How to purchase an affordable small satellite – at the cost of a mid-size car

Because it’s been a year, I’m taking a little break.  So you’re currently looking at some of the Clearancejobs.com articles about space I’ve written.  I’ll be interspersing these throughout for a little bit (not long).  This particular article was posted on Clearancejobs.com on 3 January, 2014. Do you have a spare $35,000 in your pocket?  […]

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The Ship Who Sang

There are those readers out there who will get the Anne McCaffrey reference–the rest should eventually take time to read that fun book.  Unlike the book’s protagonist, a ship with a living brain that eventually sings, this post is about a satellite named Ulises 1 that will “sing” to the people of Earth once it’s in orbit. […]

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Parsing Polar Bears With Polar Orbiting Satellites

Here’s a method of counting polar bears that’s probably safer than knocking on their doors.  According to this US Geological Survey (USGS) post, satellites may be quite useful for counting, tracking, and observing polar bears.  The USGS and Canadians are comparing aerial survey pictures against the satellite pictures. They are using imagery taken by DigitalGlobe satellites of parts of […]

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