look at the Database section by clicking on the top menu. The database includes: more than 900 operational satellites,  approximately 150 launchers,  all spaceport from where the satellites were launched,  nearly 400 key stakeholders in the sector.

Volcanic ash is awaiting Europe

April 21st, 2010

Every time we witness an impressive spectacle as the eruption of the volcano in Iceland, it is natural to speculate about our insignificance compared to the power of Nature.
In [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: ash cloud, eumetsat, Europe, metoffice, msg satellites, volcano in iceland
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US space policy at a crossroad

April 13th, 2010

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NASA currently plans to retire Endeavour and its sister ships Atlantis and Discovery in the fall of this year. Their replacement, the capsule-based Orion [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: Constellation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, President Obama, Russian Federation, US
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Satellites manufacturers

April 6th, 2010

What Countries are manufacturers of orbiting satellites? In this post I include a graph for the 5 years period 2004-2008. The graph reports the number of successfully launched satellites [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: Europe, India, Japan, People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, US
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Aerospace, oil, nuclear: Putin and Chavez

April 3rd, 2010

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The game is becoming global.
Everything seems to go east.
Are we forgetting South America?
From BBC news:
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: Nuclear power, Orinoco, Politics, Russian Federation, Venezuela, Vladimir Putin
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Small signals, Bolivia, China and satellites

March 19th, 2010

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Small signal is a well known terminology for electrical engineers, used to approximate the behavior of nonlinear devices with linear equations.  The real world is highly nonlinear. [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: European Union, Goldman Sachs, Gross domestic product, Multilateral, People's Republic of China
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Global change and the satellites

March 17th, 2010

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There is a common agreement on the global warming, i.e. the average increase of world temperature in the last few decades. The debate [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: Anthropogenic, Climate change, Climate Change: The Ipcc Response Strategies, Environment, Global warming, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, United Nations
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NASA and social networks: twitter

March 10th, 2010

Following the previous article I tried to trace the NASA twitter channels.
I have found and “followed” 4:

http://twitter.com/NASA

http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard

http://twitter.com/NASAJPL

http://twitter.com/NASAKennedy

I activated an automatic alert for each new message and …
… I do [...] Continue Reading…

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Aerospace and social networks: examples

March 9th, 2010

In view of a dedicated page in the “Media” menu of the site, here are some links to aerospace sites that use the social networking of Web 2.0.

Did you [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, nasa, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Social network service, Social Networking, space agencies, twitter, web 2.0, youtube
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The new issue of the ‘Aerospace database’

January 22nd, 2010

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A new issue of the ‘Aerospace database’  has been pubblished.

Take a look at the ‘Database’ menu.

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