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The Sun and Moon Today

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Satellite Events for Tonight

Virgin Orbit launches 10 satellites to orbit in landmark test flight

Virgin Orbit launches 10 satellites to orbit in landmark test flight

Reported by Space.com

Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket reached orbit today (Jan. 17) on its second test flight — and also successfully deployed 10 satellites....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 22:53 +0000

SpaceX will launch its 1st Starlink satellites of 2021 on Monday. Here's how to watch.

SpaceX will launch its 1st Starlink satellites of 2021 on Monday. Here's how to watch.

Reported by Space.com

SpaceX will launch its first batch of Starlink satellites in 2021 on Monday (Jan. 18) to expand the company's growing megaconstellation and you can watch the action live online. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 20:35 +0000

Watch live Monday: SpaceX to launch 1st Starlink mission of 2021

Watch live Monday: SpaceX to launch 1st Starlink mission of 2021

Reported by Space.com

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the first Starlink satellite fleet of 2021 on Monday (Jan. 18) and you can watch it live online here, courtesy of SpaceX....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 19:51 +0000

'Old Faithful' galaxy has brilliant outbursts every 114 days

'Old Faithful' galaxy has brilliant outbursts every 114 days

Reported by Space.com

An "Old Faithful"-like event in space may shed light on the nature of stars nearby supermassive black holes embedded in galaxies....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 12:48 +0000

How do stars die?

How do stars die?

Reported by Space.com

Surprisingly, the fate of a star is easy to predict. All you need to know is how big it is....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 12:47 +0000

On This Day in Space! Jan. 17, 1985: Final Aerobee sounding rocket launched

On This Day in Space! Jan. 17, 1985: Final Aerobee sounding rocket launched

Reported by Space.com

On Jan. 17, 1985, the United States launched its 1,037th and final Aerobee rocket. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 17 Jan 2021 12:00 +0000