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Iran Successful In Space Monkey Mission
2013-01-28 14:34:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran has successfully sent a monkey into space aboard a bio-capsule, opening up the gateway for the country to eventually send man into space. The space capsule, Pishgam, was launched on Monday on the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad. Reports broke on January 15 when the director of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli highlighted a plan to send animals into space as part of a larger project to eventually send humans....

Iran Plans Another Attempt Sending Monkeys Into Space
2013-01-16 13:32:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran's Space Organization chief Hamid Fazeli told news agencies that the country will be trying to send a live monkey into space before mid-February. Fazeli told the Mehr news agency that the final tests for launching the capsule, carrying monkeys, have been completed. He said the launch would take place during a holiday period starting January 31, which is the 34th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. The monkeys...

2013-01-11 11:37:04

NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the United States and abroad for the fourth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 11. The event will take place on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass., and be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST. For the competition, NASA will upload software developed by high school students onto Synchronized Position...

Robot Spheres Compete In Zero Gravity
2013-01-10 07:47:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On the International Space Station this Friday, January 11, a squadron of mini satellites will wake up to obey remote commands from students across Europe. Space enthusiasts can watch a live broadcast as teams make the droids compete in a space game called RetroSpheres. The students have been running their code in a virtual world until this point, but the high school finals will be held this Friday using the real thing: robotic...

Historic Space Station Deployment Sends CubeSats in Orbit
2012-12-10 20:00:10

NASA Typically satellites launch from Earth, requiring dedicated launch vehicles to propel them into the proper orbit. The cost for this launch scenario could be reduced considerably if there was another way to get the satellites into their optimal orbit. The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) found a way to cut the costs of this activity by designing a small satellite launcher, installed recently on the International Space Station. The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small...

2012-11-30 16:29:15

A stunning array of images of our home planet, taken by Earth-observing science satellites, are featured in a new NASA publication. The book, "Earth as Art," is available in hardcover, electronically, and as a free iPad application. The 158-page book celebrates the aesthetic beauty of Earth in the patterns, shapes, colors and textures of the land, oceans, ice and atmosphere. Images include snow-capped mountain peaks in the Himalayas, Arizona's Painted Desert, the Mississippi River Delta...


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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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