GIS… .but in Space!

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The good folks over at MIT are coming up with clever things again. They have developed what is essentially a route analysis to figure out the most effective paths/lanes for transporting goods and supplies between the Earth, the International Space Station, the Moon, and Mars. They have taken in account the average amount of supplies […]

Can’t Wait for Google Universe? Try!

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in general, space (not spatial), WebMapping is a fascinating site that displays thousands and thousands of astronomical data in a Google Map-esque interface. The data is based upon the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which seeks to catalog around a million galaxies and quasars. The Wikisky application is almost overwhelming with data and information. It’s worth a bit of time […]

U.S. National Research Council releases report on remote sensing

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The National Research Council has released its report on the state of US Earth Observation satellite operations, which discusses the 29 current missions, including Landsat, and offers recommendations for continuing US earth monitoring capabilities into the next decade at least. I have only read the executive summary so far, but it paints a disturbing picture: […]

Indian Space Research Organisation will launch 4 satellites tomorrow

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Yes, I am posting about a non-CES or Macworld event, the planned launch of the ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-7). The vehicle will be carrying 4 satellites, including CARTOSAT-2, the latest IRS sensor, and satellites for Indonesia and Argentina. ISRO’s previous mission, the launch of another vehicle, GSLV-F02 ended in failure back in […]

Google wants to show us the universe

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It seems that Google Maps and Google Earth just aren’t enough for Google – they want to show us the universe! So, to accomplish that lofty goal, Google has joined the 19 organizations partnering to build a huge sky-scanning telescope, called the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The project is already underway, with universities, national laboratories, […]