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How Space Technology Animates Hollywood
2012-06-05 09:29:19

If you´ve been to see Wrath of the Titans, then you´ve watched it in action. A computer programmer is using software he developed to control spacecraft to help animators make more realistic computer games and movies. Originally designed to help guide satellites, the software now helps computers to render human movements smoothly and realistically. It turns out that movements controlled effortlessly by our brains — picking up a cup, touching our toes or doing a little...

2011-04-07 08:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) at next week's National Space Symposium will showcase mission-critical space technology and electronics that supports space launch vehicles and satellites. The National Space Symposium takes place at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs from April 11-14, 2011. Goodrich (booth 608) will have on display a model of the ORS-1 satellite. Scheduled to be delivered to Wallops Island Flight Facility, VA this month, the...

2010-08-30 15:05:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will build the next generation commercial remote-sensing satellite for DigitalGlobe, provider of the world's highest resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products. Ball Aerospace previously built the trio of DigitalGlobe satellites currently on orbit including QuickBird launched in 2001, WorldView-1 launched in 2007, and WorldView-2 launched in 2009. WorldView-3, anticipated...

2009-11-13 07:15:00

DENVER, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Many have tried to develop new and unique forms of propulsion over the past 100 years and virtually all have been disproven. In 2006, however, Aries Propulsion Research Labs (APR Labs) introduced a new method of propulsion technology labeled Omni-Directional Propulsion ("ODP"). The method was created by designer Chris B. Hewatt and was first published on the United States Patent and Trade Organization (USPTO) Web site as publication 20060230847. Since its...

2009-10-21 05:05:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first images taken by the WorldView-2 remote-sensing satellite designed and built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. for DigitalGlobe were released on October 20 - just 11 days after the satellite's successful launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. DigitalGlobe released images of Love Field Airport near Dallas and the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. More refinements to early-stage images are anticipated as the...

2009-10-08 15:50:00

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. WorldView-2 remote-sensing satellite designed and built for DigitalGlobe successfully launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 11:51 a.m. PDT, on board a Boeing Delta II rocket. WorldView-2 joins its sister satellites built by Ball Aerospace: WorldView-1 launched in 2007, and QuickBird launched in 2001. The satellite trio is expected to bring unsurpassed agility, capacity,...

2009-08-05 06:03:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully completed environmental testing for the WorldView-2 remote sensing satellite built for DigitalGlobe and has begun post-environmental performance testing. WorldView-2 is the third satellite Ball Aerospace has built for DigitalGlobe's constellation of commercial remote sensing satellites. The satellite is scheduled to launch October 6, 2009, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif....

2009-02-24 08:05:00

Third Sub-Meter Remote Sensing Satellite Completes Significant Milestone; Begins System-Level Testing LONGMONT, Colo., BOULDER, Colo. and ROCHESTER N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of high-resolution world imagery solutions, today announced that the WorldView-2 remote sensing instrument, provided by ITT Corporation's Space Systems Division, has been integrated by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. into the WorldView-2 spacecraft and...

Latest Control moment gyroscope Reference Libraries

2010-09-27 17:20:27

A gyroscope uses the principles of conservation and angular momentum to measure and maintain orientation. The mechanical gyroscope is a spinning wheel or disk whose axle is free to take any orientation. The gyroscope's high rate of spin allows for large angular momentum which makes the orientation changes much more responsive to a given external torque. There is also the electronic, microchip-packaged MEMS gyroscope, solid state ring laser and fiber optic gyroscope, as well as the extremely...

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