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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

Famous Scientists

The advance in technology

How has the weather forecast changed within the last decade? 348 more words


Tailings Ponds can be Remotely Monitored

With the advent of higher frequency satellite visits and higher resolution satellite images, tailings impoundment dams can be monitored remotely. These can include: optical, radar, shortwave infrared, and thermal data, which are currently available. 193 more words