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2013-09-18 16:20:33

Innovative Gaia (TM) family delivers small footprint high performance ground station LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ORBIT Communication Systems, one of the world's most innovative providers of ground station solutions for earth observation and remote sensing applications, has just launched a game-changing new product family - known as the Gaia (TM) series. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130918/MN82058) The Gaia family is a high-performance ground...

2013-09-18 12:23:30

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-3) communication satellite at 4:10 a.m. EDT, Sept. 18, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The satellite was carried to orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130918/DC82251) The satellite successfully separated from the...

Iran's Next Astronaut Will Be A Persian Cat
2013-09-17 08:18:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Iran is looking to the Persian cat as their next space explorer, according to the country’s official news agency, the IRNA. The aptly named cat would follow a gray-tufted monkey that was allegedly launched into space at the beginning of the year. The IRNA says Iran should blast the cat into space by the end of the Iranian year, or March 21. Mohammad Ebrahimi, an Iranian senior space official, told the state-run paper the...

Gravity Satellite Mission To End This Fall
2013-09-14 03:50:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After four years of working to map out Earth's gravity, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission is nearing its end. The satellite, which has been orbiting Earth since 2009 at the lowest altitude of any research satellite, will reenter our atmosphere soon. GOCE has been called the "Ferrari of space" because of its sleek, aerodynamic design. This designer spacecraft has...

Atmospheric Drag Impacts On Satellite Orbits
2013-09-12 04:13:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A beach ball-sized satellite designed to investigate the impact that atmospheric drag can have on satellite orbits is slated to be launched by NASA on Sunday, September 15. The satellite, which is known as the Drag and Atmospheric Neutral Density Explorer (DANDE), was designed and built by students at the University of Colorado Boulder. It will depart from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and be carried into space aboard a...

2013-09-09 08:20:14

PARIS, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that it has applied substantial enhancements to its A2100 satellite platform to meet current and future global communications market needs. The new A2100 technical update addresses design architecture and manufacturing processes, offering satellite operators catalog-to-order solutions that leverage common parts, subsystems and components to meet specific customer and mission needs. "We literally are transforming...

2013-09-05 08:33:08

BRUSSELS, September 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From climate change to space exploration, disaster relief to TV and broadband for the most remote and disadvantaged communities, Europe's satellite technologies are key to delivering essential services and economic growth, concluded experts and scientists meeting in Brussels on European Satellite Day to discuss "Global Risks - Satellite Answers, Foresight in European space capabilities for enhanced global security". European...

Israel Launch Of AMOS 4 Satellite Successful
2013-09-02 04:35:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Israel’s top aerospace and defense company has reportedly launched the “largest and most sophisticated” communications satellite in the country’s history. According to the Associated Press (AP), state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. said it had launched the Amos 4 satellite from a Russian-owned launch base in Kazakhstan on Saturday. The Amos 4 was sent into space from the Zenit launching pad in Baikonur at...

Japan Epsilon Rocket Launch Halted Due To 'Attitude Abnormality'
2013-08-27 08:08:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was dealt another setback in its attempts to launch its first new rocket in 12 years. The Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) was set to launch today at 1:45 p.m. local time from Japan’s Uchinoura Space Center but was canceled within seconds of lift-off. This was the second setback this month for the Epsilon rocket. An earlier launch was postponed due to a computer glitch. While there...

2013-08-23 23:00:35

Satellite Internet and and unlimited phone service is now available to all counties in Michigan with speeds up to 15Mb/s per second. Lansing, Michigan (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 The most formidable solution provider in voice and Internet services, Internet Satellite Service.org (http://www.internetsatelliteservice.org) has recorded a rise in the providers end year profits following expansion of its satellite Internet services to new states including all counties throughout Michigan. This is...


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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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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