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Space Recycling Could Be Near.

Recycling in space is not that far away. United States Department of defence says it is trying to find ways to recycle the space junk that is at thousands of miles above the Earth. There is some valuable junk up there and it could produce lots of valuable new satellite parts. At this time, there [...]

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Chinese Experimental Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

A Chinese experimental satellite failed to reach its orbit after it’s rocket malfunctioned. Orbiter SJ-11-04 was propelled by a long March II-C rocket on Thursday. It has been speculated thatChinawas about to use the satellite as part of an operational early warning defence system but this cannot be confirmed. This is believed to be the [...]

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An Experimental Chinese Satellite Launch Later This Week

China is getting to the forefront of space technology as theUSAbacks down. An experimental orbiter that is to launch on Thursday is another step forward for the Chinese. The orbiter, SJ-11-02 , will be carried into space byChina’s Long March II-C rocket. At the moment the satellite and rocket are waiting for the right conditions [...]

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Satellites Monitor The Japanese Devastation

Satellite imaging of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has been invaluable in giving a clear picture of the extent of the devastation and will help in the relief effort.What is called the International Charter ” space and major disasters” was called up by the Japanese government on the same [...]

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Fancy Building and Then Getting Your Satellite Launched into Space?

A revolution in satellite engineering has started. As long as I can remember governments and corporations have been building expensive satellites and they just get more and more expensive with each new design. The cost rises because the satellites take longer to design, new launch facilities are needed, global monitoring stations must be built, mission [...]

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Views of the Whole Solar Corona by the Solar Dynamics Observatory

It is possible to see the solar corona, the Sun’s atmosphere, during an eclipse but only the outer layer. The solar dynamics Observatory (SDO) is now taking images of the innermost solar corona seven days a week 24 hours a day. Normally the solar corona can only be seen by blocking the sun with a [...]

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Preventing Contamination from Reaching Planetary Bodies and from Contaminating the Earth

We have been looking for alien life elsewhere in the universe for quite awhile now. Mars has been the main focus of attention and it looks like in the future Europa and Titan will also attract a lot of attention. But how do we know that what we have found is alien life and that [...]

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Take a trip to Titan with Cassini Huygens

The solar system may seem a barren place when it comes to life or anything similar. Obviously we are here on our lovely planet so that statement is not true. The other planets don’t seem likely to harbour life except perhaps Mars, but the life there if there is any, is not obvious as we [...]

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Best of the Week Podcast-Everything to Do with the Preparation and Launch of a Space Vehicle

This is all about the preparations for launch of a space vehicle. It is mainly about the space shuttle, but covers lots of questions that you may have about why they stop and start all the time and what actually goes on. Why do they say that and why do they do this, you will [...]

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Best Of The Week Podcast – TDRS Data Relay Satellite System

Tracking and data relay satellite system of the TDRS sounds anything but interesting , but it’s one of those normal and secret communication systems. It’s only a 10 minute podcast so give it a go. [podcast]http://www.weirdwarp.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/The TDRS system.mp3[/podcast] Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts

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Solar Power Beamed To Earth From Space?

There are many renewable, green sources of energy one of them being solar power.  This  can be taken 1 step further by having the solar panels put into space. Obviously that requires a little more, OK a lot more effort than the words imply but would be worth it. There are benefits to outsourcing solar [...]

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