News tagged with ground stations

Brightest beacons

Deep-space missions require precise navigation, in particular when approaching bodies such as Mars, Venus or a comet. How precise?

Oct 02, 2013
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Regolith: Protection for humans on Mars

For six weeks the rover "Curiosity" is now working on Mars. NASA also plans to send humans to Mars within the next 20 years. On the flight and during the stay on Moon or Mars the astronauts have to be protected ...

Sep 18, 2012
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Hackers plot DIY Sputniks for Internet freedom

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hackers at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, which wrapped up over the weekend, are toasting the New Year with a newly announced plan for a hacker-owned satellite communications ...

Jan 02, 2012 report
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Europe opens an Arctic eye on Galileo

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today saw the opening of a remote, northerly site in the worldwide network of Galileo ground stations. The Kiruna Galileo Station in the Swedish Arctic will play a vital role communicating ...

Dec 13, 2010
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