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  • Dead Satellites

    Dead Satellites

    Where Do Satellites Go When They Die? Satellites are used for research by NASA, and used by television companies for our own entertainment. Eventually these satellites die, but what happens to them then? Trace is here to talk about a satellite graveyard on the dark side of the moon, and other places objects in space go. This is another way that humans have found to pollute not just Earth but Space as well. We seem to have an exceptional capacity […]

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  • First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite

    First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite

    It only took 11 days for this satellite to start giving us data about global rain and snow precipitations. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched into space Feb. 27. On March 10, the Core Observatory passed over an extra-tropical cyclone about 1,055 miles (1,700 kilometers) due east of Japan’s Honshu Island. Satellite data shows the full range of […]

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  • Teaming Up to Test the Future of Satellite Refueling

    Teaming Up to Test the Future of Satellite Refueling

    In this video, Deputy Project Manager Benjamin Reed, Test Director Marion Riley, Lead Oxidizer Nozzle Tool Engineer Matthew Sammons, Robotic Operator Alex Janas, and Lead Fluids Engineer Brian Nufer describe the Remote Robotic Oxidizer Transfer Test (RROxiTT) that took place in February, 2014 and the applications of satellite servicing technology. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and Kennedy Space Center in Florida joined teams and efforts to test new robotic refueling technologies that could help satellites live longer in […]

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  • First Year in Orbit for Landsat 8

    First Year in Orbit for Landsat 8

    Here is another satellite polluting the atmosphere around Earth. What good has the data collected in the past 12 months been? Has it helped to reduce the damage we cause to our planet on a daily basis? So far nothing useful has come out of all the data collected. Lets hope that in the near future we can actually utilize the information to improve our planet. On Feb. 11, 2013, Landsat 8 launched into Earth orbit, riding on an Atlas […]

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  • GOES-R

    GOES-R

    The Next Generation Of Weather Satellite is better, faster and more advanced than anything used so far.It will give warning of tornadoes,hurricanes and it will have an enhanced solar flare monitoring system. The new generation GOES-R satellites will carry significant improvements and technology innovation on board. GOES-R will be able to deliver a full globe scan in only 5 minutes, compared to the 25 minutes needed for the same task with the current GOES satellites. GOES-R’s lightning mapper instrument is […]

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  • Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

    Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

    On Oct. 18, 2013, the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) made history, transmitting data from lunar orbit to Earth at a record-breaking rateof 622 Megabits per second. That download rate is more than six times faster than any other system ever sent to the Moon. LLCD is being flown aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer satellite known as LADEE, currently orbiting the moon. LADEE is a 100-day robotic mission designed, built, tested and operated by a team from […]

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  • Laser Communication!

    Laser Communication!

    LLCD: Proving Laser Communication Possible A very short video showing the launch of Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE),and the laser message sent back to Earth. Is this the communication of the future? On October 18th, 2013 the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) made history, transmitting data from lunar orbit to Earth at a rate of 622 Mbps. LLCD, flying aboard NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), is the first NASA mission dedicated to proving high-rate, two-way […]

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  • GPS-How It Works

    GPS-How It Works

    The first generation of GPS was created by the AIR FORCE in 1973 to find solders and to figure out how to launch missiles from a moving platform. GPS as you and I know it was launched in 1989 with the first satellite GPS2.It was open to the public in the year 2000. The Global Positioning System, or GPS, is pretty amazing and chances are, it’s playing a much greater role in your life than you realize. Anthony explains how […]

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  • Is Space Weather Messing With Us?

    Is Space Weather Messing With Us?

    While searching for new videos to post on this website,I come across the space weather news. It has very informative videos,although I am not a fan of the presenter Trace. He has a clear way of telling a story, but his cheerfulness can get on your nerves after a few minutes. Still interesting to learn how space weather can mess with our communications systems. Space is a rough place. It’s freezing, there’s no air.. and the weather is terrible! Trace […]

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  • Tracking and Data Relay Satellites

    Tracking and Data Relay Satellites

    TDRS: Continuing The Fleet Space to ground communication is becoming essential in our daily lives.We are unaware of how many ways we use satellites to communicate, for instance we use our GPS all the time but do we even think about how it works and how it relays the information we require to navigate to a new destination? NASA is preparing to launch the first in a series of three third generation advanced Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, known as […]

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