Articles about satellite

A Tiny Satellite Dish Lets You Send Texts From Your Smartphone With No Cellular Network
The cellular network strength does not have to be necessarily good at every place you visit. You might be going for a hike or just exploring the wilderness on your bicycle.No matter where you go, the cellular network and Internet connectivity might get affected at some point in time.In such type of cases, you need to have an option for an emergency to be able to send text messages, at […]

Messenger Sends Final Image Prior To Plunging Into Mercury’s Surface
Talk about going out with a bang – literally! The Messenger probe, which is unmanned, has just completed its Mercury mission, and needless to say, it crashed, and obviously burned after that. Mercury probe Messenger’s mission is officially over then, as the spacecraft hit the closest planet to the sun’s surface at a phenomenal speed – that of 8,750 mph (14,082 kph), earlier this afternoon at 3:26 p.m. EDT.

Mitsubishi Satellites Set To Make Life Better...For Everyone
[CEATEC 2014] Sending a satellite into space is definitely a huge achievement for any nation, and Japan is an old hand at this particular endeavor. In fact, thanks to the likes of Mitsubishi Electric who have come up with their fair share of satellites, life will never be the same again. Basically, the TURKSAT-4A Turkish communications satellite will be able to deliver an even greater level of detail and accuracy […]

WorldView-3 Delivers High Resolution Detail For Online Maps
I am quite sure that many of us do take advantage of Google Maps and Bing Maps when it comes to checking out how to get about from one place to another in a foreign country, and the high resolution images that both services offer are certainly an added advantage. However, with WorldView-3 being launched, things are about to get a whole lot better. WorldView-3 has been described to be […]

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MH370 Satellite Data Released To The Public
It has been over two months since Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared. An extensive search has been carried out by multiple countries using both civil and military resources to track down the plane. Unfortunately they haven’t been able to locate the plane or assuming that it crashed into the ocean, any debris. Malaysian authorities were criticized for not revealing satellite data and they’ve finally given in to the pressure. MH370 satellite […]

MOIRE Folding Telescope From DARPA
Is there life out there on other planets? I am quite sure that many of us have asked this question for quite some time already, and so far, there has been no evidence to suggest that such life is headed our way, other than the fact that there could have been life in the past – billions of years ago. Well, the most recent foray made by the Hubble telescope […]

Toshiba Satellite Click Detachable PC
Toshiba has just announced their Satellite Click detachable PC which is said to offer the convenience of a tablet as well as laptop, depending on the situation and how you use the Satellite Click at that point in time. The new detachable design would feature a 13.3-inch diagonal IPS multi-touch screen which is capable of making up two different form factors in a single device, namely the ‘normal’ laptop and […]

Toshiba Satellite NB15T Laptop Unveiled
Toshiba has something lined up for the masses with their latest Toshiba Satellite NB15T laptop, where this particular device has been described to offer portable convenience in a ‘clutchsized’ design, and even better is the fact that you do not need to break the bank to bring home this puppy, considering it arrives with a starting price point of just $379 a pop. The Toshiba Satellite NB15T would sport an […]

NASA Launches Three HTC Nexus One Smartphones Into Space
NASA has launched a lot of things into space, such as humans and space ships of course, but one thing we certainly didn’t expect them to launch into space were cell phones.Yes – mobile phones have been launched into space by NASA as part of a low-budget, experimental satellite program using off-the-held components. The three smartphone that were sent into space were all HTC Nexus One devices and are currently circling […]

Massive Arctic Ice Loss Reported By Cryosat Mission
Scientists working with the European Space Agency (ESA) Cryosat satellite have discovered that Arctic ice loss has been massive in the years between 2003 and 2012. The ice loss is indicated at declining by 36% during autumn and 9% during winter. Cryosat satellite can measure ice thickness using a high-resolution radar altimeter. To achieve this, the altimeter of the satellite shoots microwave energy towards the ice. This energy bounces of […]

