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2015-03-16 08:38:45

Low Cost, Highly Deployable, Self-calibrating System Provides Ease of Operation for Precision Satellite Tracking ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.

2015-03-12 12:27:46

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced significant changes to ensure Canada's television system adapts to an

2015-03-11 23:08:03

Satellite Service Leader Continues to Lead the Satellite Communications Industry in Education Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 GlobaFone, a leading

2015-03-11 08:36:15

JUPITER System to be Showcased at Satellite 2015 Show, Including New Gateway Optimized for Conventional Satellite Systems GERMANTOWN, Md., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With an expanding presence

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2015-03-05 12:48:16

Israel is looking to build upon its military and defense industry expertise to gain a foothold in the burgeoning commercial space market, and the country hopes to move beyond its current focus on spy communications satellites and start production of civilian probes.

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2015-02-25 12:19:04

The European Space Agency (ESA) is joining forces with TeleConsult Austria to develop an Internet-based system that combines satellites and other forms of technology to assist in Alpine rescue efforts.

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2015-02-16 11:48:50

Are you tired of your satellites crashing all the time? Cryptography to the rescue!

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2015-02-09 10:17:42

The US military’s advanced research division is working on a new program that would make it possible to launch a satellite directly from the underbelly of a jet fighter, potentially providing an innovative, quicker, and less expensive way of putting a payload into orbit.


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
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).