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The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of

Despite its lack of name recognition, the NGA’s (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) headquarters is the third-largest building in the Washington metropolitan area, bigger than the CIA headquarters and the U.S. 29 more words

Foreign Policy

Bill Gates Has Started a New Crusade to Save the World

Some of the world’s most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent from satellites each day—and make it freely available for humanitarian and environmental causes. 839 more words


Satellite Industry is gearing up for the next revolution in Communications

By Zahid Ghadialy*

I have been talking about the role of satellites in future communications on my blog and various industry fora. While most of the telecom industry is focussed on 5G, it’s good to see that the satellite industry is getting ready for the next revolution. 470 more words


Gigantic Aircraft Backed By Tech Billionaire Paul Allen May Fly Soon

The massive Stratolaunch airplane backed by billionaire Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace may take flight this year, according to report by tech news site GeekWire. 250 more words


Metals Can Grow Whiskers!?

I was scrolling through social media when I came across this Instagram post. I found this very interesting and thought I would try to summarise it here for you too read. 435 more words

Materials Science

Space junk?

Our newspaper reported the problem of space vehicles threatened by the remains of rockets and satellites, orbiting or floating indefinitely in space with no atmosphere to break them down. 725 more words