Track these neato Satellites by visiting the following site: http://www.n2yo.com/database/?name=UniBRIT#results There, you can search by Satellite name. Please note the Satellite names may not be exactly the same between the two sites which this information was obtained. You may need to delete a few digits from the end, etc. in order to retrieve search results from […]Read more "Handy little list of babysitter’s dead syndrome Satellites"
August 11th & 12th will present us with the opportunity to view a stunning light show brought to you by the Swift-Tuttle Comet. The Earth passes through the debris field of this comet annually. The rate at which the gazers can expect to view this shower will be about 200 comets/hour, according to NASA, which […]Read more "Enjoy the Summertime Perseid Meteor Shower"
SpaceX launched an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket just after midnight this morning, July 18, and a stunning timelapse photo reveals just how extraordinary the event was. Following its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, SpaceX successfully brought its first-stage booster back to earth and landed it upright. It’s the second time Elon Musk’s company has managed… via […]Read more "A SpaceX rocket launches and returns to earth in a single, stunning timelapse — Quartz"
It’s June 27th, which could mean we are paying tribute to China’s latest Satellite launch, yeah, let’s go with that. In an effort to break from the “International” space station, China launched their “scaled-down version of a reentry module of a multi-function spacecraft” June 25th, 2016. This rocket can carry up to 13 and 1/2 […]Read more "About face, forward (Chang) ZHENG!-7"
Below us, check!…wait!! Yes, we are departing from the usual “what’s above us” theme for a look into what’s down low. Even Alex Trebek knows this fun fact: WHOI (hoo-ee), a private, non profit research and higher education facility, named for it’s location in Woods Hole, Massachussetts developed a research vehicle to explore the Challenger […]Read more "WHOI s…LOSt at sea?"
The Copernicus Programme includes the launching of 6 satellites called Sentinels by the ESA, the third of which, launched yesterday. According to the ESA: “These missions carry a range of technologies, such as radar and multi-spectral imaging instruments for land, ocean and atmospheric monitoring.”Read more "The Copernicus Programme"