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2014-10-14 23:02:21

Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems business area has been competitively selected to develop and build a next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite for the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program. SPARKS, Nev. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce SNC's Space Systems based in Louisville, Colorado, has been competitively selected to develop and build a next-generation science and technology demonstration...

2014-10-09 23:11:16

The re-energized site provides a user-friendly experience with improved navigation, functionality, and user access to detailed satellite internet products and services information. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Squire Tech Solutions updates website with extensive satellite product and service information to help customers and partners understand the complete range of satellite internet communication solutions. Technical data, videos, images, and application information is...

2014-10-07 12:37:53

DUBLIN, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 A fixed satellite service (FSS) is a satellite service that uses geosynchronous satellites for broadcasting purposes such as TV and radio, telecommunications, and satellite communication used by government and military organizations. An FSS offers services under two...

world space week 2014
2014-10-05 05:59:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The contribution of satellite navigation to society is serving as the theme of World Space Week 2014, the annual event where astronomy enthusiasts from across the globe pay tribute to how the international space industry has helped to make our lives better. According to the United Nations (UN), World Space Week – which is marking its 15th anniversary this year – is “an annual global celebration of the contributions of space...

2014-10-01 08:38:20

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) ("UrtheCast" or the "Company") is extremely pleased to announce that it has acquired access to the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) for the purpose of increasing its data downlink capacity and speed. As a robust constellation of communication satellites and ground stations for space communication, it is designed to increase the time spacecraft are in communication with the ground and improve the amount of data that can...

2014-09-30 08:40:17

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Fixed Satellite ServiceA fixed satellite service (FSS) is a satellite service that uses geosynchronous satellites for broadcasting purposes such as TV and radio, telecommunications, and satellite communication used by government and military organizations. An FSS offers services under two major category: wholesale services and managed services. The satellites used for FSS generally have a low power output. In addition, they require larger...

2014-09-28 23:01:28

Global Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) Market 2014-2018 a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 One of the emerging trends in this market is the increase in the utilization rate of transponders. Because of government regulations and market consolidation, the capacity of C-band and Ku-band is expected to decline by 3 percent during the forecast period. Hence, the transponder utilization of the existing satellites will increase...

international space station
2014-09-25 12:43:08

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA The International Space Station has been called a stepping stone to other worlds. NASA hasn't forgotten, however, that the behemoth space station is also on the doorstep of Earth. "We're seeing the space station come into its own as an Earth-observing platform," says Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station Program. "It has a different orbit than other Earth-observing satellites. It's closer to Earth, and it sees Earth at...

2014-09-23 16:30:24

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Mobile Satellite ServicesMobile satellite services refer to the provision of telecommunication services with the use of satellites. Mobile satellite services facilitate mobile communication beyond the range constraints of terrestrial wireless systems. This makes the provision of mobile-to-fixed and mobile-to-mobile voice and data communications possible using ground facilities, geostationary (GEO) satellite networks, and low earth orbit...

2014-09-12 16:20:49

PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the Optus 10 satellite, designed and built for Optus, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite will begin firing its main...


Latest Satellite Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

NEAR-Shoemaker Mission -- The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous - Shoemaker (NEAR Shoemaker), renamed after its launch in honor of Gene Shoemaker, is an unmanned spacecraft designed to study the near-Earth asteroid Eros from close orbit over a period of a year. The primary scientific objectives of NEAR were to return data on the bulk properties, composition, mineralogy, morphology, internal mass distribution and magnetic field of Eros. Secondary objectives include studies of regolith...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lagrangian Point -- In Lagrangian mechanics, a Lagrangian point (or L-point) is one of five positions in space where the gravitational fields of two bodies of substantial but differing mass combine to form a point at which a third body of negligible mass would be stationary relative to the two bodies. Bodies at the L-point will not move relative to the parent bodies if they are not perturbed by other gravitational forces. They are sometimes also referred to as libration points. The...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Orbit -- An orbit is the path that an object makes around another object under the influence of some force. The classical example is that of the solar system, where the Earth, other planets, asteroids, comets, and smaller pieces of rubble are in orbit around the Sun; and moons are in orbit around planets. These days, many artificial satellites are in orbit around the Earth. Understanding orbits There are a few common ways of understanding orbits. -- As the object moves, it...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.