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Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalized their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.
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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has commenced the on-orbit checkout phase for six ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2) satellites, establishing communication with each satellite as planned. Sparks,
Polar bear population estimates based on satellite images are similar to aerial estimates,
Eu:CROPIS spacecraft to launch on a Spaceflight SHERPA vehicle in 2017. Seattle (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Spaceflight Inc., the company reinventing the model
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REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the U.S.
This launch marks the initial stage of the Perseus Constellation deployment, Dauria's first space monitoring and remote sensing satellite constellation MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., June
The European Space Agency (ESA) is embarking on an age old practice of using harpoons for the future goal of clearing orbits of tumbling satellites and other hazardous space junk.
Subsidence, rockfalls and landslides threaten potentially devastating human and economic consequences across Europe – but satellites can help.
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...
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...
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...
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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