DIY Space: DIY Satellite Ground Station

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 […]

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Why space matters: Imaging satellite operations, part 10–short bus schooling

Labor Day took its toll, but I’m back to write more (hopefully) interesting articles for you. What a space operator should know about satellite systems and space operations fills several volumes of books, folders and checklists.  But, in essence, a space operator and space operations crew worries about three things:  the satellite ground system, the […]

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MORE POWER!!!

Okay, okay…this article’s idea has been floating around for a few decades.  Given, that in my imaging operations posts we’ve only talked about low earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, and imagery ones at that, there are a few issues with this that you might be acquainted with. But the premise is right.  You could set a […]

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