Satellites

23rd August 2022

What the Eutelsat Quantum reprogrammable satellite could mean for space

What the Eutelsat Quantum reprogrammable satellite could mean for space

Given our work with satellite connectivity, we’re always interested in new space industry developments at Darwin. We’re excited to see that Eutelsat Quantum, Europe’s first completely reprogrammable commercial satellite, is now in use.

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2nd August 2022

Darwin at the Farnborough International Airshow

Darwin at the Farnborough International Airshow

We had the pleasure of attending the Farnborough Airshow 2022 this July: the first time the airshow had taken place in four years. The event was held from 18 to 22 July, and Darwin went along with ESA and UKSA to demonstrate some of the things we’ve achieved together.

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26th July 2022

What is space debris?

What is space debris?

Space is vast and largely empty, but the space around our planet is becoming increasingly cluttered. In today’s post, we’re talking about what space debris is, why it’s a problem and how it can be kept under control.

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14th July 2022

What is the James Webb Space Telescope?

What is the James Webb Space Telescope?

NASA has released the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, creating a stir across the planet. We make use of Earth satellites at Darwin, so our involvement with space is closer to home, but we’re still excited about this new glimpse into our universe. Here’s a quick look at the new space telescope.

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14th June 2022

How are satellites powered?

How are satellites powered?

Satellites often stay operational for years, in an environment where it would be enormously difficult and expensive to pop by and change the batteries. That raises an obvious question: where do satellites get their energy from?

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