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Displaying items by tag: Constellation

Iridium's next-gen satellite constellation, NEXT, has selected Australian mobile satellite solutions provider Pivotel to help "bring metropolitan mobile data capabilities to the bush".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Satellite tech company Kleos Space has announced "a successful $2.2 million seed fund raising and its intention to list on the ASX in July 2018, via an IPO" to deliver "geolocation intelligence" and much more. 

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Saturday, 08 May 2010 00:09

NASA tests escape system for Orion capsule

In a successful test for the escape system of the Orion space capsule, NASA shows that it works perfectly for the now defunct Constellation program. However, Orion may never get off the ground in that capacity.

 

Published in Space
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 08:10

NASA Constellation program goes down

The Obama Administration has announced its 2011 NASA Budget. NASA calls the news its "Bold New Approach to Exploration" as the new, yet-to-be manned Constellation program is already DOA (Dead BefOre Arrival).

Published in Space
Tuesday, 02 February 2010 01:43

Moon gets museum but probably not NASA astronauts

According to California, it has designated numerous objects left on the Moon in the 1960s and 70s as a state historical resource. Since it looks like U.S. astronauts won't be going to the Moon any time in the near future, articles left on the Moon will at least be protected from commercialism.

Published in Space
NASA will begin its 2010 launch schedule on February 7th with the liftoff of STS-130 and the space shuttle Endeavour astronauts. The last mission is scheduled for September. Don't expect any more flight even with uncertainty still facing the U.S. manned space program.
Published in UNI-verse
Sunday, 13 December 2009 21:45

Big Dipper adds to its population of stars

The seven main stars of the Big Dipper actually consisted of ten stars and, now, based on new astronomical observations by U.S. astronomers, a eleventh star has been found near Alcor, at the bend of the ladle’s handle.

Published in Space
The first full-scale, complete two-minute test firing of the first-stage motor for the new Ares 1 rocket was performed on Thursday, September 10, 2009. The successful test firing will provide important data to validate the ability of the Ares 1 to lift the Orion capsule into space as part of the new Constellation Program.

Published in Space
Although general aspects of the second program to send U.S. astronauts to the Moon in the 2010s may seem similar to the first program in the 1960s, it’s really a whole new ball game out there in space when you compare Apollo to Constellation.

Published in Space
Thursday, 26 June 2008 19:14

ABC NewsRadio axes StarStuff program - why?

ABC NewsRadio, Australia’s only 24 hour continuous news service, has axed one of its longest running programs because it wants to divert funding elsewhere. The program? StarStuff, the only space, science, astronomy and cosmology show on Australian radio. What a shame!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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