Taking a slight break for the NOAA series today. It’s good for both of us, really! NASA’s Earth Observatory team posted a few tips on 18 November which may be useful to those of you interested in understanding imagery better. You can go to their post, How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies, […]Read More Tips for the GEOINT geek in your life
A Chinese Long March 2C rocket boosted another satellite with unknown intentions into orbit earlier today. You can read all about it from NASASpaceflight.com’s posting: Chinese Long March 2C lofts Yaogan Weixing-18 satellite. According to the article, this launch was not officially announced. There’s not too much advertised about Yaogan Weixing-18, although NASASpaceflight.com’s article does a great […]Read More Another secret Chinese launch
The Chinese launched another three satellites from Jiuquan (map below), China, according to this article. One supposedly has a electro-optical payload, another has synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and the third has possibly a ELINT/SIGINT payload. All are suspected, according to the NASA Spaceflight.org page, to be used for maritime vehicle tracking. I don’t know, but suspect these are probably going […]Read More New Chinese Launch–another three satellites in one.