archives: Satellites

Is the Air Force Hiding a Secret New Warplane?

by Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics

Satellites spotted strange objects at a mysterious airfield near Area 51.

A private satellite network has apparently detected what could be a secret fleet of aircraft at a remote airfield in Nevada. An overflight of the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada captured unusual activity on the ground that could be up to a dozen previously unacknowledged military aircraft. If so, this would be the first unofficial confirmation that the U.S. military is flying some new aircraft, manned or unmanned, not officially in the Pentagon’s air arsenal.

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Space Junk Menace: New Guidelines Urged to Help Fight Orbital Debris Threat

by Mike Wall, Space.com

Spacecraft designers and operators need to be proactive, a new organization argues.

The final frontier may need a little taming.

About 2,000 operational satellites currently zoom around Earth, studying our planet’s weather, beaming down telecommunications data and performing a variety of other tasks. But that number has been rising steadily as the costs of building and launching spacecraft fall, and it’s about to make some big leaps.

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Hunting for Mini-Moons: Exomoons Could Have Satellites of Their Own

by Michael Elina, 9to5Spot

Researchers are trying to explore Mini-Moons as they find out that moons may have their own moons as well, Kepler-1625b-i is one of the gigantic alien moon. Newly found by researchers and there is a possibility that it may have sub moons that had a habitable surface once, Kepler-1625b-i locates from earth almost 8,000 light years. Astronomers and researchers make sure that 3,800 exoplanets and planets exits that orbit other stars and it took them a period of about past two decades.

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