News tagged with communication satellite

Getting ready for the next big solar storm

(PhysOrg.com) -- In Sept. 1859, on the eve of a below-average1 solar cycle, the sun unleashed one of the most powerful storms in centuries. The underlying flare was so unusual, researchers still aren't sure ...

Jun 22, 2011
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Nokia's new flagship N9 gets mixed reviews

Nokia's latest attempt to win back market share with its N9 phone received mixed reviews Wednesday but analysts said the real test will come when it releases new models using the Windows Phone 7 operating ...

Jun 22, 2011
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Sneak Attacks from the Sun

(PhysOrg.com) -- Our Sun can be a menace when it sends out powerful solar blasts of radiation towards the Earth. Astronomers keenly watch the Sun to learn more about what powers these solar eruptions, in hopes ...

Dec 08, 2010
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Tiny Satellites for Big Science

The shrinking technology of cell phones, laptops and cameras are now leading to palm-sized satellites. Easy to build and affordable, these small satellites offer a new way to conduct astrobiology research. ...

Jul 12, 2010
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FCC seeking to close programming access loophole

(AP) -- Federal regulators are seeking to close a loophole that allows cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming that they own from rival providers such as satellite TV.

Dec 15, 2009
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Textile antenna promises futuristic communications

(PhysOrg.com) -- With a simple press on his shirt insignia, the captain of the Star Ship Enterprise could send and receive messages. Now, thanks to the efforts of a Finnish company, this futuristic communication ...

Sep 28, 2009
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Predicting daily space weather will help keep your GPS on target

It's well known that severe space weather events โ€“ which are quite rare โ€“ can have a negative impact on our use of Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled devices. But our research, published in Geophysical Research Letters, shows that another form of space weather โ€“ which occurs on ...

Dec 04, 2014
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China tycoon reveals foray into space

A mysterious Chinese tycoon who plans to dig a $40 billion canal linking the Caribbean and the Pacific is spreading his reach into space with ambitions for a network of satellites, reports said Monday.

Oct 27, 2014
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