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NASA picture of the day: Cassini satellite captures 5 of Saturn's moons | Science | News

On July 29, 2011 the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera took this snapshot, capturing five of Saturn's moons, from just above the ringplane. Saturn's small moons Janus and Pandora, which are respectively 111 miles and 50 miles across (179 and 81km) across. In the middle of the sky 313 miles (504km) diameter moon Enceladus. [19659002] …

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New satellite images show curiosity and InSight on Mars

New images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide a new look at the NASA's Insight Lander and Curiosity Rover on the Martian surface. The Opportunity Rover died last year after being suffocated by dust, which means that NASA has only two robotic probes currently investigating the Martian surface: the six-wheeled Curiosity Rover and the immovable InSight Lander. High above …

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Egyptian Satellite, ESA Science Probe Shares Aircraft Ride to Launch Base – Spaceflight Now

These photos show the loading of the Egyptian communications satellite TIBA 1 (left) and the European Space Agency's CHEOPS research satellite (right) on a cargo plane Antonov An-124 at the French Toulouse-Blagnac airport for transport to Kourou, French Guiana. Image credits: Airbus Defense and Space / P. Masclet / Master Films A European-built communications satellite secretly manufactured for the Egyptian …

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Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China's aircraft carrier 'factory,' analysts say

HONG KONG / BEIJING (Reuters) – China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing on a high-resolution satellite at the site. FILE PHOTO: Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, China on October 3, 2018, April 17, 2019 and September 18, 2019. Mandatory credit CSIS / ChinaPower / Maxar Technologies and Airbus 2019 / Handout via REUTERS The images of the Jiangnan shipyard outside …

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NASA launches a satellite to explore where air hits space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where space meets space. Year delay. It was dropped by a plane that flew off the coast of Florida across the Atlantic. Five seconds after the satellite was released, the mounted Pegasus rocket fired and sent Icon off. The ionosphere is the charged …

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NASA satellite to study the ionosphere launches after a two-year delay – Spaceflight Now

Artistic representation of the satellite Ionospheric Connection Explorer. Credit: NASA A refrigerator-sized satellite orbited northrop Grumman's airborne Pegasus XL rocket over the Atlantic on Thursday night, eventually launching a $ 252 million mission to the dynamic border region between Exploring Space and Earth Atmosphere NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) flew into space at the top of the winged Pegasus XL …

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The small satellite starter Virgin Orbit plans to send tiny vehicles to Mars

Virgin Orbit has big plans to send small spaceships to Mars by 2022. The company – an offshoot of Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic – announced today that it is partnering with nearly a dozen Polish universities and a Polish satellite. Manufacturers called SatRevolution to design up to three robotic missions to the Red Planet over the next …

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Spaceflight Now, the satellite industry's first robotic service mission, is up and running

The Breeze M upper stage of the Proton rocket, the satellite spacecraft MEV 1 and the communications satellite Eutelsat 5 West B (from left to right) during take-off on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: International Launch Services A groundbreaking Northrop Grumman-built satellite that will dock with an aging spacecraft over 35,000 miles above the Earth and then extend its …

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20 new moons around Saturn found, satellite record captured by Jupiter

Saturn replaced Jupiter as the satellite king of the solar system. The astronomers discovered just 20 previously unknown Saturn moons and increased the number of known satellites on the ring planet to 82 – three more than Jupiter. And there are even more exciting news: you can name these newly discovered objects. All 20 moons are tiny and have a …

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Say goodbye to this ocean surveillance satellite

The Jason 2 / OSTM satellite provided insights into ocean currents and sea-level rise with tangible benefits for ocean forecasting, meteorology, and climate change understanding. These observations are continued by his successor Jason-3. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech The Jason-2 / Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a US-European series of satellite measurements to measure sea surface elevation, successfully …

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