Satellites

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...

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03.24.13
Satellite Safari gives you a unique vantage point for what is in orbit
03.24.13

Satellite Safari gives you a unique vantage point for what is in orbit

Satellite Safari is a new iOS app from the creators of Sky Safari. Rather than look at the univ...

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02.26.13
Nexus One launched into space on CubeSat, becomes first PhoneSat in orbit (video)
02.26.13

Nexus One launched into space on CubeSat, becomes first PhoneSat in orbit (video)

Google's Nexus One has dreamt of space travel for a while now, but on Monday it was finally launch...

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01.26.13
Canada's Dextre robot refuels faux satellite from the ISS in first-of-a-kind test
01.26.13

Canada's Dextre robot refuels faux satellite from the ISS in first-of-a-kind test

Move over, Canadarm. You may have helped the space shuttle fleet repair the Hubble Telescope and b...

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01.22.13
DARPA touts progress on Phoenix program to salvage dead satellites
01.22.13

DARPA touts progress on Phoenix program to salvage dead satellites

DARPA made some bold promises last summer when it announced its Phoenix program to harvest dead sa...

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10.08.12
UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end
10.08.12

UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end

Sure, we can pull space junk out of orbit with lasers or use it to cobble together new satellites,...

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10.07.12
Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar panel printer, gold producing bacteria and a life-size of horse made of computer keys
10.07.12

Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar panel printer, gold producing bacteria and a life-size of horse made of computer keys

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean t...

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08.18.12
MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites
08.18.12

MIT 'microthrusters' are the size of a penny, could reposition tiny satellites

Bus-sized satellites require massive engines for even the slightest movements, but as far smaller...

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06.28.12
Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit
06.28.12

Pentagon starts Phoenix trial to harvest defunct satellites, MacGyver new ones from orbit

The Phoenix Frankenprogram to harvest the corpses of expired satellites and cobble together new on...

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