News tagged with commercial satellites

US company aims to 'harvest' asteroids

A US company said Tuesday it plans to send a fleet of spacecraft into the solar system to mine asteroids for metals and other materials in the hopes of furthering exploration of the final frontier.

Jan 22, 2013
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Iridium Next Prepares to Ride the Falcon

To date, Iridium NEXT is the largest commercial space launch contract with any single entity. All total, the contract is worth an estimated $492M. Iridium Communications Inc. signed into a deal with Space ...

Apr 14, 2011
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Catching signals from a speeding satellite

Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately ...

Mar 07, 2014
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