Satellites

Nasa Creates A Flood Proxy Map Of Areas Affected By Tropical Storm Barry

Even before Tropical Storm Barry made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, July 13, it had already dropped a lot of rain on the state. Using satellite data, NASA created a map that shows areas that are likely flooded.
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The Apollo 11 Mission Was Also A Global Media Sensation

The satellites were finally ready to beam images back to Earth in 1969. And some 600 million people watched the event live.
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Uk's Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station Takes An Eye Off The Sky To Strike Out Into Data Centre Biz

Complete with an immersion-cooled machine learning cluster Goonhilly Earth Station, the Cornish-based satellite comms and space tech hub, has cut the ribbon on a data centre to sell colocation and managed services.…
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Virgin Galactic Will Be The First "new Space" Company To Go Public

It's finally happening. "New Space" -- the group of companies exploring new ways to build rockets, launch satellites (and people) into orbit, and commercialize the next frontier -- is finally turning into a concept you can invest in.Case in point: A...
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Russia May Set Up Glonass Ground Stations In Saudi Arabia - Meeting Papers

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Saudi Arabia may host ground stations of Russia's global GLONASS satellite navigation system as part of the space cooperation plan between the two countries, according to a final document from a meeting of the joint Russian-Saudi...
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Europe’s Gps Sat-nav Alternative Galileo Goes Down

Europe’s Galileo satellite network has been almost entirely offline since Thursday. Europe’s Galileo satellite network has been almost entirely offline since Thursday, according to the European GNSS Service Center. The...
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Europe’s Gps System Galileo Down Since Friday Due To ‘technical Incident’

Galileo down: the European Union’s satellite navigation system has been down since Friday due to what has been described as “a technical incident.” Galileo signals can be used by the iPhone 8 and later and Android smartphones for mapping and...
Related topics: Space, Iphone, Android

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Nasa's Airs Images Tropical Storm Barry Before Landfall

NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), aboard the Aqua satellite, captured imagery of Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico at about 2 p.m. local time on Friday afternoon. According to the National Hurricane Center, Barry is expected to...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Gulf Of Mexico, Hurricanes

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Europe’s Gps Alternative Has Been Offline Since Friday

Galileo, the European satellite navigation system, has been suffering a major outage since Friday, reports BBC News. The system’s status page currently lists all 22 of its satellites as either “Not Usable” or “Testing,” as part of an...
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Europe's Sat-nav Network Crippled By 'technical Incident'

Europe's Galileo satellite network, freshly approved by the FCC for US smartphones, has suffered a serious outage. The system has been down since Friday due to what officials at the European GNSS Agency (GSA) have described as a "technical...
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France Is Creating A Space Command To Defend Its Satellites

The US isn't the only country that wants to create a dedicated space force within its military. French President Emmanuel Macron has greenlit plans to create a space command within his country's air force next September. The division...
Related topics: Space, Military, Emmanuel Macron

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Quite Nimble For A Trillion Tonne Object: Monster Iceberg On The Move Again, Satellite Imagery Shows

In July 2017 a crack in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf caused a trillion tonne chunk of ice, dubbed iceberg A-68, to break off, sparking fears it could disintegrate into pieces too small to track on satellites and drift into shipping lanes.
Related topics: Icebergs, Space, Antarctica (science)

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Macron Declares French Space Command Is In The Works

The new space initiative is expected to help France better ensure the safety of its satellites.
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Curiosity Rover Is Seen Creeping Up A Rugged Martian Mountain

A satellite zooming around Mars spotted a lone machine, the Curiosity Rover, exploring the rugged Martian terrain.  The car-sized rover, which has traveled almost 13 miles on Mars over the last seven years, is now carefully inching up the base...
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars

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Thousands Without Power As Tropical Storm Barry Nears Louisiana Coast

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Barry. (via the National Weather Service) Though Tropical Storm Barry hasn’t yet reached Louisiana’s coastline, the people along the coast are already getting a glimpse of what is to come. Rain and early signs...
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Amazon Lays Out Satellite Constellation Service Goals, Deployment And Deorbit Plans To Fcc

Amazon released more details on its plan to deploy broadband satellites, telling U.S. telecom regulators service can start in limited areas with less than a fifth of the total constellation.
Related topics: Amazon, Space, Constellations

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Maintaining Large-scale Satellite Constellations Using Logistics Approach

Researchers have identified a critical hidden challenge about replacing the broken satellites in megaconstellations and proposed a unique solution with inventory control methods.
Related topics: Space, Constellations

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Virgin Orbit Tests Its Satellite-delivery Rocket For The First Time

Virgin Orbit achieved a milestone with a successful drop test of their LauncherOne rocket. Once complete, this system will deliver satellites to orbit for less money. The post Virgin Orbit Tests its Satellite-Delivery Rocket for the First Time...
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Move Over Spacex. Amazon Wants To Launch Thousands Of Internet Satellites Too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of SpaceX and their Starlink satellite system, Amazon intends to launch thousands of internet satellites in the coming years....
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Amazon

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This Monthly Subscription Offsets Your Personal Carbon Footprint

And it gives you photos, satellite images, and other data to prove your money is going to real, carbon-sequestering projects. If you live in the U.S., you probably emit around 19 tons of CO2 in a year, more or less, depending on factors like how...
Related topics: Carbon Dioxide, Science Photos, Space

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