Take a look at the youtube HD video
introduction to "Aereospace database"
(italian audio, english subtitles)
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The database includes more than 900 operational satellites, the approximately 150 launchers, all the spaceport, with whom and from where the satellites has been launched, in addition to nearly 400 key stakeholders in the sector (agencies, prime contractors, major users).


The data are updated to October 2009. In the near future a real-time update is expected. The database aims to provide information that will help to acquire a systemic view of the sector. In particular, this is accomplished by dynamic charts, graphs and tables capable of producing on-the-fly any sort of aggregations or breakdowns. The first two significant graphical tools examples relate to the Countries and to the spaceports.

In the "Countries graph" (where you can select bar, pie or cake) "zooming in" allows to get detailed information about each Country. So, for example, selecting geostationary orbit satellites in the menu, then clicking on the graphs specific bar or slice, you will get a table showing all the satellites in geostationary orbit, related to that Country (i.e. Country's agencies or contractors). Then, clicking  on this table the ID of a specific satellite, you can get another table that, in turn, will connect to several external sites providing information on that very satellite. However, it is easier to directly experience this matter, giving a try at http://aerospazio.info/as/graphs31/country_f1/index.php. A warning: in order to view the graph you must have installed the latest version (10) of Adobe Flash Player, freely downloadable at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/.

The spaceports map, at http://aerospazio.info/as/gmap/index.php, is based on an embedded gmap. In addition to providing at a glance the position of each spaceport (also "zooming in" to see the details of launch facilities), the map provides useful links including their responsible agencies.

No user manuals are currently provided. They are foreseen in future developements, which will include some clips to show how to use the database. For those who love browsing, the navigation should be fairly simple. The database is already quite robust and in a nearly definitive configuration; the data have been subjected to many checks. It can also be a starting point for additional informations and data. Satellites technical specifications (mass, power, orbital parameters) are already present, but since the database is a relational one, it will not be difficult to insert other factors. Consider, for example, the inclusion of more detailed specification for satellites telecommunications payload or the costs of the satellites or their subsystems ... ...

Enjoy your navigation!

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