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2012-05-07 02:36:58

HERNDON,Va., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) released the following statement in response to the announcement by DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) that its Board of Directors has rejected GeoEye's acquisition proposal. On May 4, 2012, GeoEye announced a proposal to acquire DigitalGlobe for $17.00 per share in total consideration, payable $8.50 per share in cash and $8.50 in GeoEye stock, or 0.3537 shares of GeoEye stock for each share of DigitalGlobe stock,...

2012-05-04 02:20:23

HERNDON, Va., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, today announced that it is proposing to acquire DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120504/NY01061LOGO) The combined company would create the world's largest fleet of high resolution commercial imagery satellites. The new company would be well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of the U.S. government and other customers...

2012-04-19 06:22:38

HERNDON, Va., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading provider of geospatial information and insight, today announced a strategic relationship with Geostellar, an innovative technology company that is transforming the solar energy industry. Under the terms of the agreement, GeoEye will supply high-quality Earth imagery, digital surface models and other mapping data to help Geostellar dramatically expand its service. GeoEye also intends to take a small equity...

2012-03-29 22:39:35

An ionic motor for small satellites The first prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will allow small satellites to journey beyond Earth's orbit is just making its way out of the EPFL laboratories where it was built. The goal of the micro motor: to drastically reduce the cost of space exploration. Imagine reaching the Moon using just a tenth of a liter of fuel. With their ionic motor, MicroThrust, EPFL scientists and their European partners are making this a reality and ushering...

Image 1 - Watching Space Weather Through The MAGIC Of CubeSat CINEMA
2012-03-27 04:29:04

A trio of CubeSats that will study the effects of space weather on the Earth´s radiation belts and magnetic field are being prepared for launch. TRIO-CINEMA is a collaboration between UC Berkeley, Kyung Hee University and Imperial College London. The first CINEMA CubeSat passed acceptance testing in January 2012 and will launch in mid-2012. Two more identical spacecraft will launch towards the end of the year. The mission will be presented by Professor Tim Horbury at the National...

2012-03-19 04:15:51

How much ice is Greenland is really losing? - Movement in the Earth's mantle? - Enough water for all? For the first time, the melting of glaciers in Greenland could now be measured with high accuracy from space. Just in time for the tenth anniversary of the twin satellites GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) a sharp image has surface, which also renders the spatial distribution of the glacial melt more precisely. The Greenland ice shield had to cope with up to 240 gigatons of...

Pentagon Wants To Build 'Disposable' Satellites
2012-03-15 11:28:01

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said it is considering building "disposable" satellites for frontline warfighters. DARPA said its Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program aims to give mobile individual U.S. warfighters access to "on-demand" tactical information in remote and "beyond- line-of-sight" conditions. The program would help provide small squads the ability to receive satellite imagery of their location just with the press...

2012-02-15 04:03:22

NASA has selected 33 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, NASA field centers and Department of Defense organizations. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh less than three pounds. The...

2012-02-14 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 33 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, NASA field centers and Department of Defense organizations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites...

2012-02-02 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is seeking proposals for flight demonstrations of small satellite technologies with the goal of increasing the technical capabilities and range of uses for this emerging category of spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Small satellites typically weigh less than 400 pounds (180 kg) and are generally launched as secondary payloads on rockets carrying larger spacecraft. The small satellite...


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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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