satellites

Planet Labs begins launching second set of satellites

By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 25th, 2014 The satellites will compete with Google’s Skybox Imaging. A San Francisco startup that wants to provide daily updated satellite views of the entire planet has begun launching its second batch of satellites. The first pair of Planet Labs’ “Flock 1b” constellation of imaging satellites was …

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Two Galileo GPS satellites launched in wrong orbit

By John Ribeiro, IDG News Service | August 25th, 2014 The satellites were launched Friday aboard a Soyuz ST rocket. Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after launch from French Guiana on Friday, satellite launch company Arianespace said. Galileo is …

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