Why space matters: HEO Satellite Operations, Part 1–You’ve Never Kepled?

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 […]

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The mini Death Star and its song

Engadget posted a nice, short article about Telstar 1.  It’s not about the song (video of it played here), which was played by the Tornados and quite popular.  Both were launched in the 1960’s, the song named after the satellite.  Telstar 1 looked quite a bit like a space station from a certain popular sci-fi […]

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