satellites

 
​Hackers will find life a little harder as Chinese satellite safeguard communications
​Hackers will find life a little harder as Chinese satellite safeguard communications
Text and email messages can be read, regardless of advances in encryption. The world woke up to this fact when Edward Snowden revealed the extent...
Small is big in the realm of satellites
Small is big in the realm of satellites
Cubes, slightly smaller than loaves of bread, are the new manna in heaven, and are being launched into orbit in increasing numbers.
SA wants more eyes in the sky
SA wants more eyes in the sky
South Africa will launch its latest earth observation satellite in 2019, Sandile Malinga, chief executive of the South African National Space...
Nasa puts new communications satellite into orbit
Nasa puts new communications satellite into orbit
The 19-storey tall Atlas 5 rocket, built and launched by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin...
Suddenly Africa is looking up
Suddenly Africa is looking up
Boredom is an under-appreciated and misunderstood tool in scientific innovation. Albert Einstein was pushing paper in a patent office when he...
Nigeria launches spy satellites into orbit
Nigeria launches spy satellites into orbit
Nigeria has launched two satellites into orbit with the aim of using them for a range of tasks, including disaster monitoring and security, a...
Satellites to be cleared from Earth's orbit by German robots
Satellites to be cleared from Earth's orbit by German robots
Robots that rescue failing satellites and push "dead" ones into outer space should be ready in four years, it has emerged. Experts described the...

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