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NASA is preparing to launch an inexpensive, football-sized probe to study lightning, including its effects on the atmosphere and the possible link between the phenomenon and powerful energy bursts known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes.
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
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.
Scientists say space weather could be causing some satellite malfunctions due to high-energy electrons.
Student interns have completed their 10-week term at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center designing a CubeSat under the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate.
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.
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...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
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