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Archive for July 20th, 2011

Last satellite launched from aboard a space shuttle

July 20th, 2011 by

Space shuttle Atlantis deployed a small, 3-6-kg, 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm x 25 cm technology demonstration satellite, called PicoSat, from a canister in the shuttle cargo bay.
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STSS satellites track short-range, air-launched rocket

July 20th, 2011 by

The Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) demonstration satellites successfully acquired and tracked a short-range, air-launched target (SRALT) on 8 July in a test that showed their ability to track dim objects that have extremely short flight timelines.
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Globalstar satellites to help track aircraft

July 20th, 2011 by

Alaskan based ADS-B Technologies LLC said it has teamed with Globalstar, Inc. to develop a satellite based air traffic control management system. ADS-B Technologies is to use its proprietary ADS-B Link Augmentation System ALAS technology on Globalstar’s Second – Generation satellite network.
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