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Satellite Image of the Week: #18

This week’s satellite image was taken over New Mexico and Colorado this morning. This image shows a mountain-wave pattern of clouds coming from the southern Rocky Mountains. 55 more words


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No head. No heart. No feet.

Ultrarunning is hard.

I was supposed to run 20 miles this morning for my log run leading up to the Marquette Trail 50 mile run in August.   389 more words


IRNSS Satellite Program

ಐಆರ್ ಎನ್ ಎಸ್ ಎಸ್ – 1ಜಿ   

IRNSS: Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

ಭಾರತದ ಮೊಟ್ಟಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ದಿಕ್ಸೂಚಿ ಉಪಗ್ರಹದ ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಹಾಗೂ ಅಂತಿಮ  7 ನೇ ಉಪಗ್ರಹವನ್ನು ಭಾರತೀಯ ಬಾಹ್ಯಾಕಾಶ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಇಸ್ರೋ ದಿನಾಂಕ 28.04.2016 ರಂದು ಗುರುವಾರ ಮದ್ಯಾಹ್ನ 12.50 ಕ್ಕೆ ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿ ಉಡಾವಣೆ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. 13 more words


The Ernst Chamber

Back in the late 1950’s, when space surveillance was a novel concept and launching vehicles into orbit was just becoming a new science, Bob began building VELA satellites for our government. 544 more words

SpaceX is awarded its first national security contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded SpaceX an $82.7 million contract to launch their GPS-3 satellite into orbit. This is the first National Security Space (NSS) contract for SpaceX, who won essentially by default since ULA, the only other viable competitor, … 691 more words


OreSat Drop Test

The OreSat Team (Oregon Small Satellite Project), recently performed a tower drop test of their 3D printed CubeSat prototype to test the systems reaction wheels. The drop test enabled the satellite to experience approx 2sec of microgravity, enabling the reaction wheels to spin up and then alter the position of the satellite as can be seen in the video.