Why Space Matters: GEO Satellite operations, Part 2–FOV/FOR-it things

In the first lesson, you learned (if you didn’t already know) a spacecraft in geosynchronous orbit is very far away from the Earth—a little over 26,000 miles. Before going any further, an explanation of Field of Regard (FOR) versus Field of View (FOV) is in order since we will initially be talking about weather imagery satellites.  […]

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Of elephants for satellites

You might remember in another aside I posted, I noted the Chinese may not be just targeting the United States with their space activities, but their Indian neighbors, too.  Well, according to this article, the Indians just had one of their communications satellites, GSAT-7, launched on an Ariane-5 out of Kourou, French Guiana.  It’s just […]

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