Tagged: Satellite

Tech giants are battling it out to supply the global internet – here’s why that’s a problem - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 23, 2018

Claudio Bozzi, Deakin University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The US Federal Communications Commission last month granted Elon Musk’s SpaceX permission to launch 4,425 satellites that will provide affordable high speed broadband internet to consumers. The Starlink network will be accessible in the US and around the world … Read More

60 years in orbit for ‘grapefruit satellite’ – the oldest human object in space - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 22, 2018

Alice Gorman, Flinders University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Sixty years ago, a grapefruit-sized aluminium sphere with six antennas and some tiny solar cells was launched into Earth orbit. The Vanguard 1 satellite is still up there and is the oldest human-made object in space. It’s our first … Read More

What to do about astro-junk in NZ waters? - News

John Kerr Aug 29, 2016

New Zealand is about join the space race with a new rocket programme, but Kiwis will need to have a think about how this is going to impact our surrounding waters. The government has just opened public consultation on new rules about how material jettisoned into the ocean from rocket launches will be dealt with under environmental legislation. NZ … Read More

Newly identified magma chamber explains Bay of Plenty earthquakes - News

Erica Mather Jun 07, 2016

A combination of satellite images, GPS data and survey information from the 1950s have enabled scientists to uncover a magma chamber under the Bay of Plenty coast, which they link to thousands of small earthquakes here between 2004 and 2011. Until this finding, published in Science Advances, the reason for the earthquake ‘swarm’ was thought to be tectonic. Now … Read More

“Just So Science” – Eyes of the Heavens - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge May 15, 2011

Yesterday I was given the opportunity to present to the 100 Level Astronomy class from Victoria University using the planetarium software and datasets we use up at Carter Observatory. It was great fun writing the talk, and performing it on the fly with no tests or dry runs for the scripts, and there were … Read More

View the sun using the cross image fader - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 22, 2010

Kristian Larsen’s clever cross image fader lets you see regions of different temperatures on the sun on the WWW by moving a slider. (Source:SOHO,NASA) Sciblogs latest video shows some of the first images from astronomers’ latest ’toy’, the Hinode satellite. (Geeks can check out Nasa’s ’lite’ take on it’s technical specifications.) The satellite has … Read More

Visiting the satellites - Light My Fibre

John Nixon Jan 02, 2010

Greetings from New Caledonia and a very Happy New Year to all our friends and readers. I thought that many of you would be interested to see a pictorial visit to the Verizon (USA) ’Super Headend’ where all the hundreds of television channels are brought together and dispatched out to their nearly 1 million Fios (FTTH) subscribers across … Read More