The US is going to cut exports of space equipment and tools to Russia by half. Ironically, it is time for Roscosmos to seriously consider the possible prospects of space launches using balloons and trampolines alone.
In honor of the James Webb Space Telescope’s launch, we decided to write an essay series dedicated to the observatories that allow us to reveal the secrets of our universe. In this part, we will talk about the emergence of the first observatories and early attempts to send telescopes into space.
Our ancestors used fixed geographic objects like rivers and mountain ranges as landmarks. They also, of course, used the stars in the sky, and it was our fascination with these that gave impetus to the start of the era of satellite navigation. But there was a long way to go to reach that point.
Stratollite is a portmanteau of “stratosphere” and “satellite.” This relatively lower-altitude, unmanned device is equipped with cameras and equipment that allows it to monitor the Earth, measure changes on the surface, and thereby provide more accurate weather and natural disaster predictions.
Satellite telecommunications is a sector of the new space economy where companies provide wireless signal reception and transmission services. Internet of Things (IoT), DTH (Direct-to-Home) television, and high-speed data transmission are all becoming a part of our lives thanks to SATCOM companies.
The space services industry is one of the most well-developed areas of the new space economy. Suborbital tourism, the market for streaming services and high-speed data transmission, satellite monitoring, and the exploration of new natural resource deposits are commercial services in space.
With the further digitalization of our world, New Space will only increase its presence in all areas of the global economy. Today, we will talk about the companies applying new space technologies, and how they will be able to shape our tomorrow.
There are up to 250,000 objects in space. Most of these are space junk. Scientists and satellite operators are already criticizing the irresponsible use of space. To what extent is congestion in space a problem today, and where can this lead in the future? Let’s consider the facts.