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2014-06-30 12:29:08

LONDON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

2014-06-24 16:20:47

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The protected communications payload built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the U.S.

2014-06-24 12:22:09

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

Harpoons May Be Used By ESA To Clear Earth's Orbit Of Space Junk
2014-06-24 10:53:21

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.

Satellites Used To Watch For Shifting Land
2014-06-23 03:51:37

Subsidence, rockfalls and landslides threaten potentially devastating human and economic consequences across Europe – but satellites can help.

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

For the second straight day, SpaceX had to cancel the scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday evening, further pushing back the planned deployment of six Orbcomm communications satellites.

2014-06-19 23:07:06

Nanosatellite Market majorly focuses on solutions, masses, applications, verticals, regions, drivers, restraints, trends, opportunities, & challenges in the market.

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,

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

On Tuesday Google confirmed that it would acquire Skybox Imaging, a satellite imaging and analytics startup, for $500 million.

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2014-06-07 05:13:41

Now that the Venus Express spacecraft has completed its eight-year scientific mission and is preparing to plunge into the planet’s atmosphere, the ESA has started providing regular space weather reports for an extraterrestrial world for the first time.


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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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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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