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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Satellites Can Improve Regional Air Quality Forecasting

Jan. 29, 2015 — Researchers found that data gathered from geo-stationary satellites -- satellites orbiting Earth at about 22,000 miles above the equator and commonly used for telecommunications and weather imaging ... read more

Jan. 26, 2015 — Many satellites that monitor the Earth orbit relatively close to the planet, while some satellites that monitor the sun orbit our star. DSCOVR will keep an eye on both, with a focus on the sun. To ... read more

Meteosat-7 Becomes EUMETSAT's Longest-Serving Operational Satellite

Jan. 26, 2015 — On 24 January 2015, Meteosat-7 becomes the longest-serving operational satellite in EUMETSAT history, clocking up 17 years of monitoring the weather from ... read more

Oct. 23, 2014 — Space debris, also known as 'space junk,' is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing satellites orbiting Earth, including NOAA-NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership ... read more

July 15, 2014 — The Magnetometer instrument that will fly on NOAA's GOES-R satellite when it is launched in early 2016 has completed the development and testing phase and is ready to be integrated with the ... read more

June 24, 2014 — The solar array that will provide power to NOAA's GOES-R satellite has been tested, approved and shipped to a facility where it will be incorporated on the spacecraft. The five sections of the ... read more

June 19, 2014 — Two nanosatellites were launched from Russia by a Canadian research and technology team. Costing a fraction of conventional space telescopes and similar in size and weight to a car battery, the ... read more

May 30, 2014 — The new Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite is now in the hands of the engineers who will fly the spacecraft and ensure the steady flow of data on rain and snow for the life ... read more

May 29, 2014 — Two of the six instruments that will fly on NOAA's first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R satellite have completed integration with the spacecraft. The Solar Ultraviolet ... read more

Apr. 3, 2014 — It used to be that building and launching a working satellite was an enormously expensive and complex undertaking, feasible only for governmental and military agencies. But the CubeSat revolution of ... read more

Mar. 11, 2014 — Recently initiatives that capitalise on the public’s interest in space and astronomy have proliferated, some putting a price tag on naming space objects and their features, such as Mars craters. ... read more

Mar. 5, 2014 — NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer -- a type of propellant -- into the tanks of ... read more

'Gravity'-Style Space Debris Threat from Giant Satellite Explored

Feb. 19, 2014 — Physics students have pointed out that the huge observational satellite Envisat -- which lost contact with Earth in 2012 -- could potentially pose a threat similar to the events which plague Sandra ... read more

Feb. 17, 2014 — 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 ... read more

Feb. 12, 2014 — Scientists have demonstrated how new satellite technology can be used to count whales, and ultimately estimate their population size. Using Very High Resolution satellite imagery, alongside image ... read more

Feb. 12, 2014 — More than 400 years after its discovery by Galileo, the largest moon in the solar system has finally claimed a spot on the map. A team of scientists has produced the first global geologic map of ... read more

Feb. 12, 2014 — Four unknown galaxy clusters each potentially containing thousands of individual galaxies have been discovered some 10 billion light years from Earth. An international team of astronomers used a new ... read more

Jan. 22, 2014 — Scientists are using mini-satellites that work as "space cops" to help control traffic in ... read more

Unique Model Simulates Electron Environment in Space at 36000 Km Above the Earth

Dec. 9, 2013 — A spacecraft at near-Earth orbit is continuously bombarded by charged particles. Scientists have now developed a unique model that simulates electron environment in the near-Earth ... read more

Nov. 22, 2013 — In a dense fog, a Russian Rockot rocket on 22 November 2013 cleared the launchpad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on schedule at 13:02:15 CET. In the tip of the rocket: three identical satellites to ... read more

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