Satellites

Here’s Why China’s Launch To The Far Side Of The Moon Is A Big Deal

Enlarge / China launches Chang'e-4 lunar probe in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 8, 2018. (credit: Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing via Getty Images) Late last week, China launched an ambitious mission that...
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Nasa-noaa Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Owen's Remnants Reorganizing

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone have been lingering in the Southern Pacific Ocean for days. On Dec. 10, the storm finally appeared more organized on satellite imagery providing forecasters with a strong indication that it may be reborn as a...
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Why Satellites Need Cybersecurity Just Like You

Any modern person who spends time on the internet is familiar with the basic principles of cybersecurity — but imagine you're in charge of a satellite that people around the globe rely on.
Related topics: Space

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Boeing Has No Idea Who Is Buying Their Satellites. Or Do They?

Boeing Was Going to Build Satellites for a China-Funded Firm. Why It Just Backed Out of the Deal, Fortune "Boeing has canceled a deal to build a communications satellite -- which it has almost completed -- on the basis that the startup that ordered...
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Last-minute Glitch Delays Us Spy Satellite Launch

The launch of a clandestine new U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office was delayed by a last-minute glitch less than 8 seconds before its planned liftoff late Saturday (Dec. 8).
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A Renamed Bfr Could Be Key To Spacex's Satellite Internet Dream

It began with a tweet (as so many things do when Elon Musk is involved).On Nov. 17, the SpaceX CEO announced he's terminating efforts "to upgrade [the currently expendable second stage on Falcon 9 rockets] for reusability," and instead...
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Magnetic Reconnection In Space: Experiment And Satellite Sightings

New research describes striking similarity of laboratory research findings with observations of the four-satellite Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission that studies magnetic reconnection in space.
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Experiments At Pppl Show Remarkable Agreement With Satellite Sightings

As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection—the breaking apart and explosive reconnection of the magnetic field lines in plasma that occurs throughout the universe—has found key aspects of the...
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China Will Make History By Launching The First Mission To The Far Side Of The Moon

China is about to send spacecraft where no one has before: to the far side of the Moon. The Chang’e 4 mission will launch on a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in Sichuan, China, at about 1:30pm US eastern time on Friday...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Spacecrafts

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Stay Up Late To Watch Ula Launch A Secret Satellite With Its Most Powerful Rocket

Tonight, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) is set to launch its most powerful rocket — the Delta IV Heavy — sending up a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from California. The mission will be the 132nd mission for...
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Why Tehran Is Sinking Dangerously

Researchers have used data from radar satellites to measure the subsidence of the Earth's surface in the Tehran region in Iran. They found out that between 2003 and 2017 three areas sank there with rates of sometimes more than 25 centimeters per...
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How Spacex Launched 64 Satellites Into Orbit On A Falcon 9

Go behind the scenes with Spaceflight Industries, the space travel agency of sorts that coordinated a jam-packed Falcon 9 flight earlier this week.
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Earth’s Magnetic Poles Could Start To Flip. What Happens Then?

by Jonathan O’Callaghan As Earth’s magnetic shield fails, so do its satellites. First, our communications satellites in the highest orbits go down. Next, astronauts in low-Earth orbit can no longer phone home. And finally, cosmic rays start to...
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Greenland Ice Loss Quickening

Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster.
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space

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Subtlety And The Selective Art Of Separating Lanthanides

Lanthanide elements are essential parts of today's high-tech commodities including flat-screen TVs, cell phones, electric cars, and satellites. While the demand for these elements is high, separating lanthanides from impurities (other lanthanides)...
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Galileo's Magnifico Measurement: 1976 Redshift Test Updated

A second put aside for Doresa and Milena Clocks on a pair of Galileo satellites have given physicists the first refinement of gravitational redshift since 1976.…
Related topics: Space, Physics

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Ice Loss In Greenland Is Accelerating

The rate at which Greenland is losing its ice is accelerating. This unsurprising conclusion comes from a new study based on 25 years of satellite data from the European Space Agency. The new study was published in Earth and Planetary Science...
Related topics: Space, European Space Agency

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Spacex Rocket Misses Landing, Makes A Splash In The Atlantic [videos]

After a historic launch from the West Coast on December 3 — when SpaceX lofted 64 satellites into orbit, as reported by the Inquisitr at the time — the private space company traveled to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 5...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Science Videos

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Did Russia Just Launch A Secret Space Weapon Into Orbit?

U.S. intelligence recorded a Russian rocket deploying a mysterious object during a recent mission.It's possibly an inspector satellite, a spacecraft designed to repair, monitor and, potentially, destroy other satellites.Weaponized satellites would...
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Einstein's 'time Dilation' Gets Pinpoint Measure Thanks To Wayward Satellites

The botched launch of two global-positioning satellites four years ago has proven to be a real gift to physicists.
Related topics: Albert Einstein, Space, Physics

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