Have you ever wanted to build the Kepler satellite? What about the current crowd favorite, the International Sun Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3)? Or maybe you appreciate textures and just want to touch things, such as the moon’s surface, space shuttle flight panels (with switches), or the surface of Chiron. Maybe you’re a visual type, who truly […]Read More DIY Space: Print Your Own Spacecraft
Outernet is proposing to broadcast information, via satellite, to portable base stations that are also wireless networks. The wireless networks would be free and open to the very poor around the world. Outernet wants to provide information equality to those poor people. They mean well, I suppose. And it’s a very interesting idea they’re pursuing with some […]Read More Providing Information Equality with Satellites
Well, maybe not me specifically, and certainly not right now. However, if someone really wanted to watch me closely, then DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite looks like it might be a decent tool to use for that. DigitalGlobe just released an announcement and a few images produced from their latest satellite, WorldView-3. The satellite has a more capable […]Read More I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me
There are several teams competing for Google’s Lunar XPRIZE. One team is going their own way, because instead of using just one robot, the team, Hakuto (which is Japanese for rabbit), is using two. The following information comes from Space.com’s recent post about Hakuto and the robot duo they are prototyping. The bigger robot, looking like […]Read More More Rabbits on the Moon?
Looks like some regional Chinese officials on the take have been found out, thanks to Chinese imagery satellites. According to this South China Morning Post article, the first of the latest generation of Chinese imagery satellites, Gaofen-1, has been imaging an area in China that contained a very big marijuana farm. The whacky weed farm is […]Read More Uncovering Secret Sativa Farms From Space