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Turn Your Satnav Ideas Into Your Own Business
2014-04-21 10:25:26

ESA Propose a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business. Previous winners are now running companies with systems for athlete tracking and indoor navigation, and many are supported by ESA’s Business Incubation Centres. Launched this week at the European Navigation Conference in Rotterdam, the annual European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) recognizes products, services and innovations designed to improve our daily lives with the help of...

First Radar Image Delivered By ESA’s Sentinel-1A Satellite
2014-04-17 09:13:37

ESA Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalizing glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe’s ambitious Copernicus environmental monitoring program. Rather aptly, the first image shows Brussels in Belgium, the seat of the European Commission. The European Commission leads the Copernicus program and coordinates the broad range of services to improve the...

2014-04-17 00:20:11

PALO ALTO, CA, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected to provide two communications satellites to SKY Perfect JSAT, a leading satellite operator based in Japan, with a fleet of 16 satellites. The satellites, JCSAT-15 and JCSAT-16 will be used by SKY Perfect JSAT to meet the growing demand for telecommunications infrastructure in the Asia Pacific region. "We are very honored that SKY...

2014-04-14 23:09:06

The Military Communications Market research report majorly focuses on communication types, components, applications, and regions. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/military-communications-market-66198542.html) (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The report "Military Communications Market - (SATCOM Terminals, Commercial off The Shelf (COTS), Military Communication Security, Tetra Radio, JTRS, Software Defined Radio, Radio Communication, Tactical Communication) - Worldwide Forecasts...

2014-04-11 08:26:39

DALLAS, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsStore.com offers Global Military Satellite Market 2014-2024 and Global Military Aviation MRO Market 2014-2024 industry research reports in its store. The global military satellite market [http://marketreportsstore.com/global-military-satellite-market-2014-2024 ] is expected to experience a growth of 3.74% during 2014-2024. Communication satellites segment expected to dominate the military satellite market with a share...

2014-04-08 08:20:58

SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. (Vanguard) today announced that it supplied mission-critical components to Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) for the Amazonas 4A telecommunications satellite that was recently launched aboard Arianespace's Ariane 5 ECA rocket from Kourou, French Guiana. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/LA98872 The Amazonas 4A spacecraft, which was designed, manufactured and tested by Orbital and built for Hispasat,...

2014-04-04 16:25:25

DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Military Communications Market - (SATCOM Terminals, Commercial off The Shelf (COTS), Military Communication Security, Tetra Radio, JTRS, Software Defined Radio, Radio Communication, Tactical Communication) - Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2014 - 2019)", provides a comprehensive market and forecast analysis of the overall market, segmented by communication types, components, applications, regions, and verticals....

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...


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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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