Satellites

Video: One Billion Stars And Counting—the Sky According To Gaia's Second Data Release

Launched in 2013, ESA's Gaia satellite has been scanning the sky to measure the positions, distances and motions of more than one billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The goal of the mission is to create the most detailed galactic map ever...
Related topics: Science Videos, European Space Agency, Space, Milky Way

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Russian Satellite, Comet Or 'ufo'? Videos Of 'epic' Fireball Seen In Australia's Sky Puzzle Netizens

The fiery show was preceded by the launch of a Russian satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, while the third stage of the rocket's booster was expected to fall into the ocean near Australia.
Related topics: Space, Comets, UFOs, Science Videos

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Here’s Noaa’s Outlook For Us Summer Weather—and Hurricane Season

Enlarge / Let's start with something nice... check the orange popping out of this April 14 satellite image of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. (credit: NASA EO) On Friday, NOAA released its latest seasonal weather outlook for the US,...
Related topics: Hurricanes, Space, NASA

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Small Satellite Launcher Virgin Orbit Plans To Fly Its Rocket For The First Time This Weekend

Virgin Orbit’s 747 Cosmic Girl and rocket LauncherOne | Image: Virgin Orbit Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit — the sibling company to Richard Branson’s space tourism venture Virgin Galactic — plans to conduct the first test launch of...
Related topics: Space, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson

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Beta Cephei-type Pulsations Detected In V453 Cygni

Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers have detected Beta Cephei-type pulsations in an eclipsing binary system known as V453 Cygni. The finding, detailed in a paper published May 15 on arXiv.org, could be helpful in...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Exoplanets, Polls

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Space Is Full Of Junk Because Private Companies Keep Launching Satellites

Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites – along with launch vehicle components and debris from...
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Uk Nears Final Stage Of Skynet Satellite Contract Competition

Britain’s Ministry of Defense will soon launch the final stage of a competition to manage ground station capabilities for Skynet, a military communications satellite network which provides strategic communication services to the British Armed...
Related topics: Space, Military

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Earth's Magnetic Field Mysteriously Weakening In Specific Locations, Throwing Off Satellites And...

Earth's Magnetic Field Mysteriously Weakening In Specific Locations, Throwing Off Satellites And Spacecraft Tyler Durden Fri, 05/22/2020 - 22:05 The Earth's magnetic field, which protects life on our planet by blocking the...
Related topics: Space, Spacecrafts

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Nasa Examines Tropical Storm Mangga In Infrared Light

NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to provide forecasters with a look at the temperatures of the cloud tops in Tropical Storm Mangga.
Related topics: NASA, Space

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Using Satellites And Ai To Help Fight Poverty In Africa

In combating poverty, like any fight, it’s good to know the locations of your targets. Stanford researchers have created a new powerful tool that can help estimate the level of poverty across African villages and changes in their development...
Related topics: Space

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Norway Bets Millions Of Kronor To Win 'european Space Race'

The Scandinavian country's ambition is to make the Andøya Space Centre in Nordland County the main location for satellite launches in Europe, edging out its competitors.
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Netizens Celebrate Nature's Glorious Revival With Stunning Pics On International Day Of Biodiversity

New Delhi (Sputnik): Many of us may have seen satellite pictures of the Earth from space, showcasing it in all its wondrous colour. Our planet is home to over 8.7 million species of animals, birds, plants and insects, which all contribute to the...
Related topics: Biodiversity, Space

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Satellite Images Show Typhoon Amphan's Landfall In India, Bangladesh

Satellites are keeping a careful watch on Typhoon Amphan during and after landfall near eastern India and Bangladesh Wednesday (May 20).
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Ajit Pai Doubts Elon Musk’s Spacex Broadband-latency Claims

Enlarge / SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, on Monday, March 9, 2020. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Communications Commission is not convinced that SpaceX's Starlink broadband network will be...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Bloomberg

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Virgin Orbit Sets First Orbital Launch For May 24

Virgin Orbit has been preparing for this moment for years, but it’s now officially ready to launch its small satellite delivery vehicle to orbit for the first time. This key demonstration mission, taking off from Mojave Air and Space Port in...
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Nasa-noaa Satellite Catches Post-tropical Storm Arthur's End

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the western North Atlantic Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of Post Tropical Storm Arthur.
Related topics: NASA, Space

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A New Plasma Engine Will Allow Less Expensive, More Efficient, And Longer Space Missions

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have patented a new spatial plasma-fueled engine capable of satellite and spacecraft propulsion, with magnetic field geometry and configuration that would minimize losses on walls and their...
Related topics: Space, Patents, Spacecrafts

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Satellites Endanger Pristine Views Of The Night Sky

UNESCO should declare the heavens a World Heritage site -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Satellites In Low Orbits Are Taking Over The Skies

Earth monitoring and high-speed Internet are driving demand -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Should The Moon Be Privatized? The Us Says Yes

Private industries have helped drop the cost of launching rockets, satellites and other equipment into space to historic lows. That has boosted interest in developing space – both for mining raw materials such as silicon for solar panels and...
Related topics: Moon, Space

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