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How LightSail and a NASA study helped pave the way for Mars-bound CubeSats | The Planetary Society
Shortly before MarCO A and B reach Mars, Krajewski said they will snap pictures of the red planet. They won't look like the gorgeous images we see from full-size spacecraft, yet they will speak volumes: Interplanetary CubeSats have quite literally arrived.
satellite  cubesat  space 
19 days ago by yorksranter
Satellite images show 'runaway' expansion of coal power in China | World news | The Guardian
Some plants seem to have been built but not connected to the grid, which Coalswarm said appeared to be officials using a “sleight of hand” to avoid busting the government-imposed cap on coal.
satellite  osint  china  coal  climate 
26 days ago by yorksranter
How to Find China’s Internment Camps for Uighur Muslims - The Atlantic
Having read this I found the Yuli site on Planet Explorer in about ten minutes.
osint  imagery  satellite  xjp  xinjiang  china 
28 days ago by yorksranter
NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity - BBC News
But perhaps its most interesting role will be in maritime observation // you bet it will!
satellite  rorsat  space  sst 
28 days ago by yorksranter
Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US - BBC News
[The satellite's] behaviour on-orbit was inconsistent with anything seen before from on-orbit inspection or space situational awareness capabilities, including other Russian inspection satellite activities," Ms Poblete told the conference on disarmament in Switzerland
satellite  space  russia  killersat 
8 weeks ago by yorksranter
Dish to drop $10 billion on a nationwide 5G network, chairman says
Analyst Craig Moffett of MoffettNathanson wrote in a research note, “Ergen is a consummate poker player. So perhaps all of this is simply a way to ‘force’ the issue of a spectrum sale before he enters into even more tower leases.”
5g  dish  satellite  nb-iot  satellitecowboy  ovum  horseshit 
may 2018 by yorksranter
How powerful was North Korea’s last nuclear test? It moved a mountain - The Verge
These pictures, taken by the German TerraSAR-X satellite, are a kind of high-resolution imagery that uses radar data to create detailed maps of the Earth’s surface. By analyzing the location of the pixels, the study authors pinpointed where the explosion started because all the pixels, and terrain they represent, moved away from their original spot. “It’s a really powerful tool,” Burgmann says. They also figured out that the mountain bulged sideways by about 12 feet, and shrank vertically by roughly a foot and a half.
terrasar-x  satellite  imint  norks  nukes 
may 2018 by yorksranter
Theresa May fights to keep UK in EU satellite project
“What is being proposed [by Brussels] is outrageous,” said one senior UK official // it actually kind of is.
brexit  galileo  satellite  space 
march 2018 by yorksranter
A Monumental Success
The monuments are new. But they suggest an ongoing effort by the government to memorialize the event. Missile launches clearly mean a lot to the North Koreans.
norks  rockets  monument  satellite  osint 
march 2018 by yorksranter
Musk is talking about the OSI layer 1 and layer 2 of the satellite network, whic... | Hacker News
O3B is intended to replace high cost Ku and C-band transponder capacity for telecoms and ISPs that are in a place economically impossible to reach with PTP microwave or fiber. The smallest terrestrial o3b terminal is a pair of 1.8 meter motorized tracking antennas semi-permanently installed on concrete pads
satellite  musk  o3b  phasedarray  ovum 
march 2018 by yorksranter
T-Mobile picks apart satellite industry’s requests for mmWave bands | FierceWireless
T-Mobile also points out the great demands for terrestrial wireless services, something 5G Americas also mentioned in its comments to the commission.

“Demand for mobile broadband is clearly growing dramatically, whereas the same cannot be said for satellite services,” 5G Americas wrote. “The number of mobile subscribers in the United States dwarf satellite subscribers. There are approximately 325 Million terrestrial mobile users in U.S. alone, compared to less than 2 Million satellite customers globally.”
28ghz  spectrum  5g  satellite  fcc  t-mobile  ovum 
february 2017 by yorksranter
The Strategic Support Force: China’s Information Warfare Service - Jamestown
Looks like China is building the "Royal EW Force" from FM Carver's RAF-bashing joke. But it's not a joke. Also, it gets to own space.
china  c4istar  elint  satellite 
january 2017 by yorksranter
Untitled (http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/01/when-a-rocket-blows-up-space-insurers-pay-for-it.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)
Not only are the potential losses huge, but there are too few launches each year to do the same sort of actuarial math as in other types of insurance. A few bad launches in an unlucky year can cause the failure rate to bounce between 3 percent and 10 percent, and accidents tend to be total losses.

