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2014-03-26 12:22:01

Flawless Journey to Orbit Used Industry's Most Powerful Electric Propulsion System SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency

2014-03-24 23:25:03

The M2M satellite communications market majorly focuses on technology, communication, network devices, services, global adoption trends, future growth potential, key drivers, restraints, &

2014-03-18 23:23:55

Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market majorly focuses on solutions, masses, applications, verticals, & regions.

Massive Eastern US Cool Down Shown On New Satellite Movie
2014-03-14 13:17:37

Three days of satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite were compiled into an animation that showed the progression of the storm system that drastically changed temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US from spring-like warmth to the bitter cold of winter.

2014-03-14 12:31:04

DALLAS, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on the "M2M Satellite Communication Market [VSAT, AIS, Satellite Telemetry, Satellite

Reducing Satellite Battery Debris Threat
2014-03-13 14:19:05

Across a satellite’s working life, batteries keep the craft’s heart beating whenever it leaves sunlight. But after its mission ends, those same batteries may threaten catastrophe.

2014-03-13 08:21:59

DALLAS, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com offers "Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market [Geographic Information system, Payload, Space Science, Satellite

Acquiring Signals From A Speeding Satellite
2014-03-07 14:51:31

oaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately than ever before.

NASA Looks To Robots To Refuel And Repair Satellites In Orbit
2014-03-07 13:12:24

NASA is using the International Space Station (ISS) as a test bed for technologies that could refuel and repair existing satellites in orbit. The space agency said it is preparing another round of demonstrations on the space station to test the new technology.

New Robotic Refueling Technologies Tested By NASA
2014-03-06 14:03:44

The Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., checked another critical milestone off their list with the completion of their Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) in February 2014.


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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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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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