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Weather Forecasting Taken Into The Future
2014-05-20 03:49:45

ESA The first documents signaling the go-ahead for Europe’s fleet of MetOp Second Generation weather satellites were signed today in the presence of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Berlin Air Show. Set to debut in 2021, this next generation will comprise three pairs of satellites to secure essential information for weather forecasting through the decades beyond. Not only will MetOp Second Generation (MetOp-SG) offer continuity of the current MetOp series, today the main...

High Tech Telecom Satellite Destroyed After Russian Rocket Launch Fails
2014-05-16 13:17:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Russian telecommunications satellite crashed to the ground on Friday as a result of a launch failure by the country’s Proton-M rocket. Launched in the early morning hours from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the rocket experienced an "emergency situation" that kept it from going into orbit, Russian space agency Roscosmos said. Russian media reported that an issue with the rocket occurred about 94 miles above the Earth and...

Tensions Between US And Russia Leave Air Force Scrambling For Launch Alternatives
2014-05-16 04:44:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ongoing tensions between the US and Russia have left the US Air Force (USAF) scrambling for alternatives to Russian-built rocket engines, but could pay off big for some American companies in the long run, according to various media reports published earlier this week. The recent announcement by Russian officials that they would no longer allow the US access to its rocket engines, and would keep the USAF from using them to launch...

2014-05-15 12:28:51

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released statistical and financial information on Canadian broadcasting distribution companies for the broadcast year that ended August 31, 2013. In the last year, cable companies reported some growth in their revenues and numbers of subscribers, while satellite companies recorded a decrease in both categories....

US-Russia Tensions Over Ukraine Crisis Could Lead To An End Of ISS Operations For NASA By 2020
2014-05-14 14:11:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest escalation in the political row between the United States and Russia has reached new heights – low-Earth orbit. On Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia would not agree to continue operating the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2020. US officials have stated that they would like the ISS collaboration to last until at least 2024. "We are very concerned about continuing to develop high-tech...

2014-05-13 23:07:29

Microsatellite Market majorly focuses on solutions, masses, applications, verticals, & regions. The report also focuses on drivers & restraints, trends, opportunities, & challenges in this market. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/nanosatellite-and-microsatellite-market-130496085.html) (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The report “Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market [Geographic Information system, Payload, Space Science, Satellite Communication, Satellite Imagery,...

No Real-World Solutions Met During Special Meeting On Space Debris
2014-05-12 08:34:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humans have always been good at creating garbage. Just look around and you will find trash, junk and debris everywhere you go: landfills, waterways, city parks, neighborhood streets, forests and highways. While these are all hotbeds of man-made waste, one place in particular is increasingly becoming a huge threat to humanity – and all you have to do is look up. Space debris, or space junk, is a pressing problem for humanity both...

2014-05-07 12:26:27

CD Reissue And Digital LP Include Two Previously Unreleased Early Studio Demos NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 17, Bama Rags/RCA/Legacy Recordings will reissue Dave Matthews Band's Remember Two Things. Originally released on November 9, 1993, Remember Two Things soon became a bona-fide word-of-mouth sensation and remains the first and best introduction to the DMB sound. It was the first official release on the group's own Bama Rags label....

2014-04-30 23:04:07

Oklahoma’s site for the 2014 NASA International Space Apps Challenge releases winners for global and local recognition. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Attendees of the 2014 NASA International Space Apps Challenge worldwide gloried in their own little programming world this April. Coming up with brilliant ideas, overflowing with ones and zeros, fueled by sugar and sleep deprivation, our innovative heroes representing all of planet earth created many impressive projects that...

Latest Galileo Satellite Has Arrived At ESA’s Test Center
2014-04-30 04:24:24

ESA Europe’s latest Galileo navigation satellite has arrived at the Agency’s technical center in the Netherlands for testing, as the previous two satellites are prepared for shipping to French Guiana for launch this summer. The new satellite traveled safely enclosed within an air-conditioned and environmentally controlled container from manufacturer OHB in Bremen, Germany, to ESA’s Technical Centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The container was unsealed only once the...


Latest Satellite Reference Libraries

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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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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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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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