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Modern Technologies: Satellites

The world's increasing dependence on satellites was recently made clear when a PanAmSat communications satellite went down, disrupting communication and data transmission around the world. The eight resources in this week's In the News highlight satellites, and the many important roles they play in our lives. Today, satellites are used to convey a wealth of information, from communications to...
NASA Shuttle-Mir Web

The Shuttle/Mir site describes the cooperation, investigation, and operation components of the Shuttle/Mir project. Visitors can also find the latest space station news, information on the crew, videos, photos, and tracking information (through Hot Borsht). NASA related sites describe current happenings at NASA and also provide homepages of NASA missions including the Cassini space probe, the Mars...
Gravity Probe B: The Relativity Mission

Physicists and Engineers from Stanford University and NASA have combined efforts to create "a relativity gyroscope test two extraordinary, unverified predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity." The Gravity Probe B Experiment uses four gyroscopes orbiting over the earth's poles. The satellites are largely free from disturbance and thus provide "an almost perfect...
Boeing: Defense, Space & Security

Boeing plays a key role in the scientific exploration of space, and has for many years. On this Web site, Boeing outlines numerous projects and developments currently underway. There are five general areas of the site, which include launch and orbital systems, human spaceflight and exploration, global connectivity, integrated battlespace, and missile defense. Each of these sections offers detailed...
Sea Launch

Sea Launch is an international satellite launch service company that has a unique way of delivering payloads into space. With the launch platform situated on the equator in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a specially designed rocket propels satellites into orbit with very good accuracy. The Sea Launch home page has plenty of information about its operation, including an overview of the...
The Boeing Web Page for the International Space Station

Hosted by Boeing, this site map provides users with a comprehensive look at the International Space Station. Included in this broad overview are links to everything from basic facts and figures to information about individual missions (including downloadable press kits -- which have tons of photos and useful information). The image gallery contains thousands of photos and video clips related to...
Satellite Navigation Systems

The Global Positioning System (GPS) has been in operation for several years, and its use is continually rising. GPS is the main satellite navigation system developed by the United States. There are countless applications of this technology, and numerous international efforts are currently underway. The Topcon Positioning Systems company provides an excellent introduction to GPS technology in...
The TOPEX/ Poseidon Kids Page

In an effort to disseminate information from the TOPEX/ Poseidon satellite project, the Center for Space Research and the Texas Space Grant Consortium have developed the TOPEX/ Poseidon Kids Page. This online activity for younger students explains through simple descriptions and fun illustrations how the satellite measures the height of the ocean. Additional pages include an online quiz, a...
Heavens Above

The aim of the Heavens Above Web site is "to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information." After users enter their location, they get all the specific satellite...
Artificial Satellites

Over 2,000 man-made satellites are currently orbiting the Earth, providing a wide range of services like communications, remote sensing, and global positioning. As more are launched and new technologies are developed, they will play an increasingly important role in everyday life. The Tech Museum offers this site (1) dedicated to the basics of satellites and their functions. A Java program...
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