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JetBlue High Speed In-flight Internet by 2012

JetBlue High Speed In-flight Internet by 2012

After Boeing’s failed attempt to bring satellite internet into commercial aviation it now seems possible that the idea might still have a chance after JetBlue Airways has announced plans to bring In-flight high-speed Internet service to more than 170 of ...

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Mini-Helicon Plasma Thruster

Mini-Helicon Plasma Thruster

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Propulsion Laboratory are developing new plasma thrusters designed for satellite course corrections. Smaller, less expensive, and more energy efficient than traditional chemical rockets, the Mini-Helicon Plasma Thruster ...

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Inexpensive Satellite Bandwidth under Development

Inexpensive Satellite Bandwidth under Development

A team of researchers funded by the European Union has developed methods for optimizing satellite bandwidth, potentially dropping the combined cost of satellite phone, television, and internet services to as little as 50 Euros a month. The Integrated Multi-layer Optimization ...

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The Orbital Menace – Space Garbage

The Orbital Menace – Space Garbage

We have all heard about the challenges and dangers involved in space travel. Even though the space shuttle is equipped with the finest technology money can buy, and staffed with the best and most highly trained astronauts, nobody can guarantee ...

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High-Speed Internet in…Trains

High-Speed Internet in…Trains

Scientists from the University of York in England are taking mobile entertainment to the next level with a new technology, designed to significantly broaden the range of services currently available to train passengers worldwide. The researchers, from the Department of ...

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ESA’s Gravity Mission ‘GOCE’

ESA’s Gravity Mission ‘GOCE’

In September 2008 the European Space Agency plans to launch a satellite called the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer. The spacecraft will allow scientists to learn more about Earth’s gravity field, expanding our knowledge in several fields of ...

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