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American astronauts could now only reach low Earth orbit and the ISS by hitching a ride on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft "at a price of over 50 million dollars per seat," the letter said.
Space junk varies in size from tiny bolts and screws to huge lumps of fuselage and are to be found in two main regions: low Earth orbit, a few hundred miles above Earth, and geostationary orbit, 22,300 miles up, where communication satellites are programmed to hover above the planet.
To aid in developing the new technologies, Intermec will evaluate markings that have been exposed to low earth orbit environments during the third and fourth Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) missions.
today announced that it has entered into commercial contract with OrbComm Asia Limited, the satellite data communications company that offers data communication and transmission services via its satellite subscriber communications and low earth orbit satellites.
NASA's need for routine, safe and affordable access to the International Space Station and its proposed Crew Exploration Vehicle, and other possible, future government and commercial low Earth orbit destinations could be incorporated into this project.
Designed and built by SpaceDev for the University of California, Berkeley under a NASA-funded contract and launched in 2003, CHIPSat has been operating successfully in low earth orbit for over two years.
Tallan, one of the country's leading technology firms, has completed a Web site redesign project for ORBCOMM, a wireless telecommunications company with a network of 30 Low Earth Orbit satellites.
The SpaceDev small launch vehicle will be designed to responsively and affordably lift up to 1,000 pounds to Low Earth Orbit.