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2010-09-07 06:25:00

The European Union executive commission is not providing adequate support to the European space sector, which is in close competition with US space agency NASA, Astrium chairman Francois Augue said during an interview published on Monday. "Every country is backing its industry, except Europe," argued Augue in the French finance paper Les Echos. "If Brussels implements the policy that is being developed, it will ultimately mean the end of Europe's space industry presence on the world scene."...

2010-08-31 11:00:00

Just as we grow used to satellite navigation in everyday life, media reports argue that a coming surge in solar activity could render satnav devices useless, perhaps even frying satellites themselves. Is it true? No. It is a fact that variations in the gigantic unshielded fusion reactor we call the Sun have effects that extend far out into the Solar System. And the solar activity follows a roughly 11-year "Ëœsunspot cycle'. That means the next "Ëœsolar maximum' "“...

2010-08-18 08:00:00

SHANGHAI, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On August 1, China launched the fifth Beidou (or Compass) navigation satellite into space, moving it one step closer to its goal of building a navigation & positioning satellite network. This is the third Compass satellite launched this year, following launches on January 17 and June 2. The development of this system follows a "three-step" strategy and is getting more mature in terms of civil and commercial uses. Its rapid growth has drawn close...

2010-07-19 07:36:00

SHANGHAI, July 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On June 2, 2010, China successfully launched the 4th BeiDou navigation satellite into the pre-designated orbit, symbolizing that China has made another important step forward in building the BeiDou (COMPASS) Navigation Satellite System. As is known to all, satellite navigation and positioning systems are the key strategic infrastructure for information, and have influenced the process of social civilization and changed people's ideas about life, time...

2010-07-15 12:30:00

VIENNA, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has opened a Global Positioning System (GPS) exhibit as a part of the Permanent Space Exhibit of the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria to emphasize the importance of satellite navigation technology serving millions of citizens around the globe. The GPS constellation works in concert with ground receivers to provide position, navigation and timing information to military and civilian users anywhere in the world. GPS...

2010-07-13 07:28:42

NASA's Juno spacecraft will be forging ahead into a treacherous environment at Jupiter with more radiation than any other place NASA has ever sent a spacecraft, except the sun. In a specially filtered cleanroom in Denver, where Juno is being assembled, engineers recently added a unique protective shield around its sensitive electronics. New pictures of the assembly were released today. "Juno is basically an armored tank going to Jupiter," said Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator,...

2010-07-12 15:02:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Orthocare Innovations has been selected by R&D Magazine to receive its prestigious R&D 100 Award. Orthocare Innovations received this award for its Galileo(TM) system, a novel approach for measuring, analyzing and reporting the function of persons who have experienced lower limb loss, injury or disease. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/DA33752LOGO) (Logo:...

2010-07-07 08:50:00

A start-up company supported by ESA's Business Incubation Centre has developed a new mobile phone indoor navigation system, which will soon help the six million annual visitors find their way around at the largest exhibition center in Paris. This navigation system, developed by Insiteo, is especially effective for large inside spaces such as exhibition grounds, because the vast, complicated layouts of such tradeshows can be confusing.  Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, with its 575,000...

2010-06-21 06:22:10

Young engineers and scientists from all over the world will gather this summer in Denmark to study navigation by satellite, devising new scientific and technical improvements, products and services. A jury of experts from several European universities and Stanford University will select the best proposals. ESA is the organizer of an international summer school on global navigation satellite systems such as GPS, GLONASS, COMPASS and Galileo. This year's school is being held 1"“10...

2010-06-20 07:31:31

One might find that Jupiter's moon Europa to have extraterrestrial life after fossil-hunting on the icy surface. "A prospector sent there could possibly find extraterrestrial life within our lifetimes," planetary scientist Richard Greenberg at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in Tucson told Space.com. A global ocean that may be about 100 miles deep envelops Europa.  An icy crust of unknown thickness overlies this ocean, although some estimates say that it is...

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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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