UCS Satellite Database Update: More than 2,200 Active Satellites (Union of Concerned Scientists)

New-to-me, and now updated, from the Union of Concerned Scientists: UCS Satellite Database Update: More than 2,200 Active Satellites. “We have updated the UCS Satellite Database, including launches through September 30, 2019. Lots of movement this time, with 209 satellites added and 53 removed for a total of 2,218 actively working satellites. Much of the growth is being driven by the deployment of large commercial satellite systems.”

CNBC: There’s a new database of thousands of jobs at space companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and more

CNBC: There’s a new database of thousands of jobs at space companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and more. “Called ‘Space Talent,’ the database features over 2,900 open jobs listed across 140 companies in the space industry, from engineering to design to administration. Listings include rocket companies like SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic; satellite operators such as SES and Maxar’s Digital Globe, Planet Labs and ICEYE; as well as lunar robotics company Astrobotic.”

New Atlas: Track spacecraft as they talk to Earth in real time with new ESA tool

New Atlas: Track spacecraft as they talk to Earth in real time with new ESA tool. “The European Space Agency has released a new tool that allows space enthusiasts to track their favorite missions in real time as they communicate with ground stations back on Earth. The service provides a range of information on spacecraft and antennae, including how long it takes for a signal to travel between the two, and the distance that separates them.”

Futurism: A New Website Tracks The Just-Launched Solar Sail Spaceship

Futurism: A New Website Tracks The Just-Launched Solar Sail Spaceship . “Last month, a spacecraft called LightSail 2 — which uses a solar sail to propel itself using sunlight — was sent into space. Now a new website run by The Planetary Society, the space research organization that developed the solar sail, publishes every update it sends down.”

CNET: NASA teams with Google to create huge, stunning visual universe

CNET: NASA teams with Google to create huge, stunning visual universe. “The NASA visual universe was created via machine learning, which analysed the space agency’s extensive archives to present its images in an awe-inspiring constellation. Drilling down into the extensive archives allows you to see over 150,000 images all clustered into individual categories from ‘astronauts’ to ‘hubble’ to ‘Discovery’ and ‘Independence Day’. “

Australian Defence Magazine: New website to explain space law

Australian Defence Magazine: New website to explain space law. “The space industry is set to benefit from expert guidance from University of Adelaide lawyers on Australian and international laws that regulate their activities. The Australian Navigational Guide Explaining Laws for Space (ANGELS) website will be created in a project of the same name, by the University’s Adelaide Law School and law firm International Aerospace Law and Policy Group (IALPG). A grant of nearly $100,000 from the Law Foundation of SA has financed the project.”