When we think of satellites we often think of television or GPS. However, there are many satellites out in space that are working to make our world a better place. For today’s theme we take a look at four interesting satellites and the work they’re doing:
California is worried that because the current White House doesn’t accept climate science NASA could be forced to switch off climate probes under pressure from President Trump. Thus, in a speech at the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco that drew an estimated 4,000 people from around the world, Governor Jerry Brown stated
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NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, it’s newest Earth-orbiting satellite known as ICESat-2 for short will employ laser technology to measure minute changes in the planet’s solar ice sheets. The data will assist climate scientists in understanding just how rapidly that ice is melting as global temperatures increase. As Asgardia strives to protect the
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In May, Kenya launched its first nanosatellite and established the country’s position as an elite innovator in Africa at the centre of cutting-edge technology. The nanosatellite, which measures 10 cubic centimetres is the first outer space object registered by Kenya. The craft carries two commercial cameras and experimental web audio upload and broadcast, able to
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By analyzing data from the Gaia satellite, a team of researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the University of Groningen have found some unknown sub-structures to the Milky Way. The finding came from combining the positions and speeds of six million stars on the disk of
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The final launch of a Delta II rocket was victorious this past weekend, which sent an Earth-tracking satellite built in Arizona into space to assist with measuring the impact of global warming. This is an important development for Asgardia who aims to protect Earth from space threats. As per Northrop Grumman Corp, a 2,919-pound satellite
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In a demonstration on how to successfully catch space debris a British satellite has deployed a net in orbit and done just that. The event happened over 300km above the Earth. The event came as part of a series of trials that will highlight different technologies to eliminate the defunct hardware now orbiting our planet.
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The first all-British radar satellite was sent into orbit aboard an Indian rocket from the Satish Dhawan spaceport at 17:38 BST. Known as NovaSAR, this satellite can snap pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, and at any time of day or night. A very intriguing development for Asgardia, who
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Cooprinsem, an agricultural co-op based in Chile has deployed a new satellite technology in partnership with technology services provider, Agrosat. The new satellite will be used to analyze the fertility of soil. Asgardia, who deployed a satellite known as Asgardia-1, is always interested in new technology of this nature. Announcing the new initiative at an
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Many companies have tentative plans for private space stations that will be home to the first space tourists. Each company is at different stages of planning for their own orbital observatories. However, what they have in common is that they are all promising much more than the few minutes in space.