Satellite watch lacks hands or digits
From time to time, we come across watches that tell time in their very own quirky manner, and the same can be said for the new Satellite watch from Mr. Jones which is being prepared for a rollout. Described as “the world’s first 24 hour watch (one rotation per day) without any hands or digits on the dial”, it sports an ingenious display for you to tell the time, thanks […]

Japanese FITSAT-1 satellites can write Morse code messages in the sky
While the whole world is too occupied and busy with their own lives, the Japanese unmanned H-2 Transfer Vehicle-3 that was launched last week, is poised to arrive at the International Space Station today, Friday – just in time for the London Olympics. Apart from the usual cargo that it brings, the vehicle is also bringing on board a set of tiny amateur radio satellites that can write Morse code […]

Toshiba Satellite U845 Ultrabook
Toshiba announced its Ultrabook lineup featuring the 3rd gen Intel processors. The U845 is an affordable 14-inch Ultrabook that packs good performance in a compact chassis. If you do not want to be a fashion victim and need to save some money, this device would suit you better than the ultra stylish Satellite U845W.The four pounds device boasts a 500GB hard drive with Flash Memory technology (for better speed performance), […]

Toshiba Satellite U845W Ultrabook with an Ultra-Wide 21:9 Display
The Toshiba Satellite U845W is probably the most surprising mobile device coming from the Japanese manufacturer since the Excite X10 tablet. Nowadays it is hard to be excited by new computing gadgets since they all tend to look alike and offer quite similar features.Thanks to its ultra-wide display, the U845W gets a noticeable form factor, a unique look that is enhanced by an elegant bi-colored thin casing made of machined […]

CleanSpace One janitor satellite set to clean our atmosphere
There are approximately 16,000 pieces of debris larger than 10cm that are known to surround our planet, and there’s nothing pretty much nothing we can do about it bar sending someone up to space to clean it up. Well, it looks like that’s exactly what the Swiss Space Center is going to do. It has been reported that the folks there will be sending up a janitor satellite named CleanSpace […]

Toshiba Satellite P700 Series
The new Satellite P700 Series consumer notebooks is a mid-range product line that features the new “FusionX2” texture, a pretty cool design experiment from Toshiba (see the close up picture after the jump). The P700 series offers more features and better performance than the new L700 Series, it is designed for performance and entertainment. Featuring either the second-gen Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors (some configurations get the NVIDIA […]

Toshiba Satellite L700 Series
Toshiba is introducing its new line of consumer notebooks on the same day as the AMD new APU (Accelerating Processing Unit) A-series. The Satellite L700 Series is a entry/mid level product line that will get you through all your everyday computing tasks while making you look fashionable: the L700 features a “FusionFinish” with Matrix pattern is available in silver, graphite, white brown, red, and a special version in brushed anodized […]

Project Calliope wants to turn atmospheric measurements into music
In one of the more interesting Kickstarter projects we’ve seen recently, Sandy Antunes, has plans to send a satellite into space to convert the ionosphere into music that people can listen to. But he can’t do it without your help. Called Project Calliope, Antunes is almost done with the satellite but he needs the funds from the Kickstarter in order to finish the whole project.When the satellite is launched into […]

Toshiba Satellite C655D offers performance on a budget
[CES 2011] Toshiba certainly intends to cover all grounds with their latest range of notebooks, where they want to suit every budget and need, with the Toshiba Satellite C655D targeting those who are on a particularly tight budget and yet do not want to compromise on processing power. Well, the Satellite C655D might just fit this criteria to a T, sporting AMD’s new E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) with on-die […]

Spot Connect brings satellite connectivity to your Android-powered phone
You might not always be in a location blessed with cellular connectivity and if you’re looking for a solution to that scenario, you might want to check out the Spot Connect. This device offers Bluetooth connectivity to sync with smartphones that are powered by Google’s Android, though support for other platforms is already on the way.It allows your smartphone to determine location information via the Globalstar satellite network and transmit […]