Space Articles

The Next Arms Race

The Next Arms Race

Credit: Pop Culture ManiacsThe Next Arms Race   Ask the average person about the role of satellites in modern society, and most will quickly think of sports broadcasting and Sky dishes. On deeper reflection they will think of GPS and sat nav, and then quickly...

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Catching the Data Deluge

Catching the Data Deluge

Catching the Data Deluge   In a recent post we discussed how to move towards software defined satellites has the potential to significantly improve their efficiency and flexibility. This technological shift had already had a dramatic impact on the efficiency of...

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Acme Space Widget Inc.

Acme Space Widget Inc.

Credit: www.taylordailypress.netAcme Space Widgets Inc.  In orbit manufacturing is becoming a realty for a wide variety of products Numerous benefits from the microgravity and natural vacuum of space Applications from drug development to industrial engineering Made...

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Orbit-side Assistance?

Orbit-side Assistance?

Credit: The European Space AgencyOrbit-side Assistance?   In a recent post (Space Debris) we showed how space is starting to get pretty congested around our planet. As improved technology and reduced launch costs increase the commercial opportunities for...

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Space Debris

Space Debris

Space Debris The issue of space debris seems to raise itself into the public consciousness every few years with most people only distantly aware of the problem. However, as we continue to blast new pieces of expensive technology into orbit each year it is obvious that...

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Software Defined Satellites

Software Defined Satellites

Credit: The European Space AgencySoftware Defined Satellites The concept of Software Defined Networks (SDN) burst onto the network equipment market almost a decade ago. It was created in response to the need for greater flexibility across communication networks as...

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The Next Arms Race

Catching the Data Deluge

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