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Two Satellites Placed in Orbit by Chinese Rocket
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China launched a Long March 2D rocket Sept. 4, 2014, carrying a data relay satellite and a payload to conduct multimedia telecommunications experiments. (added: Sep 07, 2014 at 10:42 am)

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War Is Destroying Syria's Ancient Treasures, Satellite Photos Show
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Three years of heavy fighting have taken a toll on Syria's archaeological treasures. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites "exhibit significant damage," and some buildings are now "reduced to rubble," according to satellite images. (added: Sep 20, 2014 at 07:42 am)

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Aireon to offer satellite tracking free to help search for missing planes
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By Alwyn Scott and Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aireon LLC, a provider of satellite -based aircraft monitoring, said on Monday it will offer its tracking data for free to help authorities search for future missing planes. The system will go live in 2017, when its parent company Iridium Communications Inc....(more) (added: Sep 22, 2014 at 03:42 am)

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Listen to the SUN as satellite data is translated to reveal 'sound' of solar wind
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A scientist at the University of Michigan has carried out 'sonification'. This involved turning spacecraft data into audible sounds (illustration shown). (added: Sep 11, 2014 at 08:42 am)

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How Global Precipitation Satellites' Data Is Delivered and Translated | Video
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The Global Precipitation Measurement mission's data ultimately ends up in the hands of scientists at the NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The long 'road' the data takes is explained. (added: Sep 04, 2014 at 09:42 am)

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Space Station Defies Humans, Launches Satellites Without Permission
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The International Space Station has a cannon that launches tiny CubeSat microsatellites into orbit. Most of the time, those launches are triggered by human scientists on board or back on Earth. But this week, the ISS launched two CubeSats entirely on its own. This is how the uprising begins. Read more... (added: Sep 07, 2014 at 02:42 am)

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2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum - Sixth Lowest in Satellite Era | Animation
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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's GCOM-W1 satellite has delivered data on sea ice from March 21st, 2014 to September 17th, 2014. NASA Goddard created this visualization from the data set. (added: Sep 23, 2014 at 11:42 am)

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DARPA Wants to Test Satellite Repair Droids in Orbit
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The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years. (added: Sep 12, 2014 at 09:42 am)









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