Citations with the tag: SATELLITES
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- JOURNEY TO THE MOONS.
Hulick, Kathryn // Odyssey; Apr2010, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p22
The article focuses on satellites of various planets with emphasis on the time taken to reach the satellites, their temperatures and atmospheric composition.
- Steep and Deep Space.
Magee, Shawn // Skiing; Dec2000, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p38
Reveals that the Cassini satellite launched by the United States Aeronautical Space Administration in 1994 is expected to reach Titan, a moon orbiting the planet Saturn, in 2004.
- Twice in a blue moon.
Luu, Jane // Nature; 12/4/1997, Vol. 390 Issue 6659, p441
Reports the discovery of two new moons of Uranus, S/1997U1 and S/1997U2. Implications of discovery; New moons irregular satellites not formed in situ; Capture theories.
- Ageing satellite shut down amid fears of big bang.
Luu, Jane // Nature; 5/9/2002, Vol. 417 Issue 6885, p110
Reports the closure of BeppoSAX Italian-Dutch satellite. Detection of a defect in the thermal control of the satellite; Risks on the explosion of the satellite.
- NEW MOON OF JUPITER.
Luu, Jane // Science Teacher; Oct2000, Vol. 67 Issue 7, p22
Reports on the discovery of a moon of Jupiter, designated S/1999 J1. Size of the satellite; Characteristics of the moon's orbit.
- Discovery of two distant irregular moons of Uranus.
Gladman, Brett J.; Nicholson, Philip D.; Burns, Joseph A.; Kavelaars, J. J.; Marsden, Brian G.; Williams, Gareth V.; Offutt, Warren B. // Nature; 4/30/1998, Vol. 392 Issue 6679, p897
Presents research which discovered two satellites orbiting Uranus. Architectures of the systems of satellites and rings surrounding the giant planets in the Solar System; Nature of the two satellites' orbits; Distance from Uranus; Estimated radii; Faintness of satellites; Moons unusually red in...
- Saturn saturated with satellites.
Hamilton, Douglas P. // Nature; 7/12/2001, Vol. 412 Issue 6843, p132
Provides information on the discovery of several satellites near Saturn planet through detector technology. Indications of the discoveries of satellites in the solar system; Origin of the parent moon; Observations on Saturn and Jupiter.
- Third Beidou-2 IGSO Launched.
Hamilton, Douglas P. // GPS World; May2011, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p15
The article reports on the launch of Beidou-2 (Compass) inclined geosynchronous orbit (IGSO) satellites of China, on April 9, 2011, which had formed circularized orbit and connect inclined IGSO forming mini-constellation on the east.
- Lost in space.
Vizard, Frank // Popular Science; Nov97, Vol. 251 Issue 5, p43
Discusses the loss of Japan's Advanced Earth Observation Satellite. Malfunctions reported; Replacement satellite; Future weather satellites.
- GNSS Evolves.
Barnes, Scottie // Geospatial Solutions; May2002, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p10
Editorial. Comments on the activities related to the Global Navigation Satellite Systems in the U.S. Information on the Galileo satellite positioning system; Benefits of additional signal; Introduction of the Federal Radionavigation Plan.
- Satellite-image users fear private price hike.
Cyranoski, David // Nature; 9/26/2002, Vol. 419 Issue 6905, p328
Reports on concerns that the privatization of the Landsat satellite system could drive up the price of images of the Earth's surface. Request of the U.S. Congress that the satellite be privatized instead of operated by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and the U.S. Geological...
- Not-so-empty space.
Cyranoski, David // Physics Today; Mar2007, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p100
The article presents a photograph of debris from the Feng Yun-1C weather satellite.
- NOAA-14 to restore forecasting capability.
Cyranoski, David // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 1/9/1995, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p26
Discusses the NOAA-14 weather forecasting spacecraft that was launched from Vandenberg AFB, California on December 30, 1994.
- Better Climate Watcher.
