Posts Tagged ‘Satellites’

NASA detects strongest solar flare in more than a decade

A pair of solar flares, including the most powerful one in more than a decade, were detected by  NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory sun-monitoring probe early Wednesday morning, experts at the US space agency confirmed in an announcement released later on in the day. The first of the two flares was classified as an X2.2 flare […]

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Rocket launches eight tiny NASA satellites to study hurricanes

Miami (AFP) Dec 15, 2016

A rocket on Thursday propelled into orbit eight tiny NASA satellites meant to peer deeply into hurricanes and help scientists better understand how they gain force, the US space agency said.

NASA’s Cyclone Global Naviga…

Russian new generation satellites to undergo first flight tests in 2020

Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 17, 2016

Russia’s new generation Earth observation Resurs-PM series satellite will have first flight tests in 2020, Roscosmos Director of Automatic Space Complexes Department Kirill Borisov said on Monday.

According to the …

Elon Musk to US government: ‘Can we launch 4,425 satellites?’

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is setting out strategies to launch over 4000 satellites into space to provide global Internet access. His company, SpaceX, which specializes in space exploration and technology, has applied to the US government to oversee a vast network of 4425 satellites that will blanket the globe with high-speed internet. Initial […]

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Launch of new Galileo navigation quartet

Paris (ESA) Nov 18, 2016

An Ariane 5 rocket has launched four additional Galileo satellites, accelerating deployment of the new satellite navigation system. The Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French…

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