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Hawaii Alaska Space Partnership
2013-10-08 15:19:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online They may be America’s youngest states, but Alaska and Hawaii are starting to flex some serious technological muscles through a recently announced joint partnership to develop rocket, satellite and other space exploration equipment and programs. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) -an organization created to allow Alaska to develop an aerospace industry - and the Hawaii Office of Aerospace...

European Ground Stations Allow Galileo To Participate In Search And Rescue Testing
2013-10-08 12:40:34

ESA ESA’s completion of a pair of dedicated ground stations at opposite ends of Europe has enabled Galileo satellites in orbit to participate in global testing of the Cospas–Sarsat search and rescue system. The Maspalomas station, at the southern end of the largest island of the Canary Islands, at the southern fringe of European waters, was activated in June. And this last month has seen the Svalbard site on Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Arctic come on line – the two sites can...

2013-10-08 08:25:51

Leader in TV news content distribution leaves satellites for the clouds. OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After 30 years of designing, developing, deploying, and operating large satellite-centric content distribution networks (CDNs), Generation Technologies Corporation (GTC) announced today that it has completed migration of their entire customer base of 300 TV stations and news agencies to its premiere, cloud-based CDN, NIMxchange®. 30 years ago, delivering even...

2013-10-08 08:20:49

Aerospace Company Aims To Establish Low-Cost Satellite Monitoring and Observation Services NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- I2BF Global Ventures, a leading global technology investment firm, today announced a $20 million Series B investment in Dauria Aerospace, a global satellite services company involved in the manufacturing of micro and nano satellites and the development of machine-to-machine wireless communication and earth observation technologies. Dauria Aerospace was...

How Meteorological Activity Affects Satellites
2013-09-30 13:34:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers will be spending two years trying to find out how much satellite signals are affected by rain, atmospheric pressure and other meteorological conditions. A team of scientists plan to spend the next couple of years gathering meteorological data in order to update currently available statistical information. Companies building satellite systems and ground receiving stations will be particularly interested in this data....

SpaceX Demonstrates Capabilities With New Falcon Rocket Launch
2013-09-30 07:38:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a two-week delay, SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday morning September 29 at 9:00 a.m. The launch, streamed on the company's Webcast, was originally scheduled for September 15 but was postponed due to issues that surfaced during a hot-fire engine test on September 12. During a subsequent test, which the Falcon 9 passed, a green light was given for launch from the spaceflight company’s launch pad at...

Threat Of Space Debris On Human Spacecraft
2013-09-28 08:25:22

NASA More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. The rising population of space debris increases the potential danger to all space vehicles, but especially to the International Space Station, space shuttles and other spacecraft with humans aboard. NASA takes the threat of collisions with space...

ESA Cluster Satellites Achieve Closest-Ever Approach Thursday
2013-09-21 07:39:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The close approach of two of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) four identical Cluster satellites this week provided researchers with a rare opportunity to collect valuable information with unprecedented detail. According to a statement released by the organization on Friday, a pair of the probes achieved their closest-ever separation on September 19. The satellites, which have been probing the Earth’s magnetosphere in three...

2013-09-18 23:17:46

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Global Military Satellites Market 2012-2022 - Market Size and Drivers: Market Profile London (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Synopsis This report provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the Military Satellites Market through 2012-2022, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for Military Satellites Market. It also provides an insight on the spending pattern and modernization pattern in...

2013-09-18 23:04:52

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Global Military Satellites Market 2012-2022 - Country Analysis: Market Profile London (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Synopsis This report offers detailed analysis of the global Military Satellites Market over the next ten years, and provides extensive market size forecasts by country and sub sector. It covers the key technological and market trends in the Military Satellites Market . Summary "The Global Military Satellites...


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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