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Iran has launched its first domestically made satellite into orbit.
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Late last month a young man named Oliver (Olly) Hicks climbed into his boat, the Flying Carrot, and set out from Recherche Bay in Tasmania, Australia on the Virgin Global Row, his attempt to become the first person to row solo around the entire globe.

2009-02-09

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US and Russian communications satellites have collided in space in the first such reported mishap. A satellite owned by the US company Iridium hit a defunct Russian satellite at high speed nearly 780km over Siberia on Tuesday.

2009-02-12

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The collision between a US and Russian satellite in space highlights the growing importance of monitoring objects in orbit.

2009-02-12

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The imagination of the science fiction author Sir Arthur C Clarke bubbled over with ideas about the future of science, technology and human society. Here, BBC science and technology staff look at some that came true, and some that did not. 1. Space elevator 3. Space guard 5. Atomic travel 2. Millennium Bug 4. Communications satellites 6. Earthquake prevention 7. Brain backup 8. People freezing.

2008-03-19

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Newly released satellite images show how Katrina built up force over the sea before lashing the Louisiana coast. Warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico caused Katrina to strengthen into a category five hurricane. When she hit land, she slowed down, releasing huge amounts of rain. It was this, rather than her winds, that caused much of the damage.

2005-08-30

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Researchers say the Sun is awakening after a period of low activity, which does not bode well for a world ever more dependent on satellite navigation. The Sun's irregular activity can wreak havoc with the weak sat-nav signals we use...

2010-02-10

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UK researchers have developed a device to drag space junk out of orbit. They plan to launch a demonstration of their "CubeSail" next year. It is a small satellite cube that deploys a thin, 25-sq-m plastic sheet...

2010-03-26

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The rocket took off as planned but the phase powered by the new engine failed to perform and deviated from its path. The engine burns hydrogen in the presense of oxygen, both stored at very low temperatures to be liquid. They would otherwise be gas.

2010-04-15

 India cryogenics space satellite launch engine
The TanDEM-X satellite has blasted into orbit on a mission to acquire the most precise 3D map of the Earth's surface...

2010-06-21

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The Gaia satellite will be sent far from Earth to map the positions of more than a billion stars in our galaxy.

2010-07-20

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Google Earth Engine is a new technology platform that puts an unprecedented amount of satellite imagery and data—current and historical—online for the first time. It enables global-scale monitoring and measurement of changes in the earth’s environment. The platform will enable scientists to use our extensive computing infrastructure—the Google “cloud”—to analyze this imagery.

2010-12-02

 Google Earth Google mapping satellite history

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