New ISS Comms Relay Satellites To ArriveAccording to SpaceNews’ latest report, SpaceLink currently plans to develop a relay constellation of four rockets. These new aircraft will be stationed in medium Earth orbit. The space agency explained that these spacecraft are specifically designed to support low-orbit satellites.
In this handout photo provided by NASA, STS-115 mission specialists Astronauts Daniel C. Burbank (Bottom) and Steven G. MacLean, representing the Canadian Space Agency (Top), participate in the second of three scheduled space walks on the International Space Station on September 13, 2006.
“Comparing to what we know about the Ka-band RF single-access service, SpaceLink will provide a similar high capacity 100-600 [megabits per second (Mbps)] service for RF users,” said Singh.
In other news, SpaceX is also achieving greater space innovations than before. These include its upcoming Starship’s orbital flight, which will be the first one of the giant rocket.
Recent ISS Accident Might Be More Serious
Gizmodo reported that the recent Nauka incident, which showed the International Space Station out of its original position, could be more serious than people expect.
Initial reports revealed that ISS backflipped around 45 degrees. However, this claim is now being questioned as new results show that ISS spun around 540 degrees.
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Written by: Griffin Davis