Anyone who has been following this site knows that satellites are in many different roles, accomplishing many things beneficial to humanity. But none this really matters without a way to communicate with them. If a satellite takes a picture, how does that picture make its way to Earth? If a satellite requires an element set […]Read More DIY Space: DIY Satellite Ground Station
Part 1 Well, somebody has to mention it to sell the papers sometime, and this time it was the Times of India. The story is that the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is predicting bad guys are going to be able to launch their own nefarious satellites on rockets owned by private companies. Even […]Read More Is Space Becoming More Accessible for Terrorists?
I just saw this post from New Zealand. It’s about a remote satellite terminal located on the very southern tip of New Zealand, on the Awarua Plains. From my Low Earth Orbit (LEO) lesson series and my “Troll: Leaving the Bridge Behind” post, you can understand why the terminal is important. You can also see […]Read More A Planet Labs Remote Satellite Terminal
From a Softpedia news post, a writer conjectures mainly about the United States Air Force’s (USAF) X-37B space drone and what it might mean to space warfare. It’s a decent, thought-provoking article, so you may wish to read it. But there’s an assumption made within the article: the government has the best, most sophisticated space toys. […]Read More The Slowness of Being Government and Its Space Technology
According to this GPS World post, Harris Corporation intends to make it easier to track aircraft around the world. How? Simple–by using GPS and Iridium NEXT satellites. “Wait,” you might interject, “Don’t airplanes already use GPS?” Well, yes they do, but this is why Iridium NEXT is important, too. The point of GPS has almost […]Read More This is Why Space Matters: Aircraft Tracking