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2014-08-21 12:22:33

DENVER, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch date for the U.S. government's CLIO satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has been set for Sept. 16, 2014. CLIO will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The CLIO system is based on commercial technology, including Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus is a common framework including the satellite's solar arrays, propulsion system and core electronics....

CubeSats
2014-08-18 03:30:36

Max Gleber, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this satellite will mature technology that scientists will use to analyze cloud ice in the atmosphere. “We’re using IceCube to test a radiometer that we want to fly on a big space mission,” said Jeffrey Piepmeier, associate head of Goddard’s...

2014-08-15 16:20:59

OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tempus Global Data, Inc. today announced that it has successfully entered into an agreement with Logistic Specialties, Inc. (LSI) to sell weather data to the United States Government. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement has been signed by Alan Hall, Chairman and CEO of Tempus Global Data, and Sean Slatter, CEO of LSI, headquartered in Layton, Utah. According to Hall, Tempus has identified U.S. Government...

hurricane winds
2014-08-14 10:29:11

Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate The ocean covers 71 percent of Earth's surface and affects weather over the entire globe. Hurricanes and storms that begin far out over the ocean affect people on land and interfere with shipping at sea. And the ocean stores carbon and heat, which are transported from the ocean to the air and back, allowing for photosynthesis and affecting Earth's climate. To understand all these processes, scientists need information about winds...

2014-08-07 23:12:03

ZDA Communications is one of the most popular online UHF Antenna suppliers in the world, and it has decided to launch a new summer promotion for its products. (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 “High-end Parabolic Dish Antennas are always in demand," says Mr. Liu, the senior spokesman for ZDA Communications, “A lot of distributors want to obtain cost-effective items and save time and energy.” According to Mr. Liu, A parabolic antenna is a great antenna that uses a parabolic reflector, a...

cubesat
2014-08-05 12:20:44

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is opening the next round of its CubeSat Launch Initiative, part of the White House Maker Initiative, in an effort to engage the growing community of space enthusiasts that can contribute to NASA's space exploration goals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The CubeSat Launch Initiative gives students, teachers and faculty a chance to get hands-on flight hardware development experience in the process of...

IceCube' No Longer On Ice
2014-08-01 03:32:16

Lori Keesey, NASA NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission. The tiny payload, known as IceCube or Earth-1, will demonstrate and validate a new 874-gigahertz submillimeter-wave receiver that could help advance scientists’ understanding of ice clouds and their role in climate change. SMD also selected five heliophysics-related missions, two...

2014-07-29 23:00:36

ZDA Communications, an excellent wireless antenna wholesaler, has recently announced its new 2.4 GHz Antenna collection. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 An antenna is an electrical device that can convert electric power into radio waves and vice versa. It often comes with a radio receiver or radio transmitter. This easy-to-build wireless infrastructure can save money for business and family.The amplified wireless signals can even penetrate complex environments such as walls and obstacles. ZDA...

2014-07-22 16:21:08

PALO ALTO, CA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was one of 14 companies qualified by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to compete for work with U.S. Government agencies to host government payloads on commercial satellites. The SMC awarded SSL two indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts for both geostationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO)/Medium Earth...

2014-07-18 23:02:40

Recently, ZDA Communications, one of the world’s leading antenna wholesalers and retailers, has introduced its high-performance parabolic dish antenna series, announced great discounts now at its online store. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Recently, ZDA Communications, one of the world’s leading antenna wholesalers and retailers, has introduced its high-performance parabolic dish antenna series, announced great discounts now at its online store. The sales director of ZDA Communications...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Iridium Satellite -- The Iridium satellite constellation is also a system of 66 active communication satellites and spares around the earth. Named for the element Iridium, it was originally to have 77 active satellites, but was later redesigned to have its current number, though the name was retained. Iridium allowed worldwide voice and data communications using handheld devices. The Iridium service once failed financially and the earth stations were shut down. Its financial...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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