Space Image Keeps Loch Ness Myth Alive

In a weird, but probably inevitable and predictable use of satellite imagery, someone thinks a few satellite images “prove” the Loch Ness Monster is lurking below the lake’s waves.  The post to which the above image is linked, is at least trying to make that connection.  But, it might take a true imagery analyst to […]

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Win A (Sky)box Full of Imagery

Do you have a need?  More specifically, do you have a need for European Space Imaging data using Skybox satellite imagery worth 20,000 Euros?  What about your mom?  Your dad?  Okay–how about your school?  Ah, there we go. That’s right, Copernicus-Masters has issued a challenge, and the prize to that challenge is Skybox imagery.  What’s […]

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Pictures of a Decaying Satellite

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) -run Landsat 8 Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) imagery satellite’s primary job is to take pictures of the Earth.  But occasionally, like teenagers with new camera phones, Landsat 8 feels compelled to take pictures of other satellites.  Really—you can see the evidence here […]

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Why Space Matters: GEO Satellite operations, Part 5–Lights & Music

During the last few lessons, the great advantages of satellites in a geostationary orbit (GEO) were espoused about ad nauseum.  The characteristics of persistence in communications and observations are the direct benefits of using a satellite in GEO.  Include the huge field of regard and simplified ground system requirements, and it’s really a no-brainer to […]

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