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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Control of DIY satellite yours for the asking

If you’ve ever wanted access to a satellite for your own nefarious ends, then the latest collaborative space project out of Japan might just suit you down to the ground.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Japan's high-def space camera to orbit the moon

Those tedious arguments about whether or not the Apollo moon landings were staged could be all over next month when Japan launches its Selene satellite on the most extensive lunar mission since the US program ended in 1975. On board the probe will be the first space-going high-definition movie camera to be pointed directly at the moon.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Ordinary cellphones to make satellite calls to Japan’s 50m dish in the sky


Satellite phone calls are set to come to the masses within a few years through the Japanese government’s plan to launch an orbiter with a ‘mega antenna’ so large ordinary cellphones will be able to pick up its signal with only slight modifications in their design.

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