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Acquiring Signals From A Speeding Satellite
2014-03-07 14:51:31

oaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately than ever before.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The European Space Agency 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.

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.


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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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