This might go into the category of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” This CNN post talks about how satellite imagery is aiding in the resolution of a murder investigation, which is great. Satellites are tools that have multiple uses, and if helping to solve murder is one use, then good. But the […]Read More Pigs in Space: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
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
Well actually, it’s not any kind of furniture made of “some oak and some pine and a handful of Norsemen” (although listening to Jonathan Coulton’s song, it sounds like it could be), but it is another ground station. It’s time to write about the Tromso Satellite Station (however, if you want to start with a smile, […]Read More Tromso–this is not your father’s Ikea furniture
Trolls–remember when only billy goats had to deal with them?? Now humans have to worry about Trolls’ tolls, not just in snarky, crude comments, but in space operations. Actually, it’s only a select group of humans, and Troll, while it deals with space, is on Earth–specifically on ice (well, 300 kilometers (187.5 miles) from the […]Read More Troll: leaving the bridge behind