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2014-09-18 16:20:55

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a new contract with the U.S. Air Force, PlanetiQ LLC will provide an adaptable on-orbit platform for hosting U.S. government payloads as a subcontractor to Millennium Engineering and Integration Company. PlanetiQ, which plans to launch the first commercial constellation of weather and climate satellites, and Millennium are partnering under a contract awarded by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) through its Hosted...

2014-09-17 00:20:10

DENVER, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 9:08 p.m. MDT. The CLIO system is based on innovative commercial technology, and includes Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus...

2014-09-16 08:22:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was accepted for operations by U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) on August 19. This acceptance formally adds DMSP Flight-19 to the existing DMSP constellation. The satellite constellation provides weather data and forecasting information to civilian and military users. USSTRATCOM's operational acceptance follows a rigorous...

2014-09-02 23:05:06

The 4th International Workshop on LunarCubes will be held from October 7-10, 2014 in Sunnyvale, CA, and will provide detailed information about developing technologies and available opportunities in the CubeSat and LunarCubes area. Find out how these small satellites are being used to explore space and their enormous potential in opening the Lunar Frontier. SUNNYVALE, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Russell Cox, sponsor and CEO of Flexure Engineering notes, "The Lunar Renaissance has...

2014-09-02 16:21:36

PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, announced that it was selected by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) to work with U.S. Government agencies to host government payloads on commercial satellites. The SMC awarded SSL an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for both geostationary (GEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO)/Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) missions. Valued at a...

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...


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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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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