2014.09.20【英译汉】洛克希德马丁公司建立太空追踪站

发表于:2014-09-20 08:40 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
US defence giant Lockheed Martin has struck a deal with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage satellites.
美国国防巨头洛克希德马丁公司与澳大利亚一家科技公司达成协议,追踪能损毁卫星的太空垃圾。
It has signed a "strategic co-operation agreement" with Canberra-based Electro Optic Systems (EOS) to build a new tracking station in Western Australia.
 在澳大利亚西部建设一座新的追踪站,据报道这是与EOS的战略性合作
The site will employ advanced optical and laser technology to detect, track and identify specific space objects.
 这个太空站将会运用先进的光学和激光技术监测追踪分析特殊的太空物体。
Debris threatens orbiting satellites daily and can cause millions in damage.
 碎片无时无刻不在威胁着飞船的轨迹,这可能会造成上千万的损害。
"Ground-based space situational awareness is a growing priority for government and commercial organisations around the world that need to protect their investments in space," said Lockheed Martin Space Systems executive vice president Rick Ambrose in a statement.
 太空地面的形式是世界政府和经济组织优先考虑的,并且这种重视在增加。因为他们需要保护他们在太空的投资。洛克希德马丁空间系统执行副总裁里克·安布罗斯在一份声明中说道。
"We'll offer customers a clearer picture of the objects that could endanger their satellites, and do so with great precision and cost-effectiveness."
 我们将会花费大量成本效益和产品精度来使得顾客得到更清晰的太空垃圾的图片。
There are nearly 2,000 commercial and government satellites orbiting the Earth. 
 现在有将近2000个经济组织或政府的卫星围绕着地球。
However, they face up to 200 threats a day from debris as small as a fingernail given they are travelling at speeds of about 17,500 miles an hour.
 然而,他们在意17500英里每小时的速度旋转时要受到多达20个太空碎片的威胁,这些碎片小的跟戒指差不多。
It is estimated that there are 300,000 pieces of space junk ranging from one-centimetre to the size of bowling balls, and that on average one satellite is destroyed each year.
 据报道称在一厘米大小的保龄球里大约有300000个太空碎片,并且基本每一年都有一个卫星被损坏。
EOS chief executive Dr Ben Greene says that they have invested 80m Australian dollars ($74,6m) into developing their light-based technology systems, which have become cheaper than the use of radar.
 EOS的主管本说道,他们已经对以光学为基础的技术体系投资了8亿澳元,这比雷达省钱多了。
Currently, mostly radar-based systems are being used to track space junk, such as the US Air Force's Space Fence. It can follow as many as 200,000 objects in space.
 目前来看,雷达主要用来追踪太空中的太空垃圾,例如美国空军太空护栏雷达,它最多可以追踪2000个太空碎片。
EOS is one of the largest makers of major optical telescopes in the world. They also operate Australia's Space Research Centre at Mount Stromlo.
EOS是世界上最大的光学显微镜制造商之一。他们是斯特朗洛山的澳大利亚太空研究中心的一员。
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