How many satellites orbiting the Earth in 2019?

Download this page in PDF format This is our update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth at the start of 2019. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space, maintained … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like to see the 2019 update, please click here. This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index … Continue reading

Chinese Satellites Going Up, Chinese Satellite Coming Down

Download this page in PDF format It’s been a busy weekend for the Chinese space industry! On Saturday the China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched three new high resolution Gaofen-1 optical Earth Observation satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre … Continue reading

Space is Hard Work!

Download this page in PDF format Space is unpredictable. Things don’t always go as planned. Over the last few weeks some of the difficulties of working in space have been highlighted. Gaofen 10 The start of September did not go … Continue reading

The Reality of Gravity

Download this page in PDF format Space debris has hit the entertainment headlines recently, with the film Gravity winning various awards; it deals with the aftermath of a space debris collision with the International Space Station. So is the film … Continue reading