Latest Satellite flare Stories
Sky watchers should be alert for flares from NASA's NanoSail-D.
By Maggie Gill-Austern Last Monday night, I had a date with Envisat, the European Space Agency's Earth-watching satellite. At about 9:20, I got up, put on my shoes and went outside to wait on the sidewalk outside my apartment, looking up at the sky.
Iridium Satellite -- The Iridium satellite constellation is also a system of 66 active communication satellites and spares around the earth. Named for the element Iridium, it was originally to have 77 active satellites, but was later redesigned to have its current number, though the name was retained. Iridium allowed worldwide voice and data communications using handheld devices. The Iridium service once failed financially and the earth stations were shut down. Its financial...
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