I just saw a video (below) on one of my favorite sites, Rocketnews24. The site has a great posting regarding this anime video JAXA (the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) apparently put together narrating the launch of one of their weather satellite missions, GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement). Sounds boring, […]Read More Anime, weddings, JAXA, NASA, and weather satellites
Green—a word associated with jungles, a description of newbies, in songs sung by muppets about the difficulties of being it, and songs sung by fictional spacefarers about the qualities of their homeworld. Those spacefarers might be fictional, but for certain real space imagery operators, green describes a capability of a satellite payload. Green is one […]Read More Why space matters: Imaging satellite operations, part 17—The Green Hills of Earth
Here’s at least one video, on Jalopnik’s page, of a failed launch. Note, Jalopnik’s accompanying post of why the Soviets failed to get to the moon before the United States seems to be supposition, but likely true. The Soviets made their equipment more complicated (see the article), giving Murphy (or perhaps the Imp of the […]Read More Old footage of Soviet rocket launch attempts
To say there are a lot of interesting satellites orbiting the Earth with unknown missions, at least unknown to the public, belonging either to the US or other nations, is an understatement. And when governments withhold the number of, ahem, “black” satellites orbiting the Earth as the US did last year, well, that just encourages […]Read More Curious about spy satellites? Now there’s an app for that!
I added a few more links to the “Satellite images, imagery operators, and business” column (on the right). For your efforts, though, you also get to click on them here: http://earthgazer.tumblr.com/ : A nice Tumblr image site with random pictures of Earth’s surface from space. http://imagesoftheearth.com/ : Just a website with various images of Earth […]Read More A few more images of Earth for you