I found posters, like the one shown above, on The Verge. They’re just a fun take on the Kepler spacecraft’s planet-hunting mission, and also informative. The posters mention the planet’s name and gives an idea of what the planet is like. These posters are just a few of the planets discovered by Kepler. If you want to […]Read More Kepler’s Travel Posters
There are several great tools available online designed to educate the public about space discoveries. The best ones use data gathered by our space faring machines and help put it all into an understandable form. Which is why NASA has developed the “NASA’s Eyes” program. NASA’s Eyes is a program that can be used for […]Read More DIY Space: Eyes On NASA
Have you ever wanted to build the Kepler satellite? What about the current crowd favorite, the International Sun Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3)? Or maybe you appreciate textures and just want to touch things, such as the moon’s surface, space shuttle flight panels (with switches), or the surface of Chiron. Maybe you’re a visual type, who truly […]Read More DIY Space: Print Your Own Spacecraft
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?
There have been a few posts on TMSB regarding the Kepler satellite and reaction wheel issues affecting it. But all that planet-hunting, the primary mission of the Kepler team, has paid off in the amount of information learned from their, and other satellites’, endeavors. You’ll learn a thing or two if you take a read […]Read More Almost batting a thousand–the contribution of Kepler (and others)