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2013-11-14 16:21:12

WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A United States Air Force Minotaur I rocket is scheduled to lift-off at 7:30 p.m. EST, Nov.19, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad-0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Minotaur will launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission, which features the deployment of 29 satellites in space. The...

2013-10-30 12:21:58

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the Nov. 19 launch of a U.S. Air Force Minotaur I rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0B at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Minotaur will launch the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission and 28 small cubesat satellites. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The ORS-3 Mission, also known as an enabler mission, will...

2013-10-02 23:30:19

Flexure Engineering is inviting space scientists, engineers and researchers from around the world to present at and attend the 3rd International Workshop on LunarCubes (LCW 3) scheduled to be held November 13-15, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Russell Cox, Director of Research at Flexure Engineering, announced today that, "We’re pioneering a series of three workshops to further the state of lunar and space exploration and we’re excited to...

Threat Of Space Debris On Human Spacecraft
2013-09-28 08:25:22

NASA More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. The rising population of space debris increases the potential danger to all space vehicles, but especially to the International Space Station, space shuttles and other spacecraft with humans aboard. NASA takes the threat of collisions with space...

2013-09-24 08:21:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] submitted its competitive proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative aimed at leveraging commercial satellites for some government missions. According to the August 1 government solicitation, HoPS will provide the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and other U.S. government organizations with "a capability for hosting Government payloads on commercial spacecraft to...

2013-09-16 16:26:18

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc., a provider of satellite communications systems, today announced from the IBC Conference in Amsterdam that Tata Sky has selected the ATCi Simulsat 5b Multibeam antenna solution and related satellite equipment to outfit its headquarters in Chennai, India. Incorporated in 2004, Tata Sky is a JV between the TATA Group and STAR. Tata Sky DTH offers Indian viewers a world class television viewing experience...

Space Weather Damaging Satellites
2013-09-16 14:32:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists say space weather could be causing some satellite malfunctions due to high-energy electrons. Space weather is a biproduct of solar activity. When an eruption takes place on the sun's surface, it ejects charged particles which sometimes head straight towards Earth. MIT researchers writing in the journal Space Weather say this phenomenon is causing some geostationary satellites to experience failures despite efforts to protect...

Student Interns Finish Preliminary Design Of NASA CubeSat Mission
2013-09-12 05:32:12

[ Watch the Video: NASA Interns Build CubeSat ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Student interns have completed their 10-week term at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The team of eight college students and three high school students started designing a CubeSat under the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD). Their CubeSat, which is a miniaturized satellite for space research, could one day be launched into orbit. Although the interns began work...

Giving CubeSats Greater Reach In Space
2013-09-07 04:49:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With personal electronics, smaller is almost always better. The same is becoming true with satellite technology – which is shrinking to about the size of a shoebox. Making space exploration cheaper and more accessible, “CubeSats” and other small satellites can be launched into orbit at a fraction of the weight and cost of traditional satellites. Miniaturization has its limitations, however, such as a satellite’s communication...

Kids Are The Stars
2013-08-23 07:15:21

NASA It is one thing to be inspired; it is another thing to inspire someone else. It is in another league to lead an entire elementary school in building a real spacecraft to fly in space. That is exactly what Joe Pellegrino is doing with the approximately 400 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students, including his son Felix, at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Va. "My rewarding space career started with my seventh grade physics teacher, who lit the fire inside me to...


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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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