News tagged with communication satellite

Focus on growing threat of space debris

(Phys.org) —The continuing growth in space debris poses an increasing threat to economically vital orbital regions. Next week, hundreds of top experts from across the globe will meet at Europe's largest-ever ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Eye exam for a satellite

You don't just strap a satellite to a rocket, launch it, and voilà, it takes measurements. Beyond maneuvering into the right orbit, there are a series of check-out procedures to make sure the satellite performs ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Lightning strokes can probe the ionosphere

(Phys.org) —Thunderstorms, and the resulting partially ionized plasma of the ionosphere, can distort radio signals traveling to satellites important to communications, navigation or national security

dateApr 12, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Intelsat plans scaled-back IPO in New York (Update)

Satellite operator Intelsat Global Holdings revived Tuesday its plan for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, aiming to raise up to $710 million, less than half of what it envisioned last year.

dateApr 02, 2013 in Business
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