Tag Archives: Satellite

The Falcon has landed

On December 21, 2015, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed the first stage of the rocket back on land

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Precision in the Details

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We have Ignition

This a Virgin Galactic’s NewtonOne rocket engine that fires during a test. Those enginees have been designed for use on Virgin Galactic’s two-stage LauncherOne rocket. It is destined to carry satellites into orbit from the WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane starting as early as 2016

In the above photo, propulsion engineer Robyn Ringuette shows off models of the NewtonTwo and NewtonOne engines at a Virgin Galactic production facility in Mojave, Calif

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SpaceX SES-8 Launch

First of all I have to say that the music fits perfectly the video… and I want to be on the next launch flight control room! And now a few things about the video: “On December 3, 2013 SpaceX successfully completed its first geostationary transfer mission, with the Falcon 9 rocket delivering the SES-8 satellite to its targeted 295 x 80,000 km orbit. Falcon 9 executed a picture-perfect flight, meeting 100% of mission objectives”

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Astrium: Astra Satellites

In November 2009, Astrium was selected by global satellite operator SES S.A. to deliver four new communications satellites. The satellites, to be designated Astra 2E, Astra 2F, Astra 2G and Astra 5B, are scheduled for launch in several steps between 2012 and 2014. These satellites will be built on a Eurostar E3000 platform, the latest version of Astrium’s Eurostar series which has proven to be highly reliable in commercial service. The design life of each satellite is 15 years. The video is a little bit borings (and combined with not the best music selection) but includes a wide variety of high tech shots!

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The making of ASTRA 2F satellite

This is an old video footage captured by Astrium in its facility in Toulouse, France. Its all about the construction of ASTRA 2F satellite that was meticulously put together by specialised satellite professionals, engineers and technicians. Designed and built for SES on the Eurostar E3000 platform. It weights six-ton with a design lifetime of 15 years and it is already at the darkness of space

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CubeSat’s at SRI

Robert Scoble visited the famous research lab, SRI International, which is where SIRI, Nuance, HDTV, the Mouse, and many other things started their lives. Here we see how SRI is launching Cube Sats. It is an interview like video but provides lot of info and insights about those small satellite concepts

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