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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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Dazzling SpaceX Nighttime Launch Sends AsiaSat 6 Satellite Into Orbit
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The private spaceflight company SpaceX successfully launched a new commercial telecommunications satellite for Asia early Sunday (Sept. 7) in a dazzling nighttime liftoff that ended a nearly two-week delay for the mission. A SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Flo....(more) (added: Sep 07, 2014 at 04:42 am)

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MH370: satellite phone call revealed as Australia gives update on search
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Failed call placed by Malaysia Airlines ground staff has been traced and supports Indian Ocean crash theory, say authorities Continue reading... (added: Aug 28, 2014 at 02:42 am)

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Galileo Satellites Fail To Reach Correct Orbit - Launch Video
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A Soyuz ST-B rocket blasted off from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana with a payload of two Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites for the Galileo constellation. (added: Aug 23, 2014 at 11:42 am)

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Google satellite executive reportedly leaves to work with SpaceX
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Google Satellite executive Greg Wyler has left Google and has reportedly been seen frequenting the SpaceX office, according to The Wall Street Journal. Neither Wyler nor the two companies have commented on his abrupt departure, which comes just months after he was hired to assist in Google's attempt at cr....(more) (added: Sep 02, 2014 at 11:42 pm)

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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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30 Satellites To Launch For European Global Navigation System | Video
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The Galileo constellation will consist of 30 satellites (First two failed to reach correct orbit - see the launch). The European Space Agency hopes to launch the satellites once every 3 to 4 months. (added: Aug 23, 2014 at 08:42 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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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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