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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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Isis execution site revealed by satellite images, claims human rights group
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Grisly photos and satellite images provide evidence of 'horrible war crime' in which at least 160 died, says Human Rights Watch Continue reading... (added: Jun 27, 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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SpaceX launches cluster of commercial satellites
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The SpaceX company has launched a rocket packed with communication satellites.... (added: Jul 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm)

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‚ÄčNASA's next satellite wants to know where all our carbon dioxide is going
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The satellite mission tasks it with surveying specific spots on Earth every 16 days by recording the type of sunlight that reflects off of the atmosphere. Scientists can measure CO2 by evaluating the color and intensity of these reflections, and will compare this data to carbon measuring devices on the ground ....(more) (added: Jun 30, 2014 at 04:42 pm)

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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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Satellite to seek 'missing carbon'
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The US space agency is set to put a high-resolution carbon dioxide observatory into orbit - a re-build of a satellite destroyed on launch five years ago. (added: Jun 30, 2014 at 10:42 am)

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Human Rights Watch identifies Isis execution sites based on satellite images - video
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Human Rights Watch says it has identified the sites of mass executions earlier this month after comparing satellite images to photos released by Isis militants. Analysis shows the executions of between 160 and 190 men took place in a field near a former palace of Saddam Hussein. Recent ....(more) (added: Jun 27, 2014 at 10:42 am)

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NASA Carbon Dioxide-Monitoring Satellite 'Go' for Tuesday Launch
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The space agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite passed its launch readiness review Sunday, meaning the craft is set to lift off Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:56 a.m. EDT atop a Delta 2 rocket. (added: Jun 30, 2014 at 06:42 am)

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