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Maker Space

Can You Get Satellite Data With An Umbrella?

This video is from saveitforparts. .Here it is, the challenge nobody asked for! Can I get L-band satellite data using an umbrella covered in foil tape? It turns out, yes I can! I was able to download images and weather data from GOES-East, NOAA satellites, and Russian METEOR satellites. I also got a little bit […]

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Interesting Space

How To Get Live Satellite Images Directly From Space

This video is from saveitforparts. By popular request, here’s my attempt at a “simple” how-to starter guide for weather satellite decoding. This was surprisingly difficult to put together, taking me several days and multiple attempts to get it right. It also ended up being over 20 minutes long! According to my recent polls, you the […]

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Space

How We Lost & Found Voyager 2!

Marion Kerr discusses how we briefly lost and re-established contact with Voyager 2, the incredible space probe that’s been traveling…for 46 years!

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Space

Aeolus Crashes Back to Earth!

Marion Kerr  discusses the “assisted crash” of the Aeolus satellite back to Earth and why this crash was never designed to happen.

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Hardware Maker Security

Custom Cyberdeck For (Legal) Satellite Hacking

This video is from saveitforparts. After doing a number of satellite and radio astronomy experiments, I finally got tired of my old briefcase full of tangled radio gear. I dug through my collection of broken computers, old wires, spare parts, and other junk, and assembled an all-in-one space cyberdeck!

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Space

Transporter-5 Mission Live Stream

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, May 25 for a Falcon 9 launch of Transporter-5 to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 57-minute launch window opens at 2:35 p.m. ET, or 18:35 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously launched Crew-1, Crew-2, SXM-8, CRS-23, IXPE, one […]

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Interesting

How New Satellites Could Change the Internet

Wall Street Journal explores the future of satellite internet. The most reliable streaming providers have typically used cable to deliver content. But that’s all changing with the launch of new and better satellites that could one day give us 5G, low latency data. The Wall Street Journal speaks with the chief of the International Bureau […]

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