From a Softpedia news post, a writer conjectures mainly about the United States Air Force’s (USAF) X-37B space drone and what it might mean to space warfare. It’s a decent, thought-provoking article, so you may wish to read it. But there’s an assumption made within the article: the government has the best, most sophisticated space toys. […]
Read More The Slowness of Being Government and Its Space Technology
Just in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve added three imagery operator links: NGA, NOAA, and EUMETSAT. Have fun!
Read More Added some new imagery operator links
In Part 1 of explaining imaging satellite operations, we assumed a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite is one of the better options for getting great “Earth-selfies” with a camera on board. We also learned the range of LEOs is pretty big: 99 to 1200 miles. But we also know closer is mainly better (see previous post […]
Read More Why space matters and explaining imaging satellite operations, Part 2
Yes, it’s rocket science, but… …it doesn’t take fancy non-English math symbols to explain a lot of the basics. So, I’ll start with something I think people have asked lately: “What can they see?” (We’ll get to “What can they hear?” in a later post.) Also, please note this will take a few posts to […]
Read More Why space matters and explaining picture-taking (imaging) satellite operations, Part 1