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New satellite and microwave-based systems for highway toll payment
Robotiker Telecom is collaborating with Telvent traffic, road transport and toll payment systems R+D group in the design of satellite and microwave (wireless) tele-payment at highway/motorway toll booths. View News Article (2004-11-23)


SSTL win BNSC rural broadband study
The British National Space Centre has awarded Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), and Avanti Communications Limited a £100,000 study contract to examine the provision of satellite based broadband services. The study will focus on the provision of cost-effective broadband internet services by satellite for rural areas and developing countries, examining both the ground and space... View News Article (2003-08-06)


Science From Space
Scientists working at the Bristol Glaciology Centre at the University of Bristol will be staying up all night to watch the lift-off of the largest and most powerful Earth observation satellite ever to be launched by the European Space Agency. The satellite, called ENVISAT, is 25 metres high, ten metres wide and weighs over eight tons. Fully equipped, ENVISAT will have ten instruments on board... View News Article (2002-02-28)


ESA assessing the situation to bring the Artemis satellite back into the right orbit
Ground controllers are evaluating possibilities to recover the mission of the Artemis telecommunications satellite, one of two spacecraft launched by a European Ariane 5 vehicle on Thursday, 12 July 2001 at 18:58 local time in Kourou, French Guiana , 23:58 (CEST), but that was left stranded in a lower than expected orbit due to a malfunction in the upper stage of the Ariane 5 launcher. Analysis... View News Article (2001-07-13)


Scientists isolate world's oldest recorded plant virus
A Japanese poem written by Empress Koken, in the summer of 752AD, is thought to be the world's first record of a plant virus. Scientists from the John Innes Centre in Norwich (JIC)(1) have today reported, for the first time, the isolation and characterisation of the plant virus (eupatorium yellow vein virus - EpYVV(2) that causes the spectacular and beautiful symptoms first described by the... View News Article (2003-04-25)


CU-Boulder research team identifies stem cells that repair injured muscles
A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has identified a type of skeletal muscle stem cell that contributes to the repair of damaged muscles in mice, which could have important implications in the treatment of injured, diseased or aging muscle tissue in humans, including the ravages of muscular dystrophy. View News Article (2009-03-06)


Irish airport to take part in the EGNOS system
On 24 July, ESA signed a contract with the Irish Aviation Authority to install satellite navigation equipment at Cork airport in Ireland. This will form part of EGNOS, Europe's first venture into satellite navigation and the first step on the way to Galileo, Europe's own satellite navigation system which is a joint initiative of the European Commission and ESA. The new equipment to be installed... View News Article (2001-08-09)


Pinpoint accuracy with the Proba camera
A new star tracker allowing a satellite to determine its orientation in space with an accuracy never seen before has proved its worth aboard ESA`s Proba mission. Proba (Project for On-Board Autonomy) built by Verhaert (Belgium) for ESA was launched in Autumn 2001 and is now fully operational, carrying out a series of Earth observations with extreme accuracy. Such accuracy is only possible because... View News Article (2002-06-04)


NASA and NOAA's Environmental Satellite Now GOES-15
Twelve days after a flawless launch, NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P (GOES-P) reached its proper orbit and was renamed GOES-15. View News Article (2010-03-22)


Press invitation: "The first check-up of the Earth", media event Frascati, Italy
During the night of 28 February/1 March, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its Envisat satellite on an Ariane 5 launcher from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. View News Article (2002-03-14)

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