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CHRIS celebrates 7th birthday onboard PROBA

CHRIS may in fact have had no choice but to remain onboard PROBA, but as a highly successful and popular satellite payload Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer has much to celebrate - not least a new addition to the family! The scientific community is celebrating 7 years of high resoluti...

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10 November 20080 Comments0 Comments

Small satellite constellations for remote sensing

Paul Stephens, DMCii Marketing Director has written an article for Earth Imaging Journal (EIJ) this month which discusses the application of small satellite constellations for remote sensing. Paul discusses the application of cost effective small satellites in earth observation and the developme...

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10 November 20080 Comments0 Comments

Second Japanese woman to blast into space

JAXA Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki has been selected as a crew member of the Space Shuttle "Atlantis" (STS-131/19A mission). Naoko YamazakiShe is scheduled to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) for about 14 days on the Atlantis in February 2010, or later. Following th...

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11 November 20080 Comments0 Comments

CLEO Orbital Internet earns Time Magazine award

Time Magazine has selected Bundle Protocol testing and the download of an image of the Cape of Good Hope from UK-DMC as one of the ten best inventions of 2008. In September, a satellite used the new protocol to relay an image of the Cape of Good Hope back to Earth. The "Orbital Internet" discus...

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14 November 20080 Comments0 Comments

MoonLITE interest shines through at RAS

The ambitious UK-led lunar program, MoonLITE, was presented at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society in London last Friday by SSTL's Phil Davies. Coordinated by SSTL partner in space Dr. Stuart Eves, the meeting discussed the scientific applications of small satellites in lunar missions. ...

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20 November 20080 Comments0 Comments

Barack Obama NASA and space policy

America's next President, Barack Obama has got plans for NASA. He hopes not only will inspire the world with manned and robotic space exploration, apply the World's most significant space program to take a help tackle climate change, energy independence, and aeronautics research. In achieving t...

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17 November 20080 Comments0 Comments

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