Satellites

12.21.16
Russia successfully tested a missile that could cripple US satellites
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Russia successfully tested a missile that could cripple US satellites

Experts say this should be a wake-up call to protect America's space infrastructure.

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11.17.16
SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 internet satellites
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SpaceX wants to launch 4,425 internet satellites

The private space corp has asked the FCC for permission to launch them.

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07.25.16
US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war
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US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war

The Air Force wants to keep its "competitive advantage" in space.

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07.12.16
Climate change is pushing clouds up and toward the poles
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Climate change is pushing clouds up and toward the poles

That matches predictions that warming will push storms toward the poles.

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04.15.16
How the Navy's orbiting robots will refurbish civilian satellites
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How the Navy's orbiting robots will refurbish civilian satellites

The RSGS program will keep geosynchronous spacecraft flying for years to come.

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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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