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SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch Two Days In A Row
2014-06-24 06:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online UPDATE: June 24, 2014 (6:30 a.m.) In order to allow more time to fix ongoing technical issues, SpaceX announced that it would push back Tuesday’s scheduled Falcon 9 launch by at least a week. In an online flight update, the space transportation company said that it would be “taking a closer look at a potential issue identified while conducting pre-flight checkouts” prior to Sunday’s aborted launch, and would use...

2014-06-19 23:07:06

Nanosatellite Market majorly focuses on solutions, masses, applications, verticals, regions, drivers, restraints, trends, opportunities, & challenges in the market. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/nanosatellite-and-microsatellite-market-130496085.html) (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The report “Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market [Geographic Information system, Payload, Space Science, Satellite Communication, Satellite Imagery, Remote Sensing, Scientific Research,...

2014-06-14 23:00:16

Market ReportsChina.com adds “In-depth Research and Development Forecast of Satellite Application Industry in China, 2014” report to its research database. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 In-depth Research and Development Forecast of Satellite Application Industry in China, 2014 makes in-depth analysis of the policy environment, development status, major enterprises of satellite application industry in China as well as the development status of the industry in the world. Key...

Merger Deal Worth $500M Struck Between Google And Skybox
2014-06-11 10:42:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday Google confirmed that it would acquire Skybox Imaging, a satellite imaging and analytics startup, for $500 million. Previous reports had put the deal closer to the $1 billion mark for the five-year-old Skybox, which reportedly has the world's smallest high-resolution imaging satellite. Skybox utilizes its satellites to collect a range of images and videos from around the world, and this acquisition could provide Google with...

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2014-06-07 05:13:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Now that the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft has completed its eight-year scientific mission and is preparing to plunge into the planet’s atmosphere, the agency has started providing regular space weather reports for an extraterrestrial world for the first time. Venus Express, which was launched in November 2005, had been orbiting the planet in an elliptical 24-hour loop and using a suite of seven...

Google's Ambitious Global Internet Plans May Soon Include Satellites
2014-06-02 10:53:43

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tech giant Google hasn't announced plans to go to the moon… yet. However, the Internet search titan is going to space. Google announced that it will spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the globe. The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is hoping to overcome financial and technical problems that have "thwarted previous efforts." Key details have not been...

New NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite Passes Check-out, Starts Mission
2014-06-02 03:00:25

Ellen Gray, NASA The new Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite is now in the hands of the engineers who will fly the spacecraft and ensure the steady flow of data on rain and snow for the life of the mission. The official handover to the Earth Science Mission Operations team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on May 29, marked the end of a successful check-out period. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is a joint...

Examining Satellites’ Mysterious Death Tumbling
2014-05-30 03:50:01

ESA Down on the ground, death equals stillness – but not in space. Derelict satellites can tumble in unpredictable ways and ESA’s team tasked with developing a space salvage mission want to find out why. In recent years, satellites beginning uncontrolled reentries have been tracked, such as Russia’s Phobos-Grunt and Germany’s Rosat. In a few cases, satellites suffering unexpected failures in orbit have also been followed, including ESA’s Envisat and Japan’s ADEOS-II. In...

Sentinel-1A Satellite Data Aids Balkan Flood Relief
2014-05-28 03:40:40

ESA Although not yet operational, the new Sentinel-1A satellite has provided radar data for mapping the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Heavy rainfall leading to widespread flooding and landslides has hit large parts of the Balkans, killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. Jan Kucera of the Europan Commission’s Joint Research Centre is supervising the technical aspect of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). While mapping the flooding in...

2014-05-23 23:05:28

GlobaFone's Education Series webinar will educate satellite phone buyers and end users on their options and how to sift through them to make a good decision Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 GlobaFone, a leading multi-carrier satellite service provider has announced the next installment in the Education Series - a free webinar designed to help buyers decide how to choose the right satellite phone. The session entitled ‘How to Choose the Right Satellite Phone presents educational...


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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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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