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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...

2014-07-16 23:02:50

Today, ZDA Communications, a leading global antenna firm, is pleased to introduce its Parabolic Grid Antenna collection. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Today, ZDA Communications, a leading global antenna firm, is pleased to introduce its Parabolic Grid Antenna collection. The applications include point to point systems, point to multi-point and wireless bridges in the 400MHz, 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1.9MHz, 2.4GHz, 2.6GHz, 3.5GHz, and 5GHz band. On ZDA Communications’s website, customers can...

2014-07-15 12:21:51

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dauria Aerospace, a multinational aerospace company providing global satellite-based remote sensing information and telecommunication services, today announced it has been tapped by India-based satellite communication services provider Aniara to design and build two new generation small Ku-band geostationary satellites. The state-of-the-art geostationary satellites are specifically being developed to serve small and midsized...

Smartphone-Wielding Space Robots Could Take Over For Astronauts
2014-07-08 12:47:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA plans to send a Google 3D smartphone into space. While this handset may boldy go where no handset has gone before the actual purpose is for it to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the International Space Station (ISS). The robots, which are known as SPHERES (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), could eventually take over the daily chores that are currently handled by...

2014-07-01 08:35:56

DUBLIN, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pxjp8k/commercial) has announced the addition of the "Commercial Satellite Imaging Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the commercial satellite imaging market on a global basis, with further breakdown into various sub-segments. It provides...

Mars Time Capsule Campaign Has Begun
2014-06-24 10:15:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Led by college students at several different American institutions, the Time Capsule to Mars (TCM) campaign has officially kicked off a crowd-funded effort to bring digital time capsules called CubeSats to the Red Planet. Project organizers said they hope to place three CubeSats on Mars within the next five years. The satellites will contain photos, videos and other content from people around the globe who financially contribute to the...


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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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