Wilson, Jim; Brill, Louis; Coledan, Stefano; Erwin, Sandra; Fillon, Mike // Popular Mechanics; Jan2001, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p24
Provides information on NOAA-L, an advanced polar-orbiting satellite that will be used by scientists to predict long-range weather and environmental changes.
Wilson, Jim; Brill, Louis; Coledan, Stefano; Erwin, Sandra; Fillon, Mike // Monkeyshines on Health & Science; Jan2003 Atmosphere, p32
Provides information on artificial satellites used in meteorology. Launching of the first meteorological satellite in April 1960 that took photographs of clouds; Use of infrared sensors in satellites.
- Characteristics of the TOVS pathfinder path-b dataset.
Scott, Noelle A.; Chedin, Alain // Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; Dec99, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p2679
Characterizes the TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder, a meterological satellite which observes earth-emitted radiation in various wavelength bands within the infrared and microwave portions of the spectrum. Use of the Improved Initialization Inversion retrieval algorithm for computation of...
- A new space odyssey.
Cook, William J. // U.S. News & World Report; 3/3/97, Vol. 122 Issue 8, p44
Considers how the coming boom in satellites will change the way we live and work. How a low-Earth orbit (LEO) system works; Projected satellite launches; Changing satellite deployment; Problems of boosting heavyweight satellites into the geosynchronous arc; New and proposed satellite services...
- The Moons of Saturn.
MacRobert, Alan // Sky & Telescope; Jun2008, Vol. 115 Issue 6, p60
The presents information on the moons of Saturn. A diagram is presented that identifies five of the planet's moons at any time in June. The brightest moon is the Titan at magnitude 8.4. It is followed by Rhea, Dione and Tethys, which are increasingly difficult to see through the glare the closer...
- Meteosat 7 heralds expanded European meteorological role.
Taverna, Michael A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 09/15/97, Vol. 147 Issue 11, p89
Reports on the launch of the Meteosat 7 artificial satellite into orbit. The satellite as for meteorological observation; The launch with the Eutelsat's Hot Bird 3 television satellite; Meteosat as built by Aerospatiale; Key features; The MSG Series satellites to be built; Projection of...
Taverna, Michael A. // Electronics Weekly; 10/8/2003, Issue 2118, p3
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. has sent BILSAT-1, NigeriaSat-1 and UK-DMC, the remainder of its disaster monitoring constellation, into space aboard a Kosmos launcher from Plesetsk in northern Russia to join AlSAT-1. The four satellites together photograph the entire surface of the earth every...
- Novel spaceways for reaching the Moon: an assessment for exploration.
Ettore Perozzi // Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy; Sep2008, Vol. 102 Issue 1-3, p207
Abstract��The renewed interest of the major space agencies for the exploration of the Moon has made a review of the present/near future scenario and the related accessible mission profiles desirable. In particular the application of the dynamical systems approach to spaceflight dynamics...
- China Great Wall debuts improved Long March 4.
Mecham, Michael // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 5/17/1999, Vol. 150 Issue 20, p28
Reports on China's debut of its Long March 4B space missions with the launch of a Fengyun-1 meteorological satellite and Shijian-5 scientific satellite into polar orbits. Results of the country's Long March mission since 1996; Types of satellites launched through the Long March operations;...
- Satellite Storm.
Butler, Amy // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 12/12/2005, Vol. 163 Issue 23, p52
The article focuses on the collaboration between the U.S. Defense and Commerce Departments to develop a single polar-orbiting weather satellite system. This collaboration is shifting to an effort to mitigate a coverage gap in weather data and contain program cost, which has swollen at least 50%....
- Ganymede and Callisto.
Squyres, Stephen W. // American Scientist; Jan/Feb83, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p56
Provides information on the images of the Jupiter's moons, Ganymede and Callisto. Densities of the two moons; Geologic activity responsible for the appearance of the surface of Ganymede; Interesting features observed on Callisto; Difference in the appearances of Ganymede and Callisto.
