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Satellite Data Brought To African Agriculture
2014-04-30 03:47:59

From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the ground, many African farmers and food distributors don't have good information about the growing conditions a few dozen miles down the road.

Third Launch For Europe’s Smallest Launcher
2014-04-30 03:11:43

The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, has delivered Kazakhstan’s first satellite for high-resolution Earth observation into its planned orbit.

2014-04-28 08:21:11

PALO ALTO, CA, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of

SpaceX Says It Could Save The Feds Money By Launching Its Satellites
2014-04-25 15:01:13

SpaceX has proven to NASA that it is a viable contender in the launch of scientific missions to the International Space Station and now it wants to prove it can also send payloads into space for the US government,

2014-04-24 16:26:29

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched the third phase of Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians.

Looking At Earth From Orbit: 2013
2014-04-22 10:58:27

A fleet of orbiting satellites monitors Earth constantly. The satellites from NASA and other space agencies give us a fresh, wide perspective on things that we can see from the ground – and things that we can’t.

Earth Day View Of The Americas
2014-04-22 09:34:20

Today, April 22, 2014 is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than taking a look at our home planet from space.

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

Propose a great satnav idea and win a prize with ESA support to create your own business.

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

Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth.

2014-04-17 00:20:11

PALO ALTO, CA, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of


Latest Satellite Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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