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3 years 3 days ago

"Rabbit ears" make a comeback

They were long thought to be a thing of the past, but rooftop antennas are making a comeback thanks to high cable and satellite prices and online programming options. Years ago, the rooftop antenna was the only way to get a television signal and with them came the "rabbit...

3 years 5 months ago

Where did NASA satellite debris land?

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. space officials have finally figured out where that dead NASA satellite fell back to Earth on Saturday. NASA now says satellite debris scattered over the south Pacific Ocean about as far away from large land masses as you can get. NASA says the U.S. Air...

3 years 5 months ago

Satellite makes landfall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Details are still sketchy. But NASA's dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth early today, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center and NASA say the 35-foot satellite fell sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT and...

4 years 3 months ago

Cadet-built satellite now in orbit

A converted Minotaur-IV inter-continental ballistic missile built by Air Force Academy cadets carried FalconSAT-5 into orbit from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska on November 19. Col. Marty France, permanent professor and head of the Academy Department of Astronautics, accepted satellite control authority from the Space Test Program's Col....

4 years 6 months ago

Car crashes into the Satellite Hotel

A car has crashed through a window into the Satellite Hotel, on Academy Blvd., in Colorado Springs. The driver, described by emergency crews on scene as an 85-year-old man, was not hurt. No one inside the hotel was hurt, either. The hotel is described as structurally sound.

4 years 9 months ago

Military GPS glitch impacts thousands

A defense expert says a problem that rendered as many as 10,000 U.S. military GPS receivers useless for days is a warning to safeguard a system that enemies would love to disrupt. John Pike, director of, says the Global Positioning System is central to the American style of...

4 years 9 months ago

DirecTV plans more 3-D TV channels

In the race for supremacy in 3-D television, DirecTV, wants to be king. DirecTV's exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket package of out-of-market football games has been a hit. Now the company has eyes on creating what it hopes to be its next competitive edge: extensive 3-D programming including movies, documentaries...

4 years 10 months ago

Rivals DirecTV, Dish combine to sell TV ads

Satellite TV rivals DirecTV and Dish are banding together to sell interactive TV advertising nationally. Such ads let people use their remote controls to request information about products. This comes after DirecTV and Dish Networks dropped lawsuits accusing each other of false advertising. Among other things, Dish had complained...

4 years 11 months ago

New satellite begins sending solar data to Earth

A new NASA satellite designed to help predict disruptive solar storms has begun transmitting data to Earth about five weeks after launch. University of Colorado scientists say they began getting information from the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Friday. Controllers have been adjusting the satellite's Earth orbit since the Feb. 11...

5 years 3 weeks ago

New "solar" satellite has Colorado roots

Researchers say a new NASA satellite could help predict powerful solar storms that cause havoc on Earth. Dan Baker of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics calls the storms "space Katrina" events that can trigger massive electrical blackouts and communication failures. A NASA satellite known...

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