Satellites

11.16.15
Researchers use satellite launch blunder to test relativity
11.16.15

Researchers use satellite launch blunder to test relativity

If life gives you satnav launch problems, make satnav-launch-problem-ade.

By S. Dent,   11.16.15
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10.20.15
NASA flies four satellites in 'tightest ever' formation
10.20.15

NASA flies four satellites in 'tightest ever' formation

Imagine trying to get four satellites, each one the size of a baseball field, to fly in formation at 15,000 miles an hour.

By D. Cooper,   10.20.15
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06.16.15
Airbus to build the world's biggest satellite constellation
06.16.15

Airbus to build the world's biggest satellite constellation

The OneWeb startup founded by Richard Branson's Virgin and Qualcomm, has announced that it has awa...

By A. Tarantola,   06.16.15
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06.04.15
SpaceX wants to launch internet-beaming satellites
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SpaceX wants to launch internet-beaming satellites

Google's Project Loon and Facebook's internet drones could soon see added competition from SpaceX. T...

By A. Tarantola,   06.04.15
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08.01.14
NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel
08.01.14

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can we...

By Z. Honig,   08.01.14
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06.01.14
Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide
06.01.14

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Stree...

By J. Fingas,   06.01.14
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05.28.14
After drones, Google and Facebook eye satellites to expand internet access
05.28.14

After drones, Google and Facebook eye satellites to expand internet access

Google and Facebook already compete on PCs, mobile devices and recently their rivalry has moved to...

By R. Lawler,   05.28.14
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03.27.14
Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'
03.27.14

Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'

Following the hubbub of its recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR, Facebook has jus...

By N. Lee,   03.27.14
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02.03.14
Sound system simulates a rocket blast, would kill you just as dead
02.03.14

Sound system simulates a rocket blast, would kill you just as dead

Sure, your stereo may go up to 11 and beyond, but you probably couldn't murder your listeners with...

By S. Dent,   02.03.14
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