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SpaceX Undercuts ULA to Win Rocket Launch Contract With U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force will save 40% by buying a GPS satellite launch from Elon Musk’s SpaceX compared with what United Launch Alliance has been charging, the head of the Space and Missile Systems Center said on Thursday. 346 more words

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Student satellites fly freely on their orbit in space

Sometimes I wonder / worry about the future of education in the U.S., particularly science education, then I read a story like this. I remember a time when students only launched souped – up model rockets, then remote – controlled aircraft, & the rockets didn’t even go very far into the atmosphere. 71 more words

UrtheCast Satellites

I’m working my way through the UrtheCast API documentation, and got side-tracked into making a satellite tracker map. This map shows the ten most recent locations of four satellites (ISS, Deimos-1, Deimos-2, and Lansat-8) and their imagery swaths, … 72 more words

Programming

OneWeb will mass-produce historic number of satellites with new Florida factory — TechCrunch

OneWeb Satellites, the joint venture between OneWeb LLC and Airbus Defense and Space, has selected Florida to be the home of their satellite manufacturing facility. Located in Exploration Park near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the factory will turn out most of OneWeb’s 900 satellites that will be used to provide global internet coverage.

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University of Virginia

Last week I visited Jennifer Sobeck and my former Yale-colleague Nitya Kallivayalil at the University of Virginia. Jen is the deputy project manager of APOGEE-2… 124 more words

Astronomy

US military organization says pieces of rogue satellite Hitomi will enter Earth's atmosphere on May 10th

Japan’s public broadcasting service, NHK World, reported the latest updates today on a satellite gone wild.  In late March Hitomi mysteriously began furiously spinning faster and faster, resulting in the loss of large components: 455 more words