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U.S. House passes satellite TV law reauthorization bill
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to reauthorize a law allowing satellite providers such as Dish Network Corp and DirecTV to bring in TV signals from other markets when subscribers cannot pick up local stations. (added: Jul 22, 2014 at 02:42 pm)

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Second time lucky? Watch LIVE as Nasa attempts satellite launch after rocket encountered problem yesterday
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Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 should launch today at 10:56am BST (shown). Yesterday's launch was cancelled when a water flow problem was discovered. (added: Jul 02, 2014 at 02:42 am)

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Satellite system could predict floods FIVE MONTHS in advance and save thousands of homes
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Irvine researchers say using Nasa satellites to factor in how much water was stored in a river basin can dramatically improve flood predictions. (added: Jul 07, 2014 at 09:42 pm)

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Russia loses contact with satellite full of geckos
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Photon-M satellite and five reptiles on board will be lost unless contact can be re-established, says space industry source Continue reading... (added: Jul 24, 2014 at 10:42 am)

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U.S. woman rescued at sea with family sues satellite phone company
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By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. woman rescued with her family from a Pacific Ocean sailboat after her infant daughter became ill has filed suit against her satellite phone company for cutting off service, a move she said led the family to seek an emergency rescue and ultimately to scuttle their bo....(more) (added: Jul 15, 2014 at 02:42 pm)

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SpaceX Launches Orbcomm OG2 Satellite | Video
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The private space company launched the satellite on July 14th, 2014. SpaceX will also attempt to bring the Falcon 9's first stage back to Earth with an ocean splashdown. (added: Jul 14, 2014 at 09:42 am)

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Soyuz Rocket Launches 4 Communications Satellites Into Space
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A Europeanized Russian Soyuz rocket successfully placed four O3b Networks Ka-band broadband satellites into an unusual medium-Earth orbit on July 10, 2014. (added: Jul 11, 2014 at 09:42 am)

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'Space sex geckos' are OKAY as Russia regains control of satellite
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A spacecraft launched from Kazakhstan carrying animals (shown) has been saved. Ground controllers have re-established contact with the Foton-M4 satellite. (added: Jul 28, 2014 at 08:42 am)

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NASA Launching Satellite to Track Carbon
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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is scheduled to lift off Tuesday with the aim of getting better data on how carbon moves into and out of the atmosphere — a key to understanding climate change. (added: Jul 02, 2014 at 10:42 pm)

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Russian space sex geckos struggle for survival as their satellite spirals out of control in Earth orbit
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A biological gecko experiment (shown) launched from Kazakhstan last week is feared lost. Ground controllers are unable to communicate with the Foton-M4 satellite. (added: Jul 25, 2014 at 03:42 am)

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