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  • An Introduction To Satellites
    The television we watch at home, the weather updates we receive, the knowledge we acquire of other planets in the universe, are all possible due to satellites. Artificial satellites are man-made objects that orbit the Earth. These satellites are launched for specific purposes. A satellite is lifted from the earth's surface by a rocket and, once placed in orbit, maintains its motion without further rocket propulsion. The first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, was launched on Oct. 4, 1957, by the USSR, which triggered the space race between the Soviet Union and the U.S. The first U.S. satellite, Explorer I, was launched on Jan. 31, 1958. During the first decade of space exploration, satellites were launched from either the United States or USSR. Today, there are more than three dozen launch sites in use or under construction in more than a dozen countries.
  • From Sputnik to Sports Channels
    The first satellite TV broadcast set out to capture something more ambitious than the latest sports channels: try outer space.
  • The Space Race - First Part
    In 1952, the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) announced the International Geophysical Year (IGY), a time span between July 1957 to December 1958. This was the start of the Space Race.
  • Space Race or Forward Progression for the Human Race
    The Space Race is on as many countries are now using known human technologies in order to reach space. These countries are using the race space as a sense of National Pride and using it to propel their nations forward using the internal PR and it also helps them stake claim to being a more advanced civilization to the rest of the world as well.
  • Servicing Missions to the Hubble Space Telescope
    The Hubble Space Telescope received its first Service Mission in December 1993. The missions most important objective was to install two devices
  • Space Tourism: Fact or Fiction?
    Gregory Olsen joins an elite group of space tourists and is now $20 million lighter in the wallet. It has been predicted that space tourism will become the main space activity in the coming years. But there is a need for an international treaty to create equal safety standards and to promote greater transparency and reliability of space travel.
  • A Lunar Outpost For A Journey To Mars
    In the year 2004, American President, George W. Bush, outlined goals for NASA after the completion of the International Space Station in 2010. Bush stated that " our... goal is to develop and test a new spacecraft, the Crew Exploration Vehicle, by 2008, and to conduct the first manned mission no later than 2014. The Crew Exploration Vehicle will be capable of ferrying astronauts and scientists to the Space Station after the shuttle is retired. But the main purpose of this spacecraft will be to carry astronauts beyond our orbit to other worlds. This will be the first spacecraft of its kind since the Apollo Command Module".
  • Space Colonies, Outposts, Fuel Stops and Solar System Exploration
    We are told by NASA and the Bush Administration that we are setting our sites on manned space missions to the moon and mars and to eventually set up human colonies on each. I agree as you probably do that this is indeed a good start.
  • ESA Future Launcher Systems
    Which will be the future launcher systems for Europe? To answer this question ESA started in 2004 the Future Launcher Preparatory Program (or FLPP).

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