Articles tagged Space
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Wednesday, 17th October 2012
How To Build And Launch Your Own Satellite [VIDEO]
Do you have a burning scientific question that can be answered only by putting a satellite into orbit? You're in luck. It’s now feasible to do just that, using only off-the-shelf technology, in a design called a CubeSat. It’ll run you around $50,000. For university, commercial or government projects, this new price point is a game changer.
Wednesday, 22nd August 2012
Video: Watch Cosmonauts Toss A 20-Pound Satellite Overboard
Russian cosmonauts tossed a 20-pound spherical satellite overboard on Monday. Scientists will track the 21-inch target to test techniques for monitoring junk objects in orbit. The treacherous cloud of space junk threatens to take out the satellites that drive GPS, broadcast, remote imaging, and other functions. Canadian satellite watcher…
Monday, 13th August 2012
Tuesday, 7th August 2012
NASA Expanding Into Apps, More Video Games
When Mars rover Curiosity touched down Sunday, August 5th, it was more than a technological triumph for the space agency; it was another victory in a four-year-old social-media campaign that has expanded to Google+ Hangouts, Angry Birds and Xbox 360 Kinect games and, in the future, maybe mission-specific apps.
Friday, 3rd August 2012
SpaceX Wins $440 Million NASA Contract to Replace the Space Shuttle
Aerospace firm SpaceX announced Friday that it won a $440 million contract from NASA to modify its Dragon capsule for human space flight as a private-sector successor to the Space Shuttle. The plan is to launch the first Dragon flight carrying American astronauts by 2015.