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2014-01-16 20:21:06

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will participate in the fifth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 17, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Mass. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST. The agency will join in the event with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, MIT, the European Space Agency, the...

PocketQube Store Smallest Satellites
2014-01-10 09:24:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today a new concept in satellite construction and sales has launched. An online satellite store offering off-the-shelf components for creating your own launchable satellite at a fraction of the cost, PocketQube Shop is the brainchild of founder Tom Walkinshaw. PocketQubes were originally proposed by Morehead State University professor Robert Twiggs (formerly of Stanford). Twiggs is the creator of the popular Cubesat form factor....

2014-01-09 08:22:03

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) will continue tracking and sharing data on orbiting space assets and debris through a $3.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will continue to develop the Non-Traditional Data Pre-Processor (NDPP) under the Integrated Space Command and Control (ISC2) contract. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b) ISC2 is...

firefly cubesat
2014-01-09 06:26:07

NASA A NASA team made first contact with the National Science Foundation-funded Firefly spacecraft at 7:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 6, 2014. On the first pass, the team – based out of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. – received enough data to show that the spacecraft was healthy and transmitting a strong signal. The data volumes on the spacecraft had been filled, as expected, given that the spacecraft had been downloading data since launch on Nov 19, 2013. When the team...

New Science Headed For International Space Station On Orbital’s Cygnus
2014-01-06 10:46:07

NASA Delivering ants to space, sloshy fluids for robotic satellites, a study on antibiotic drug resistance and other small satellites to the International Space Station can be a tough job, and now Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., can help carry the load. In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space...

2013-12-24 23:02:53

CRP USA congratulates KySat-2 Project Team from University of Kentucky, Morehead State University and Kentucky Space on successful launch. Moorseville, NC (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 CRP USA (http://www.crp-usa.net) is pleased to announce the successful launch of Windform (http://www.windform.it) as part of the collaborative KySat-2 project, a 1U CubeSat, by students at the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, in conjunction with Kentucky Space acting as the mission manager...

ULA Atlas V Rocket Launches Twelve CubeSats, NRO Defense Satellite
2013-12-09 09:35:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Taking advantage of a recent launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), 12 tiny cube satellites, called CubeSats, were put into orbit as part of a future NASA missions. The launch, which took place on Dec. 5 at 11:14pm PST, put the 12 CubeSats and the NRO’s NROL-39 national defense GEMSat mission into space successfully. “Today’s successful...


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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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