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2014-04-04 12:21:04

ReportsnReports.com adds Global Satellite-based Earth Observation Market 2014-2018 research report to its store. DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The "Global Satellite-based Earth Observation Market 2014-2018" report says one of the major trends witnessed in the market is the formation of the GEOSS. GEOSS is an internet-based platform that allows users of Earth observation data to access, search, and use the data, information, tools, and services for their needs. GEOSS is mainly...

ESA Sentinel-1A Satellite Performs Critical Dance Routine After Launch
2014-04-04 06:22:46

[ Watch the Video: Why We Need Radar Satellites ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ESA has maintained that its Sentinal-1A satellite, which had a successful launch on Thursday, will help European citizens, policymakers and service providers get unprecedented access to key environmental data on a regular basis. The 2.5-ton satellite launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 21:02 GMT on April 3 aboard a Soyuz rocket. After a series of stage...

Sentinel-1 Sealed From View And Ready For Launch
2014-04-02 14:19:48

[ Watch The Video: Earth From Space: Special Edition ] ESA As preparations for the launch of the first satellite for Copernicus continue on track, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana has said farewell to Sentinel-1A as it was sealed from view within the rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST) on Thursday. Marking another milestone on the road to launch, the Soyuz rocket has been rolled out and raised on the launch pad. Thursday’s...

Sentinel-1 Controllers Ready For First Early Critical Hours In Space
2014-03-28 14:01:47

ESA Following a spectacular launch, Sentinel-1A’s first few days in orbit will be some of the most complex in recent memory. Mission control teams will work around the clock to nurse the satellite through its early critical hours in space. As part of Europe’s Copernicus programme, ESA’s Sentinel-1A is the first of a two-satellite missions that will scan land and oceans using an advanced radar to deliver imagery regardless of weather. Sentinel-1A will be lofted into orbit by a...

Drones Are Among The Many Ways Zuckerberg Wants To Bring The Internet To Everyone
2014-03-28 13:27:03

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an effort to further the goals of Internet.org, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared new plans on Thursday. Efforts include developing drones, satellites and lasers that can deliver the Internet to areas where access is either difficult to come by or completely unavailable. Much of the work is being done at the Connectivity Lab at Facebook through Internet.org, an organization Zuckerberg formed with others to make Internet access...

Satellite Time-Lapse Animation Shows US East Coast Snowy Winter
2014-03-28 12:05:26

[ Watch The Video: GOES Satellite Movie of 2014 Winter Storms ] Rob Gutro, NASA A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite provides a good picture of why the US East Coast experienced a snowier than normal winter. The new animation shows the movement of storms from January 1 to March 24. NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites or GOES-East imagery from January 1 to March 24 was compiled into three videos made by NASA/NOAA's GOES Project...

2014-03-26 12:22:01

Flawless Journey to Orbit Used Industry's Most Powerful Electric Propulsion System SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite has begun transmitting using its protected communications payload, joining two other satellites undergoing system test in orbit with a suite of user terminals. AEHF satellites are produced by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the U.S. Air Force. Launched on Sept. 18, 2013, AEHF-3 arrived in...

2014-03-24 23:25:03

The M2M satellite communications market majorly focuses on technology, communication, network devices, services, global adoption trends, future growth potential, key drivers, restraints, & opportunities.(http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/m2m-satellite-communication-market-33741729.html) (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 MarketsandMarkets recently conducted a study on the “M2M Satellite Communication Market [VSAT, AIS, Satellite Telemetry, Satellite Modems, Gateways, Managed...

2014-03-18 23:23:55

Nanosatellite and 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) March 18, 2014 The report “Nanosatellite and Microsatellite Market [Geographic Information system, Payload, Space Science, Satellite Communication,...

Massive Eastern US Cool Down Shown On New Satellite Movie
2014-03-14 13:17:37

[ Watch The Video: NOAA GOES Satellite Sees March 12/13 Storm ] Rob Gutro, NASA Three days of satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite were compiled into an animation that showed the progression of the storm system that drastically changed temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US from spring-like warmth to the bitter cold of winter. A powerful weather system moved from the central US to the east coast from March 11 to March 13 resulting in the shocking...


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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2004-10-19 04:45:44

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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2004-10-19 04:45:42

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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