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Cluster of International Satellites Ready for Ride Into Orbit on Vega Rocket

Cluster of international satellites ready for ride into orbit on Vega rocket

Debuting a two-tier structure designed to accommodate dozens of small satellites on a single mission, an Italian-made Vega rocket is set for liftoff Saturday night from the northeastern coast of South America on a flight to demonstrate European industry’s answer to growing rideshare launch demand.

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China Reaches New Milestone in Space-Based Quantum Communications

China Reaches New Milestone in Space-Based Quantum Communications

See the original article here: China Reaches New Milestone in Space-Based Quantum Communications Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2016 shows a satellite-to-earth link established between quantum satellite “Micius” and the quantum communication ground station in Xinglong, north China’s Hebei Province. Credit: The launch of the Chinese satellite Micius in 2016 could have been viewed as merely a single addition to

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China’s Quantum Satellite Enables the ‘World’s Most Secure Communication Link’

China’s quantum satellite enables the ‘world’s most secure communication link’

See the original article here: China’s quantum satellite enables the ‘world’s most secure communication link’ In the middle of the night, invisible to anyone but special telescopes in two Chinese observatories, satellite Micius sends particles of light to Earth to establish the world’s most secure communication link. Named after the ancient Chinese philosopher also known as Mozi, Micius is the

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Foam ‘spider webs’ from tiny satellites could help clean up space junk

Foam 'spider webs' from tiny satellites could help clean up space junk

See the original article here: Foam ‘spider webs’ from tiny satellites could help clean up space junk A little foam-spewing spacecraft could make a big dent in the space-junk problem in the coming years. The Russian startup StartRocket is developing a “Foam Debris Catcher,” a small, autonomous satellite that would snag and de-orbit space debris using sticky polymer foam. “It’s

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University’s Student-Built Satellites Blast into Space after Years of Delays

University’s Student-Built Satellites Blast into Space after Years of Delays

See the original article here: University’s Student-Built Satellites Blast into Space after Years of Delays The rocket carrying mini-sensors developed by BU students blasted off from New Zealand June 13. Photo courtesy of Rocket Lab First mission for BUSAT probes potentially damaging electric currents Better three years late than never. Work built by Boston University SATellite (BUSAT) program students has

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China Forms First Satellite Network for Civil Maritime Affairs With Latest Successful Launch

China forms first satellite network for civil maritime affairs with latest successful launch

See the original article here: China forms first satellite network for civil maritime affairs with latest successful launch Video: Zheng Xiaohu, Feng Yang and Wang Ye China successfully sent a newly developed maritime environment monitoring satellite into orbit at 2:31 am on Thursday, forming the country’s first satellite network for civil maritime affairs, which the developer said would bring the

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Planet’s View From Above Just Got Clearer

Planet’s view from above just got clearer

Planet’s satellites captured this view of Iran near the Strait of Hormuz. The remote-sensing firm Planet operates more than one hundred satellites that constantly orbit the earth, collecting imagery of the world’s entire landmass each day. Now, to offer more clarity to its customers, it has flown a handful of its satellites 50 km closer to the Earth. This literal

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Space for the Oceans: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources

Space for the Oceans: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources

Oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface and are vital for our survival. But they are under stress from climate change, pollution, and ocean acidification, which all affect ecosystems and biodiversity. UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 – Life below water – focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources. With its fleet of Earth observation

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Bill Gates Backs $1 Billion Plan to Blanket Earth in Video Surveillance Satellites

Bill Gates Backs $1 Billion Plan to Blanket Earth in Video Surveillance Satellites

Our planet will soon be surrounded by 500 satellites capable of real-time coverage of human activity and movement around the globe Microsoft founder Bill Gates is bankrolling a company that plans on launching a $1 billion network of satellites to provide live-streaming coverage of almost “corner” of the earth. […] returntonow.net See more about this here: Bill Gates Backs $1

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