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Restoration To At-Risk Areas Directed By NASA's Landsat Satellite Data
2013-08-21 10:21:57

NASA While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered, forest restoration specialists were on the job. They analyzed maps created using Landsat satellite data to determine where the burn destroyed vegetation and exposed soil – and where to focus emergency restoration efforts. "The map looked like a big red blob," said Penny Luehring, the U.S. Forest Service's Burned Area Emergency Response and watershed improvement program leader, based in Albuquerque, N.M. Red means...

2013-08-14 12:20:45

DENVER, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has chosen three world-class companies to provide CubeSat integration for Athena launch services. Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems LLC of Irvine, Calif., TriSept Corporation of Chantilly, Va., and Spaceflight, Inc. of Tukwila, Wash. will provide turnkey CubeSat integration services for multi-payload and RideShare missions using Athena launch services beginning in 2015. "We are very pleased to offer this significant...

2013-08-13 16:20:06

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is now accepting proposals for the CubeSat Launch Initiative. Proposals must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. EST Nov. 26. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) From the submissions, NASA will select the best proposals by Feb. 7. Developers whose proposals are selected may have the opportunity to see their creations launched as an auxiliary payload on a mission between 2014 and 2017. NASA will...

2013-08-13 12:21:02

Electromagnetic propulsion could exponentially expand satellite capabilities by providing a propellant-less formation flight technology. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New electromagnetic propulsion technology being tested by the University of Maryland's Space Power and Propulsion Laboratory (SPPL) on the International Space Station could revolutionize the capabilities of satellites and future spacecraft by reducing reliance on propellants and extending...

Now Spend Afterlife In Orbit Thanks To Elysium Space
2013-08-12 09:33:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to Greek mythology, Elysium is the realm designated for the heroic and the brave to live once they pass into the afterlife. Now one San Francisco company of the same name wants to bring this same kind of treatment to the general public for under $2,000 a piece. As many look to make their way into outer space, Elysium Space makes the experience relatively affordable for those who have already passed on. For $1,990 the...

2013-08-06 16:20:13

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A deployable reflector and boom system made by Astro Aerospace, a strategic business unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), successfully deployed on-orbit Aug. 3 aboard the Alphasat spacecraft that will provide commercial broadband telecommunications services to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Photos accompanying this release are available at...

Alphasat Launches Successfully
2013-07-26 08:23:34

[ Watch the Video: Alphasat Liftoff Replay ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's (ESA) biggest and most advanced satellite was successfully launched into orbit yesterday from Kourou, French Guiana, the international agency said. Lifting off at 3:54 pm EST, an Ariane 5 ECA rocket blasted into space - placing the Alphasat satellite in orbit 28 minutes later. At 4:38, the ESA began picking Alphasat's signal, a statement said. Alphasat's...

2013-07-11 16:20:16

HAMPTON, Va., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA selected three proposals for the development of lightweight micro-thruster propulsion technologies that are small in size but have big potential. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate selected the miniaturized electrospray propulsion technologies to perform stabilization, station keeping and pointing for small spacecraft. NASA hopes these technology...

Seasat Blazed The Trail For Many Mission
2013-06-28 05:27:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Even if they don't last long, history tends to look fondly upon trailblazers. Thirty-five years ago this week, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) launched an experimental satellite called Seasat, with the mission to study Earth and its seas. An unexpected malfunction ended the mission after just 106 days, leading some to look on the satellite as a failure. Seasat is still in orbit, however, shining in the night sky at magnitude...

Arianespace To Launch Four Internet Communications Satellites From French Guiana
2013-06-24 07:53:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Four satellites that are to be lifted in space aboard a Soyuz medium-lift ST-B rocket received final clearance for a Monday launch from the Kourou launch facility in French Guiana. The launch, scheduled for 2:53 p.m. EDT (3:53 p.m. local time), will send four communications satellites into orbit for O3b Networks. The “go” status for today’s launch of Soyuz and its payload was confirmed on Sunday after a launch readiness...


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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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