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Satellite Events for Tonight

On This Day in Space! Feb. 19, 1986: Mir Space Station Launched

On This Day in Space! Feb. 19, 1986: Mir Space Station Launched

Reported by Space.com

On Feb. 19, 1986, the Soviet Union launched the Mir space station. See how it happened here in our On This Day in Space video series....
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:31 +0000

Super Snow Moon Today Is the Biggest Full Moon of 2019

Super Snow Moon Today Is the Biggest Full Moon of 2019

Reported by Space.com

The second installment of this winter's trio of supermoons, sometimes nicknamed the Super Snow Moon, will peak tomorrow morning, so don't forget to step outside and look up tonight....
  • By: Meghan Bartels
  • On: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:20 +0000

British Rocketmaker Orbex Unveils Prototype of Small-Satellite Launcher

British Rocketmaker Orbex Unveils Prototype of Small-Satellite Launcher

Reported by Space.com

UK startup Orbex has unveiled a prototype of its small-satellite launcher, a device that the company hopes will be lofting spacecraft at a rate of once per month by the mid-2020s....
  • By: Tereza Pultarova
  • On: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:13 +0000

How Realistic Are China's Plans to Build a Research Station on the Moon?

How Realistic Are China's Plans to Build a Research Station on the Moon?

Reported by Space.com

The world is still celebrating the historic landing on China's Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon on January 3....
  • By: Joshua Chou, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney
  • On: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:02 +0000

Messier 78 – the NGC 2068 Reflection Nebula

Reported by Universe Today

Located in the Orion Constellation, roughly 13,500 light years from Earth, is the bright reflection nebula known as Messier 78. The post Messier 78 – the NGC 2068 Reflection Nebula appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:12 +0000

Star Wars Lightsaber Academy Is Jedi Boot Camp

Star Wars Lightsaber Academy Is Jedi Boot Camp

Reported by Space.com

Launching in Fall 2019 (priced at $49.99), Star Wars Lightsaber Academy will let you train with up to five Masters in the force -- either Sith or Jedi via an app-connected lightsaber....
  • By: Sherri L. Smith
  • On: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:20 +0000