…at least according to this article it isn’t, but it is a “quasi-satellite.” They do say in about 5,000 years or so it might become one of Earth’s moons for a while. The interesting thing about this particular satellite (it’s natural) is the orbital configuration, which scientists label co-orbital. Such a weird one coinciding with […]Read More That’s no moon…
Hopefully the beer was tasty and nutritious. The question I posed in my previous post to you, dear (inebriated?) reader: Why is it that moving the plane of a satellite’s orbit against the direction of the Earth’s rotation (backwards) is helpful to those operators of imagery ilk? Let me clarify some terms here before we […]Read More Why space matters: Imaging satellite operations, part 9–cutting the cheese
This article caught my eye, if only because of the inaccuracy of the headline. The nation’s largest rocket was actually the Saturn V. When someone prints a headline like that, it normally means they just took the public release, and reprinted or copy/pasted it. I think they mean the nation’s largest, currently, which might be […]Read More United States Government adding to the polar low earth orbiting constellation
Okay, okay…this article’s idea has been floating around for a few decades. Given, that in my imaging operations posts we’ve only talked about low earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, and imagery ones at that, there are a few issues with this that you might be acquainted with. But the premise is right. You could set a […]Read More MORE POWER!!!
So, Science World Report tried to spice things up a little with this headline: NASA Announces Coronal Mass Ejection Hurtling Toward Earth from Sun But if you read the article, I hope you understand it’s really not the end of the world. I know, I know–whoever names these things needs to consider what they sound like […]Read More This sounds bad–doesn’t it?