“Space War” History

Scientific American put out an article a few weeks ago about the first advertised use of Global Positioning satellites during the Persian Gulf War. At least it’s the first time a type of space infrastructure was used aside from satellite communications and satellite imagery. We were pretty used to the idea of satellite communications by […]

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Find that Airplane–FREE!!

Earlier this year, I wrote a little post about how Harris Corporation and Aireon were working together to make accurate global aircraft tracking a reality.  They’re doing this by placing GPS signal receivers and transmitters as an extra payload on board Iridium NEXT satellites.  This allows GPS equipment to send  a message through a special radio transmitter from […]

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Satellites Protect Fish from Filchers

If your livelihood involves fishing illegally, your chosen profession looks like it might become a little more interesting, soon.  A partnership has been established among the Pew Charitable Trusts, the United Kingdom’s Satellite Applications Catapult, and exactEarth Europe.  Their mission is to turn the tables on those fishermen illegally attempting “Deadliest Catch” re-enactments in protected waters. It […]

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Maritime Safety Satellite’s Launch Cancelled to Make Political Point

Well, this must be frustrating.  Imagine that you’re a part of a company that’s getting ready to launch a satellite.  All the company’s engineers and managers working to get the satellite ready to go for its mission.  Of course, everyone in the company is being paid to get the satellite completed. But then, your government, who […]

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