Satellites

03.30.16
ICYMI: A space-based full service stop, bat drone and more
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ICYMI: A space-based full service stop, bat drone and more

DARPA wants to create robotic servicing vehicles to inspect and fix satellites.

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11.20.15
NASA's FireSat system will be able to detect wildfires from space
11.20.15

NASA's FireSat system will be able to detect wildfires from space

The FireSat system could start looking out for wildfires around the globe by June 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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