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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Society of Satellite Professionals International Launches Web Site Making the Case for Satellite as Essential to the World

The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today launched How Satellites Make a Better World (, a Web site cataloging the enormous contributions of satellite technology to human welfare, the economy, peace and security.   The site is part of a long-term campaign, Making the Case for Satellite, which seeks to raise awareness of satellite

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

First Satellite Masters Conference Set to Launch in Berlin

The first Satellite Masters Conference will provide a unique marketplace for sharing innovations based on satellite navigation and Earth observation capabilities and connecting with the world’s leading network for downstream satellite business.

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Google to Invest $1 billion on Satellites to Spread Internet Access

Google Inc. plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the globe, people familiar with the project said, hoping to overcome financial and technical problems that thwarted previous efforts. Details remain in flux, the people said, but the project will start with 180

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Boeing Sees Strong Commercial Demand for Satellites

Boeing Co , the world’s No. 1 commercial satellite producer, says strong demand in the commercial market will help its satellite division weather a downturn in U.S. defense spending and should continue to boost revenues in coming years. Boeing’s development of the first all-electric satellite, were continuing to generate strong demand, but the company was

Monday, February 4th, 2013

DigitalGlobe Announces Satellite Development Plans

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) (“DigitalGlobe”) today announced that its previously planned satellite construction program related to its third WorldView-class satellite remains on track. DigitalGlobe can now confirm that it plans to complete WorldView-3 on its original schedule to be ready for launch in mid-2014 in order to meet the requirements of its EnhancedView contract with the U.S. government.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Flying Thermometers

Some satellites carry instruments that provide measurements of the surface temperature of oceans and seas – like a thermometer in the sky. Scientists met recently to review data from new satellite missions and scientific progress in the field.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Covering Satellite Risks

The challenges of space travel are not only numerous but also sophisticated. For example Ariane V is one of the most reliable rockets so far. It conveys satellites into orbit and supplies the ISS with material by launching the Automated Transfer Vehicle. Despite numerous successful launches, they are anything but routine. “The biggest difference of

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Satellites and Piracy on the High Seas

Piracy may be a topic of schoolboy adventure stories, but it’s still a dangerous and costly problem for merchant shipping and tourism in some parts of the world. In the pirate-ridden waters of the Indian Ocean, satellites show that environmental conditions have limited recent pirate activity.

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

American Satellites Are Rotting Alone in Space, Who Will Save Them?

SpaceX’s Dragon vehicle and its recent blast into space have gotten plenty of press. Many see the shift to privatized space travel as the nail in the coffin for the United States government’s space exploration. But you likely haven’t heard about another critical deficiency in the US space program: America is quickly losing its scientific

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Our View of Earth From Space Is in Danger

Earth-observing satellites have completely changed our understanding of our planet and ourselves. But the ability of U.S. scientists to track tornadoes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and climate change from space is now in a steep decline. “The nation’s Earth observing capability from space is beginning to wane as older missions fail and are not replaced,” according to

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