Arianespace will launch dozens of OneWeb satellites on a Soyuz rocket tonight. Here’s how to watch.

A Soyuz rocket will carry 34 more broadband satellites for OneWeb to space, and you can watch the launch live. Arianespace‘s first mission of the year will launch Soyuz Flight VS27 from French Guiana at 1:09 p.m. EST (3:09 p.m. local time, or 1809 GMT) on Thursday (Feb. 10). “The total duration of the mission … Read more

Powerful Geomagnetic Storm Sends Dozens of SpaceX Satellites to a Fiery Doom

A powerful geomagnetic storm has doomed 40 Starlink satellites launched by SpaceX last week, the company has announced. Elon Musk‘s company launched a Falcon 9 rocket bearing the 49 satellites from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday (Feb. 3), but a geomagnetic storm that struck a day later sent the satellites plummeting back toward Earth, … Read more

Whiteflies have acquired dozens of genes from plants they eat

A major crop pest has 50 genes that appear to originate from plants, and it might use them to detoxify plants’ chemical defences Life 27 January 2022 By Jake Buehler Silverleaf whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) Nigel Cattlin / Alamy Whiteflies appear to have taken the saying “you are what you eat” somewhat literally. New research suggests … Read more