But the industry has other unique upsides that have attracted investors. A company knows right away whether its coverage is a loss or a gain. Space insurance is also uncorrelated with other types of insurance
finance  insurance  space  satellite  from twitter_favs
september 2016 by yorksranter
Untitled (http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3003/fs2013-3003.pdf)
The economic value of the
MRLI (in 2010 dollars) used for the north
eastern Iowa study region is estimated to be
$858 million ± $197 million per year, which
corresponds to a current value of $38.1 bil
lion ± $8.8 billion for that flow of benefits
into the foreseeable future. If such estimated
benefits from the use of satellite imagery
were to be expanded to the rest of the United
States, the economic value to the Nation
would be enormous
space  satellite  agriculture  cool  from twitter_favs
february 2016 by yorksranter
News from Global Milsatcom | U.S. Allies’ Access to MUOS Debated after North Pole Satcom Demo - SpaceNews.com
all this stuff about modular architecture and it turns out it only uses one satellite, run by the US, and that doesn't bloody work.
f35  aviation  telecoms  satellite  c4istar  procurement 
july 2015 by yorksranter
Satellite Internet: meet the hip new investment for Richard Branson, Elon Musk | Ars Technica
why not just buy a bunch of [Zain, Bharti Airtel, MTN, Safaricom, Kenya Data Networks, Telenor]? also, the ghosts of Willow Run are strong with this "$350k mass produced satellite" thing
eriklund  leanproduction  massproduction  gsm  stl  satellite  to_blog 
january 2015 by yorksranter
Information Dissemination: The Large-Deck Carrier: Doctrinal Roles and Campaign-Level Value
The "Slow Walker" application used DSP satellites to get alerts of Backfires using afterburners during takeoff. Naval Space Surveillance Command had the watch and direct report responsibility for Slow Walker I&W.

> I wonder if the Super Etendard did that? That would explain a number of interesting questions...
maritime  c4istar  satellite  falklands  backfire 
december 2014 by yorksranter
George Clooney, South Sudan and How the World's Newest Nation Imploded
“George Clooney must get more engaged now to help shape the future of this country.”
sudan  africa  politics  satellite  clooney  celebrity 
october 2014 by yorksranter
You’ll soon be able to buy military-grade, high-resolution satellite images – Quartz
"You’ll soon be able to buy military-grade, high-resolution satellite images.." I want to believe. …
satellite  from twitter_favs
august 2014 by yorksranter
Ukraine crisis: Fears rise of Russia-fuelled arms race - FT.com
Satellite images released by the US and Nato allies have been commissioned from private sector companies, so as not to give away details of high-resolution imaging and tracking capabilities.

(incidentally filling their archives with blog fodder!)
c4istar  satellite  russia  ukraine  armstrade 
july 2014 by yorksranter
Lagebeobachtung Ukraine 13. April : Augen geradeaus
Germans won't sell the Russians a synthetic aperture radar.
radar  satellite  russia  germany  ukraine  to_blog 
april 2014 by yorksranter
Wings Over Iraq: In which I accuse George Clooney of being a closet Network-Centric Warfare theorist
But what does he really mean? Ever since wikileaks I've had little confidence that he's not trying to manipulate me
satellite  istar  Sudan 
january 2011 by yorksranter
U.S. Satellites, Ammo Aided Saudis in Border War | Danger Room | Wired.com
Instead, he wrote, citing Saudi officials, Riyadh relied on French satellites to spot Houthi positions.
Saudi  France  satellite  intelligence  Al-Qa'ida  Yemen  wikileaks 
december 2010 by yorksranter
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