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Satellite Constellation

What are Satellite Constellations?

Satellite constellations are a cluster of similar artificial satellites, by type and function, designed to operate in similar and complementary orbits for a shared purpose, under shared control.  How are Satellites used in Astronomy? These constellations are used for a variety of purposes like navigation and geodesy, satellite telephony, or Earth Observation. A mega-constellation is…

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It’s Time to Rethink The Outer Space Treaty

While we continue to have global political disagreements, space exploration is often considered a way for countries to collectively work for the advancement of human race. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, Earth’s first artificial satellite into the low earth orbit. With this achievement, human civilization entered into a new…

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China’s Second (Artificial) Moon

As the world strives to meet power demands with increasingly strained global resources, the Chinese government is seeking relief in an artificial moon. Its plan to launch a satellite to illuminate the sky that began in 2013 is one of the most ambitious projects that has been declared in the National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship…

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