News tagged with communication satellite

NASA image: Earth's atmospheric layers

International Space Station astronauts captured this photo of Earth's atmospheric layers on July 31, 2011, revealing the troposphere (orange-red), stratosphere and above. Satellite instruments allow scientists ...

May 07, 2014
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More than 1,000 satellites are flying overhead

The spotting of ocean debris by satellites during the search for the lost Malaysian airliner has drawn attention to those orbiting platforms. A primer on what's in orbit, with help from Nicholas Johnson, who retired Thursday ...

Mar 27, 2014
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Report of British hacking raises hackles abroad

A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for ...

Jun 17, 2013
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