Latest Satellites Stories
More than 40 years after the launch of its first satellite, the Landsat program continues to deliver publicly available satellite imagery. This month, images from the program’s latest satellite Landsat 8 were made available via the Internet.
DMCii and long-term partner Spacemetric, have successfully delivered an image from satellite to end-user in just 11 minutes, as part of a demonstration at the European Space Agency’s ‘Big Data from Space’ conference, where industry experts discuss how to distribute large volumes of data from space to the people that need it.
It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie...free-formation-flying robotic spheres hovering around the International Space Station with goggles on. The Visual Estimation and Relative Tracking for Inspection of Generic Objects (VERTIGO) study, a part of the Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) investigation explores the use of small satellites equipped to analyze and capture data from specified objects, producing a 3-D model of those objects.
According to a report from the Colorado-based Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), Chinese space junk, in the form of a fragment of the satellite FENGYUN 1C, collided with Russia’s BLITS satellite on January 22.
NASA has selected 24 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
STRaND-1, a nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has successfully launched into Space from India today.
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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