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#Science Where are our satellites?

The history of Nigeria’s quest for launching a Satellite can simple be traced back to 2004 when the first contract was signed to build the first Satellite Nicomsat 1. 299 more words


Google to share satellite images with non-profits

Various sites report on news that Google (via recently purchased Skybox) will be sharing satellite images with a number of non-profits that can use the resource to better plan and monitor the impact of their projects and attempts to address issues around the globe.

Source: Engadget


Russia to Orbit 9 MilCom Satellites by 2020

By RIA Novosti on Friday, October 24th, 2014

The Russian military will add nine advanced communications satellites to its orbital grouping by 2020, a senior military commander said Monday. 165 more words

Defence Talk

October 23, 1957 - Vanguard's TV-2 Launched From Cape Canaveral

On October 23, 1957, the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Vanguard program successfully tested a three-stage rocket designed to send an American Earth satellite into orbit.  302 more words


ISRO successfully launches 3rd of the 7-satellite IRNSS

After the successful arrival of the MOM in Mars Orbit, ISRO has taken the more mundane step of putting the 3rd of 7 satellites for India’s satellite navigation system into place. 753 more words


October 15 - Smoking Hot

Today’s factismal: Thirteen years ago, the Galileo probe made the closest approach ever to Jupiter’s moon Io; it was just 112 miles away from the surface of the moon! 328 more words

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