Satellite
NASA's Earth-observing fleet as of June 2012.In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit. Such objects are sometimes called arti...
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North Korea Announces Plan To Launch Rocket Carrying Observation Satellite
North Korea said Tuesday that it plans to launch a satellite-carrying rocket as soon as next week, a move that could demonstrate potential progress in the nation’s long-running mission to develop a re...
NASA Plans To Deploy Micro Satellites To Help Forecast Hurricanes: How Will It Work
The new microsatellites that NASA plans to deploy in space are said to improve weather forecasting on Earth. The operational aspect of this system is said to enhance data collection and thus enable sc...
Alien Satellite Orbiting Earth: The 'Black Knight'
What is the "Black Knight" satellite? It is a mysterious satellite, of unknown origin, discovered in 1960 which shadowed Sputnik. It is believed to have been of extraterrestrial origin, and signaled ...
Satellites as you’ve never seen them before – in pictures
Photographer Toby Smith goes behind the scenes with the satellite engineers taking giant leaps into a world beyond our reach
Silicon Valley's New Spy Satellites
Three startups are launching services—and orbiters—to provide real-time, better-than-Google imagery of the Earth.
United States Space Surveillance Network
The United States Space Surveillance Network detects, tracks, catalogs and identifies artificial objects orbiting Earth, i.e. active/inactive satellites, spent rocket bodies, or fragmentation debris. ...
United States Space Surveillance Network - Wikipedia
List of orbits
The following is a list of types of orbits:
Attitude control
Attitude control is controlling the orientation of an object with respect to an inertial frame of reference or another entity (the celestial sphere, certain fields, nearby objects, etc.).Controlling v...
Timeline of first orbital launches by nationality
This is a timeline of first orbital launches by country. While a number of countries have built satellites, as of 2013, ten countries historically had developed the capability to send objects into orb...
Timeline of first orbital launches by nationality - Wikipedia
Anti-satellite weapon
Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) are Space weapons designed to incapacitate or destroy satellites for strategic military purposes.
The development and design of anti-satellite weapons has followed a ...
Anti-satellite weapon - Wikipedia
Satellite navigation
A satellite navigation or satnav system is a system of satellites that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. It allows small electronic receivers to determine their location...
Satellite navigation - Wikipedia
Satellite bus
A satellite bus or spacecraft bus is the general model on which multiple-production satellite spacecraft are often based. The bus is the infrastructure of a spacecraft, usually providing locations for...
Satellite bus - Wikipedia
Propulsive Fluid Accumulator
A Propulsive Fluid Accumulator is an artificial Earth satellite which collects and stores oxygen and other atmospheric gases for in-situ refuelling of high-thrust rockets. This eliminates the need to ...
List of CubeSats
The following is a list of CubeSats, nanosatellites used primarily by universities for research missions, typically in low Earth orbits.
List of CubeSats - Wikipedia
NASA Plans To Deploy Micro Satellites To Help Forecast Hurricanes: How Will It Work
The new microsatellites that NASA plans to deploy in space are said to improve weather forecasting on Earth. The operational aspect of this system is said to enhance data collection and thus enable sc...
Biosatellite
A biosatellite is a satellite designed to carry life in space. The first satellite carrying an animal (a dog, "Laika") was Soviet Sputnik 2 at November 3, 1957. On August 20, 1960 Soviet Sputnik 5 fir...