Space

Sapcorda Plans Centimeter-scale GPS for Europe – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/aerospace/satellites/fourway-japaneurope-joint-venture-aims-to-establish-industry-open-standard-for-precision-global-navigation-satellite-system-services Germany’s Bosch and Geo++, u-blox of Switzerland, and Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric announced the establishment of Sapcorda Services, a joint-venture that plans to provide global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning services of centimeter-level accuracy via satellite transmission, mobile cellular technology, and the Internet. The U.S.-operated Global Positioning System (GPS) is only accurate to about 10 meters, while Europe’s corresponding Galileo system

A Photon Has Been Sent To Space Using Quantum Teleportation | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/physics/a-photon-has-been-sent-to-space-using-quantum-teleportation/ Last month, Chinese researchers showed that quantum communication between Earth and space is possible, and now they have used the tech to send a photon to space using quantum teleportation. As this research shows, to create a truly global network for quantum communication, we will need quantum satellites.

Transfer of atomic mass with a photon solves the momentum paradox of light – Aalto University

http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/2017-06-30/ In a recent publication, Aalto University researchers show that in a transparent medium each photon is accompanied by an atomic mass density wave. The novel discovery solves the centennial momentum paradox of light.  If this theoretical finding is proven true with experiments, it can affect our understanding of universe: “Presently the Hubble’s law is explained

Launching Open Hardware Satellites – Hackster’s Blog

https://blog.hackster.io/launching-open-hardware-satellites-93813a1fe842 Created almost twenty years ago the CubeSat standard has lowered the barrier to entry to the point where you can put your own satellite into orbit for not much more than the price of a high end car. The 10 cm × 10 cm × 10 cm cubes have become so common that you can buy

ESA landed robot to Mars

ESA robotic exploration of Mars has landed.  There was a tense wait as ESA determines whether Schiaparelli probe has landed safely as no signal from it has been received so far- and just few minutes ago ESA’s mission control centre as spacecraft operators watched for the signal to return, there is now back-slapping, cheers and