In spite of all obstacles, including equipment age, the International Sun/Earth Explorer 3 (ISEE-3) is talking to people on Earth again. Not only is it talking, but the people sending and receiving ISEE-3’s messages are volunteers for the ISEE-3 Reboot Project instead of paid Federal Government employees. All people involved with the project are working towards a vision of […]Read More ISEE-3 Reboot Project: Critical Communications
In previous lessons you’ve learned about the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and the Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO). There are pros and cons in using each orbit. Generally for satellites in LEO orbit, particularly imagery satellites like those owned by DigitalGlobe and SkyBox, the closer the satellites are to the Earth, the more detail of the objects […]Read More Why space matters: HEO Satellite Operations, Part 1–You’ve Never Kepled?
This is more of a **yawn** for me, as I’m not the biggest sports fan in the world. Maybe not even the millionth biggest. But there are a lot of people who inexplicably are–especially those soccer (“football” for everyone not in the US) fans. Good news then, for those fans: satellites and frequencies have been […]Read More Why Space Matters: 2014 FIFA World Cup–30,000 Hours of It