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Space Weather Damaging Satellites
2013-09-16 14:32:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists say space weather could be causing some satellite malfunctions due to high-energy electrons. Space weather is a biproduct of solar activity. When an eruption takes place on the sun's surface, it ejects charged particles which sometimes head straight towards Earth. MIT researchers writing in the journal Space Weather say this phenomenon is causing some geostationary satellites to experience failures despite efforts to protect...

Running On Fumes
2012-07-04 16:41:34

When you consider the cost of launching a satellite, it´s small wonder that ESA is looking to keep them working as long as possible. For satellites offering communications services that are bought and paid for, this extended life is critical. Now there is a solution. Communication satellites are often placed in the unique ℠geostationary orbit´, almost 36 000 km above the equator where their speed matches Earth´s 24-hour spin. From our viewpoint, they appear to sit...

2011-04-26 02:13:00

SEOUL, South Korea, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) announced that it will start the full-operation and the related official data distribution service of GOCI(Geostationary Ocean Color Imager), one of the three main payloads in COMS(Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite) also known as 'Chollian', which was launched in June 27 last year, beginning April 20 after its 9-month-long test operation. Considering that the...

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2010-07-26 09:45:00

When American space pioneer, Dr Robert L Forward, proposed in 1984 a way of greatly improving satellite telecommunications using a new family of orbits, some claimed it was impossible. But now engineers at the University of Strathclyde's Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory have proved that Forward was right. The late Dr Forward - a renowned physicist who worked in the United States and from his second home in Scotland - believed it was possible to use 'displaced orbits' to deploy more...

2010-03-15 09:30:08

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) and Dutch Space BV have joined forces to develop and exploit an innovative small geostationary platform that is specifically designed to utilize excess launch vehicle capacity, creating opportunities for lower cost geostationary missions. Under a teaming agreement announced today, SSTL will market the Dutch Space CX2 satellite platform under the name GMP-CX as part of its geostationary mission product range. Measuring just 1.25m high and with a...

2009-03-03 14:20:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) developed by NASA for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), called GOES-O, arrived this morning by a C17 military cargo aircraft at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility from the manufacturing plant in El Segundo, Calif. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The GOES-O satellite is targeted to launch April...

2005-12-13 13:23:16

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon acquisitions chief Kenneth Krieg has decided to continue a Lockheed Martin Corp. missile-warning satellite program after a restructuring that will cut two satellites from the multibillion-dollar plan, according to a copy of his letter to Congress. Krieg told the Senate Armed Services Committee the Space Based Infrared System High program was "essential to the national security," there were no cheaper alternatives, and new cost...


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