Squyres, Stephen W. // Monitoring Times; May2012, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p7
This section offers information related to the satellite sector including the 12 meteorological satellites to be launched by China before 2020, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Advanced Composition Explorer which the federal agency hopes will be still operational until...
- Data Delivery.
Squyres, Stephen W. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 3/12/2007, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p47
This article reports that the Gome-2 spectrometer on Europe's Metop-A polar-orbiting weather satellite has begun supplying geophysical products showing ozone and nitrogen-dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. It says the products, developed by German aerospace center DLR, are being released...
- NEW EYE ON THE WEATHER.
Amodeo, Chris // Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing); Sep2002, Vol. 74 Issue 9, p15
Reports on the launch of Metosat Second generation satellite which will transmit data back to meteorological station in Germany. Types of data that will be transmitted by the satellite; Information on weather changes in Europe in July 2002.
- Landsat 8 Sends Images.
Amodeo, Chris // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 3/25/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p14
The article presents information about images taken by the Landsat 8 spacecraft after its February 2013 launch, part of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), and notes that the images and data will be used by climatologists, land-use planners, and cartographers.
Amodeo, Chris // Welcome to the Moon; 1997, p110
A subject index for the book "Welcome to the Moon" is presented.
- Nilesat 101.
Amodeo, Chris // Satellite Communications; May2000, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p46
Provides information about the satellite Nilesat by Egyptian Satellite Co. Available digital television channels; Geographic coverage; Frequency bonds; Services offered.
- Weather-watch satellite is a first for Europe.
Amodeo, Chris // Professional Engineering; 03/11/98, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p6
Reports on the development of the first European low-orbiting meteororological satellites (Metop satellites) by the Matra Marconi Space company. Purpose of the satellites; Indication that the satellites are being ordered by the European Space Agency and the European Meteorological Satellite...
- Eye in the Sky.
Amodeo, Chris // Scholastic News -- Edition 3; 4/22/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 25, p3
Deals with the launching of the environmental satellite Envisat in April 2002.
- What Is the Moon?
Amodeo, Chris // Weekly Reader - Edition K; May/Jun2003, p2
Provides children brief information about the Earth's moon. Moon description; Various shapes of the moon.
- HETE: Novel Technology for a Small Space Mission.
Doty, J.; Dill, R.; Crew, G. B.; Brady, T.; Francis, J.; Huffman, G.; Roberts, J.; Vanderspek, R. // AIP Conference Proceedings; 2003, Vol. 662 Issue 1, p38
The High Energy Transient Explorer is an unusually small and inexpensive satellite. We will discuss the technology that made this possible. HETE incorporates a robust and efficient power system, a 3-axis stabilized gyroless control system, and an unusually efficient communication system. We will...
- US space program: struggling to recover.
O'Lone, R.G. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 8/10/87, Vol. 127 Issue 6, p22
The US is planning a $1-billion, 5-year program to demonstrate light-weight satellite technology with a possible first launch as early as December, 1988. The Advanced Satellite Technology Program will encompass the spacecraft, launchers & associated surface-based facilities, according to the...
- Satellites replace WC-130 aircraft in...
Hughes, D. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 9/5/88, Vol. 129 Issue 10, p169
Discusses the Military Airlift Commands Air Weather Service's new reliance on satellite imagery, instead of aircraft surveillance missions, for tracking typhoons in the Western Pacific. Because of Defense Dept. cuts surveillance aircraft are no longer available in the Western Pacific. ...
- TDRS/IUS payload to perform complex...
Hughes, D. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 9/26/88, Vol. 129 Issue 13, p57
Discusses the deployment of the TDRS-C Tracking and Data Relay Satellite from the orbiter Discovery and the planned complex maneuvers that will culminate in the spacecraft unfolding to its full span in geostationary orbit. It will be the third TDRS launched. Previous attempts were...
- US will increase lightsat launch rate to...
