Tagged: CubeSats

Earth’s artificial rings - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Nov 20, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] Satellites pass over NZ all the time (literally). Here I focus on the 187 Planet Labs ‘Dove’ Earth-imaging satellites, and I show that one can determine in advance where they will be, enabling scientists on the ground to correlate their environmental and other data collection with opportunities to get imaging from space. That is, we … Read More

Tracking satellites launched from NZ - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Jun 27, 2019

[avatar user=”duncansteel” size=”thumbnail” align=”right” /] With so many thousand satellites now in orbit, and tens of thousands of other tracked items, one might think that it is difficult keeping tabs on them, simply as an interested person. In fact it is quite straightforward, with long lists of orbital elements freely available for all except the few satellites deemed by the … Read More