23rd August 2022
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.
26th July 2022
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.
14th July 2022
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.
14th June 2022
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?
26th April 2022
There are thousands of artificial satellites orbiting Earth, carrying out tasks from navigation to enabling communications to wildfire monitoring. What happens when a satellite reaches the end of its life, though?
There are two main ways old satellites are disposed of: they’re brought back to Earth, or they’re sent further away. We’re going to take a look at those disposal methods here.