Foley, T.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 9/26/88, Vol. 129 Issue 13, p19
Discusses the US launch of several small satellites, with military or scientific uses, over the next several years. They'll demonstrate technology that may bring major changes to military space operations in the 1990s. Major aerospace firms and entrepreneurial firms alike are seeking roles in...
- France seeks users for TDF-1 satellite.
Lenorovitz, J.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 11/7/88, Vol. 129 Issue 19, p31
Reports on efforts in France to complete a user plan for its TDF-1 television satellite, orbited successfully in late October following an 8-year development plan. France has spent over $300 million on the TDF satellite program and has developed a growing cable television system to compete with it.
- Near-term launch market looks bright, but...
Dornheim, M.A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 12/19/88-12/26/88, Vol. 129 Issue 25, p73
Summarizes the outlook for the commercial satellite launching business, which is promising for the short-term, but questionable for the long-term. The size of the launch market depends on how successfully satellites can counter higher prices and ground-based technological inroads.
- Small-payload launch companies struggle to...
Scott, W.B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 12/19/88-12/26/88, Vol. 129 Issue 25, p79
Discusses the problems small-payload launch companies are having trying to secure a niche in the space services market. Companies are divided along longevity lines for assessing the market, and none of the involved companies have more than a few contracted launches.
- Japanese unit set to launch first Hughes 393 satellite.
Scott, W.B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 2/20/89, Vol. 130 Issue 8, p25
Reports that the first Hughes 393 communications satellite, owned by the Japan Communications Satellite Co. (JCSAT), is set for launch. Satellite launches and uses.
- Mission 29 ready for launch.
Scott, W.B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 3/13/89, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p25
Reports that space shuttle Mission 29 is ready for launch aboard the orbiter Discovery, which will deploy a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite.
- Gains in satellite technology shape trends in C3 development.
Klass, P.J. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 3/20/89, Vol. 130 Issue 12, p251
Talks about requirements and expectations for command, control and communications (C3) satellite development for the late 1990s and beyond. Studies are being directed by the Defense Communications Agency (DCA) and military users, and will shape C3 trends. Research; Requirements; New...
- SDI Delta Star satellite transmitting unique materials data.
Klass, P.J. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 5/8/89, Vol. 130 Issue 19, p85
Reports that the Strategic Defense Initiative's Delta Star spacecraft is transmitting unique data from a material erosion experiment. Launch and goals; Data.
- USAF launches twin strategic communications satellites.
Kolcum, E.H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 5/15/89, Vol. 130 Issue 20, p24
Reports that the Air Force recently launched two advanced communications satellites to provide secure communications between the White House and military commanders worldwide. A USAF Martin Marietta Titan 34D launched the stacked pair of Defense Communications Agency/General Electric Defense...
- Mockup shows Ball satellite on Pegasus launch vehicle.
Kolcum, E.H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 6/19/89, Vol. 130 Issue 25, p56
Shows a Pegasus launch vehicle with the new Ball BGS-100 spacecraft.
- Canadians check out ESA Olympus satellite for Ariane 3 launch.
Kolcum, E.H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 7/3/89, Vol. 131 Issue 1, p18
Shows the ESA Olympus satellite undergoing checkout prior to its June 30 launch on an Ariane 3.
- France's Matra will cooperate with Spain to develop Hispasat satellite network.
Lenorovitz, J.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 7/17/89, Vol. 131 Issue 3, p93
Reports that France's Matra will lead a Spanish industry team to produce the Hispasat spacecraft, a television/communications satellite to be developed for Spain. Hispasat is to be operational in 1992 for the Barcelona Olympic games. Contract; Payload.
- Kodak thermal-dye printer processes Landsat image.
Lenorovitz, J.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 8/7/89, Vol. 131 Issue 6, p17
Shows a Landsat image of Reno, Nev., produced on a new Kodak XL-7700 printer using a thermal dye process, and talks about how the printer works.