Why Space Matters: GEO Satellite operations, Part 3–Revolution Earth

“Endless Distance, Wildlife and Stars, Blanket the Night…” The last lesson was about Field of View (FOV) and Field of Regard (FOR).  It was intended to help with understanding the next few lessons regarding satellites in geosynchronous orbit (GEO).  All mentions of GEO on this blog, unless otherwise stated, refer to a particular type of […]

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NOAA’s low hanging problem — Part 1

SpacePolicyonline.com and The Weather Channel both posted stories last week about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) “urgent” need for a new weather satellite.  You can read the stories from both sites here and here.   According to their posts, there is a projected satellite and data gap for sun-synchronous low earth orbiting (go here […]

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Anime, weddings, JAXA, NASA, and weather satellites

I just saw a video (below) on one of my favorite sites, Rocketnews24.  The site has a great posting regarding this anime video JAXA (the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) apparently put together narrating the launch of one of their weather satellite missions, GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement).  Sounds boring, […]

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