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AGI Releases STK Version 10

November 16th, 2012 by

Systems Tool Kit (formerly known as Satellite Tool Kit) version 10 is now available. With this release, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has changed the product name to better reflect the software’s ability to model, analyse and visualise complex land, sea, air and space-based systems, along with their behaviour and performance.Other Posts:Japan likely to scrap moon probeRussian military (navigation?) satellite launchedRT Logic to develop new software-defined modem for IridiumWhen Choosing the Best TV Provider, Customer Service is ImportantBall Aerospace develops flight computers for new launch vehiclesKorean rocket’s failure not Khrunichev’s fault, Russia saysSpaceX’s Dragon to use solar power4th Boeing-built WGS satellite accepted by U.S. Air Force
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Lockheed Martin ATC develops nanotechnology copper solder

October 25th, 2012 by

Scientists in the Advanced Materials and Nanosystems directorate at the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto have developed a nanotechnology copper-based electrical interconnect material, or solder, that can be processed around 200 degrees C.

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Thales Alenia Space lays cornerstone for new plant in L’Aquila

December 14th, 2011 by

Thales Alenia Space celebrated today the start of…Read more

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Update: DirecTV orders satellite from Astrium

November 7th, 2011 by

A reader noted that the while order of DirecTV 15…Read more

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Zapping satellites from your backyard for less than 1,000 bucks?

September 5th, 2011 by

“With it’s intergalactic range of 85 miles [136 km], the S3 Krypton is the first and only handheld laser visible from outer space,” claims a company called Wicked Lasers and warns – nudge nudge, wink wink – that it must not be directed against satellites. A hand-held satellite zapper for less than US$1,000?
Other Posts:First SBSS satellite shipped to VandenbergDish Network – Tailor Made For KidsNASA’s NPP satellite undergoing flight environmental testingSolaris Mobile files insurance claim for S-band payloadSatellite collision may endanger Hubble repair missionOfek 7 sends first picturesSpaceX and SES announce satellite launch agreementNorthrop Grumman completes LOX/methane engine

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We’re doomed… not!

August 30th, 2011 by

Survival expert and author of the Urban Survival…Read more

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More satellite images available online for free

May 4th, 2011 by

ESA has added Envisat time radar images to its MIRAVI web site, which so far has offered only optical images. While both are near real-time images, another site takes an opposite approach, offering visitors the opportunity to monitor changes over decades. U.S. company Esri, working in close collaboration with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), has released Landsat image services that cover almost 40 years.
Other Posts:Lockheed Martin awarded new SBIRS contractNanoSail-D deploys solar sailWhy Satellite TV Providers Recommend Their Packages to Customers?China Plans Launch Of Sinosat-3 In May 2007Telenor seeks to be delisted from NASDAQVacuum testing of second AEHF satellite completedMDA Secures Role For European Mars Rover MissionSling Media Technologies For Satellite TV Viewers

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ISRO builds India’s fastest supercomputer

May 2nd, 2011 by

The Indian Space Research Organisation said it has built a supercomputer, which is to be India’s fastest supercomputer in terms of theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (220 Trillion Floating Point Operations per second).
Other Posts:Stream Direct ReviewRussia monitors Kosmos 2421 debrisSich-2 satellite launch postponed againiDirect granted patents for satellite industry technologiesGlobecomm awarded US$4.5 million spares contractSaab Space up for saleRussian space programme to be fully funded in 2010, but…CALIPSO switching to backup laser

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