• Posts Tagged ‘Satellite’

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    On August 16, China became the first nation to send an unhackable quantum communications satellite into space for a two-year mission. The use of quantum photons offers high security because they cannot be separated or duplicated. The satellite will enable the transmission of uncrackable keys from space to Earth....

     Over 2,000 satellites handle TV, imaging, weather, Earth observations, GPS and navigational data for ships, vehicles and phones. But at €50 million per launch, satellites are beyond the reach of most. All that changes with CubeSats, miniaturized modular open-source satellites that measure 10x10x10 cm and weigh no...

     The French Space Agency (CNES) is working on MicroCarb, a micro satellite that will measure gas concentrations in the entire atmospheric column above every country around the globe with a precision of 1 ppm. The satellite will carry a 4-wavelength passive infrared spectrometer. It will measure the spectral radiance...

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     Exploring space is an expensive business, with each astronaut’s trip to the International Space Station (ISS) costing €65 million. NASA’s last Mars Exploration Rover Mission has racked up a staggering €2.3 billion so far. However, some cutting-edge innovative technologies could make space travel much more affordable....

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