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August 24, 2015

Satellites Focus on Rescue and Damage Control Work (China)

BEIJING, August 24, 2015 — China has mobilized at least eight of its satellites to help with search-and-rescue and damage control work after last week’s massive blasts in Tianjin. Estimated Article Reading Time: 1 min. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp activated its emergency response mechanism on the morning of Aug 13, several hours

August 22, 2015

Taiwan Utilizes SmartDO to Optimize the Remote Sensing Instrument of FORMOSAT-8 Satellite

August 22, 2015 - Taiwan began to collaborate with US company on designing and developing its own satellite since 1994. In  January of 1999, the first satellite FORMOSAT-1 was launched, and retired in 2004.  Later in 2004 and 2006 FORMOSAT-2 and FORMOSAT-3 were also launched. In 2010, FORMOSAT-5 passed all design verification, and is waiting to

August 14, 2015

Buttoned Up: Lockheed Martin-Built MUOS-4 Secure Communications Satellite Encapsulated for August 31 Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., August 14, 2015 — The fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing August 10. It is scheduled to launch August 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas Vrocket. MUOS-4 is the latest

August 6, 2015

Surrey Satellite US Expands Business Development Team

ENGLEWOOD, COLO., August 6, 2015 — Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) today announced the addition of Stephen Eisele and Rick Sanford to its business development team. Eisele and Sanford join Brent Abbott and report to COO Doug Gerull in SST-US’s focus on developing new business and expanding existing opportunities within the United States aerospace market. Eisele

July 20, 2015

Landsat Sees Eye of the Sahara

July 20, 2015 — Located near the western edge of the Sahara Desert, the Eye of the Sahara is a feature that resembles a large eye when viewed from space. Also known as the Richat Structure or Guelb er Richat, the Eye is a symmetrical dome of eroded sedimentary and volcanic rock. The outermost rings

July 20, 2015

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Global Positioning System for the U.S. Air Force

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.,July 20,2015 — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the 10th Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 11:36 a.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. This is ULA’s sixth launch in 2015 and the 97th successful launch since the company

July 11, 2015

SSTL Announces the Successful Launch of the DMC3/TripleSat Satellite Constellation

July 10, 2015—Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the launch on 10 July 2015 of three 1-metre resolution optical Earth Observation satellites that will form the DMC3/TripleSat Constellation. The satellites were placed into a 651km sun-synchronous Low Earth Orbit by a PSLV-XL launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota launch site in

July 9, 2015

ESA Teams Ready for Europe’s Next Weather Satellite

July 9, 2015 — Ground control teams are ready to shepherd Europe’s next weather satellite through its critical first days in orbit, ensuring it is working and healthy in the harsh environment of space. On 15 July, a team of experts will be sitting ‘on console’ in the Main Control Room at ESA’s European Space

June 30, 2015

China Launches High-Resolution Earth-Observation Satellite

China launched the Gaofen 8 satellite on June 26, 2015, from the Taiyuan space center in northern China. The high-resolution, optical Earth-observation satellite is part of the Gaofen family, with Gaofen 1 launching in 2013 and Gaofen 2 launching in 2014.

June 29, 2015

Sentinel-2 Delivers First Images

June 29, 2015—Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe’s Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme. With a swath width of 290 km, the satellite’s first acquisition began in Sweden and made a strip-like observation

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