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International Space Station Deployment Of CubeSats Continues
2014-03-04 09:46:55

Laura Niles, NASA It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a CubeSat! With so many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying lately from the International Space Station, it may seem like the area referred to as low-Earth orbit, between 100 and 1,240 miles above the planet, is full of these compact cubes. The miniature satellites, or CubeSats, conduct research and demonstration missions. In the span of several weeks, 33 new CubeSats deployed from the space station. The NanoRacks...

2014-03-03 23:01:33

NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station....

2014-02-21 08:27:41

DUBLIN, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w8qx4q/commercial ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Commercial Satellite Imaging Market - Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The global commercial satellite imaging market, valued at USD 2.05 billion in 2012, is expected to see strong growth at 13.9% CAGR during 2013 to...

SPHERES Flying Circles Around Ordinary Satellites
2014-02-17 11:58:45

[ Watch The Video: The ISS SPHERES Facility ] Laura Niles - NASA These are, in fact, the droids that NASA and its research partners are looking for. Inspired by a floating droid battling Luke Skywalker in the film Star Wars, the free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying aboard the International Space Station since Expedition 8 in 2003. Although there have been numerous SPHERES investigations...

2014-02-12 23:04:42

NanoRacks announced successful deployment of the first two cubesats from the International Space Station (ISS) that will be the largest cubesat deployment in history. The first two cubesats are part of a constellation of 28 satellites for its customer, Planet Labs. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 NanoRacks announced successful deployment of the first two cubesats from the International Space Station (ISS) that will be the largest cubesat deployment in history. The first two cubesats...

international space station
2014-02-12 05:58:04

[ Watch the Video: Flock Of Doves Launch From ISS ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new fleet of small satellites believed to be the largest single constellation of Earth-imaging probes ever launched began deploying from the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, NASA officials have announced. The Flock 1 satellites, as they have been dubbed, were built and operated by San Francisco-based Planet Labs, the US space agency explained. The 28 probes,...

2014-02-07 13:11:54

NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a primary school, non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure about 4 inches on each side, have a volume of about 1 quart and weigh less than 3 pounds. The selections are from...

Magnetic Field Swarm Satellites Start Moving Into Position
2014-02-07 04:52:23

[ Watch the Video: Swarm: An Orbit with a Difference ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) is in the midst of maneuvering their three Swarm mission satellites into position as the probes prepare to deliver what is being called the best survey of the Earth’s magnetic field to date. The trio of satellites launched last November, and since then, engineers have been testing the probes’ systems and instruments to make sure that...

2014-02-06 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a primary school, non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure about 4...

space debris
2014-01-23 05:09:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed and tested a series of ground-based mini-satellites that will be used to help control traffic in space. These so-called “space cops” were used by the LLNL team to capture a series of six images over a 60-hour period to prove that they can be used to alter the orbit of other probes traveling in low-earth orbit. The plan is to use 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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