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Spaceflight to become first and only company to offer both rideshare launch services for free-flying spacecraft and ground-station communications in one bundled service. Seattle,
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
PALO ALTO, CA, July 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ORS-1 satellite is the first and only dedicated space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability for USCENTCOM (U.S.
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has released an image taken by an inspection camera on board TechDemoSat-1 to mark the completion of the Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP) for the satellite, which was launched on 8th July.
After losing contact with a satellite filled with geckos taking part in an unusual reproductive experiment late last week, Russian space officials have re-established communication with the Photon-M probe.
Leading Satellite Phone Service Provider’s Next Education Series Session to Feature Innovative Leader Portsmouth, NH (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 GlobaFone,
Galileo’s post-launch team at ESA have finalized their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month.
LONDON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:
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,
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...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.