Thursday, July 29


Espacio, satelites, Telstar, Telstar 1

Telstar 1: 77 kilos that changed satellite communication | Digital Trends Spanish

More than 3,000 satellites orbit the Earth, whether for scientific, commercial or military purposes. It is becoming more and more common for private companies to ship their own devices without resorting to government agencies. Elon Musk knows this well with his Starlink network. However, the turning point occurred more than half a century ago with Telstar 1, the world's first private satellite. Launched by NASA on July 10, 1962, Telstar 1 was the hub of the first privately sponsored space mission. The project involved Bell Telephone Laboratories as developer, AT&T and NASA as operators, as well as GPO (later British Telecom) from the UK, and PPT from France. Its successful launch marked a turning point for the development of commercial satellite communication, since until then it wa...
alemania, alianza, Antisatélites, Armas, atlantico norte, centro espacial, China, Espacio, Noticias, otan, rusia, satelites, sistemas

NATO to open new space center to protect satellites | Digital Trends Spanish

NATO defense ministers plan to approve this week the creation of a new space center in Ramstein, Germany, to monitor and protect satellites, different news agencies reported. Already in December, the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization assured that space would thus become their "fifth domain" of operations, after land, sea, air and cyberspace. "This will be a crucial point in ensuring space support for NATO operations, sharing information and coordinating our activities," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Concern for China and Russia This initiative is part of the alliance's efforts to stay at the forefront in this sector, especially due to concerns about the “increasingly aggressive” behavior by China and Russia in space. The concern is about an eventual ...
China, Espacio, Estados Unidos, Noticias, Orbita de la Tierra, rusia, satelites, Union of Concerned Scientists

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? | Digital Trends Spanish

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is the site that keeps the official count of the number of satellites that orbit the Earth and also the technical details of each of them, starting with the country they represent and where they were manufactured. According to this extensive database, which is updated every year, and whose last renewal was on April 1, 2020, there were a total of 2,666 satellites in space, of which 1,918 were in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Recently, both Elon Musk's Starlink company, which promises to bring low-cost satellite internet to developing countries, and Amazon are the ones that have used the space spectrum the most. The overpopulation of satellites is precisely something that worries the experts: “Space may seem infinite, but the opportunitie...
Escocia, Espacio, Noticias, Puerto Espacial, satelites, Sutherland

Scotland will have its first spaceport for launches | Digital Trends Spanish

It will no longer just be Loch Ness, as Scotland will have a new scientific attraction, after the construction of the UK's first spaceport was approved. Scotland's Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) development agency decided to authorize the creation of Space Hub Sutherland on land owned by Melness Crofters Estate on the A 'Mhòine peninsula, south of Tongue. The decision means that small commercial satellites and launch vehicles designed and manufactured in Scotland could take off from Sutherland in the next few years. According to the site The Northern Times "Up to 12 launches per year will be allowed from the spaceport, which will include a control center, 2.5 km of highway and a launch pad, occupying a total of just over 10 acres of the 740-acre site." Scottish Government ...
Amazon, Espacio, Jeff Bezos, Noticias, Proyecto Kuiper, satelites

Approved: Amazon can operate its constellation of satellites | Digital Trends Spanish

Jeff Bezos' longing to put into orbit a constellation of 3,236 satellites that broadcast broadband internet to the entire planet, can now become a reality. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved (5-0) the Amazon Kuiper Project, which will have an investment of more than $ 10,000,000 dollars. This authorization accelerates the space internet race between e-commerce giant and SpaceX by Elon Musk with his Starlink satellite connection project. The initiative seeks to build a constellation of satellites in a low Earth orbit that will provide "a reliable and affordable broadband service that will expand internet access in the United States and in hard-to-reach communities around the world," he said. Amazon in a press release. "The Kuiper Project wil...