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Russian sex geckos die in orbit
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
[BBC News Europe]

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
[BBC News]

World's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite comms system
Engineers have successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system. Designed to evaluate the performance of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in space, the experiment marks a breakthrough in aeronautical (...)
[Science daily]

Most complete Antarctic map for climate research made public
A new satellite image of Antarctica has been made available to the public, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change. Using Synthetic Aperture Radar with multiple polarization modes aboard the RADARSAT-2 satellite, the CSA (...)
[Science daily]

Super-sharp Earth imager launches
WorldView-3, the most powerful commercial imaging satellite ever built, goes into orbit on a rocket launched from California, US.
[BBC]

Super-sharp Earth imager launches
WorldView-3, the most powerful commercial imaging satellite ever built, goes into orbit on a rocket launched from California, US.
[BBC News]

UK satellite's view of Planet Earth
The UK’s TechDemoSat captures video of the deep blue Earth in what is thought to be a first-of-its-kind movie sequence from a wholly British-built spacecraft.
[BBC News]

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
[BBC]

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
[BBC News]

Astronauts to test free-flying 'housekeeper' robots
Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and research, each having its (...)
[Science daily]

Math can make the Internet 5-10 times faster
Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today. A new study uses a four minute long mobile video as an example. The method used by the Danish and US researchers in the study resulted in the video being (...)
[Science daily]

NFL Sunday Ticket coming to smartphones
DirecTV is offering NFL fans the chance to stream every out-of-market game of the upcoming regular season on a computer, smartphone or tablet, even if they don't have a satellite TV account.
[CNN Money]

Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance
Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in earlier flood warnings, potentially (...)
[Science daily]

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