look at the Database section by clicking on the top menu. The database includes: more than 900 operational satellites,  approximately 150 launchers,  all spaceport from where the satellites were launched,  nearly 400 key stakeholders in the sector.

Link of the week: Transparent World

July 17th, 2010

The story of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has demonstrated how the  lobbying ability of the energy  giants may endanger the environment. The Russian organization Transparent [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: earth observation system, Environment, gas, gis, oil, Russian Federation, WWF
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Link of the week: Basics of Space Flighy

July 11th, 2010

For those interested in a didactic treatise on space flight, the right site is Basics of Space Flight. The site is by JPL and constitutes a valuable teaching instrument, [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: educational websites, jpl, nasa
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Link of the week: Daniel Goldin’s lecture

July 2nd, 2010

In a very smart lecture former NASA administrator Daniel Goldin shares with the audience important aspects of his experience.

Goldin speaks about problem solving when dealing with revolutionary [...] Continue Reading…

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Link of the week: remote sensing e-book from India

June 25th, 2010

India is one of the most active Countries in satellite remote sensing. Currently operational satellites are: IRS-1C, IRS-ID, IRS-P3, OCEANSAT-1, Technology Experimental Satellite (TES), RESOURCESAT-1, CARTOSAT-1 and 2,  RISAT [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: India, isro, remote sensing applications
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Link of the week: Coastal Response Research Center

June 18th, 2010

If you are interested in a complete data set of observations of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Coastal Response Research Center is the right place.
The Center was [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: COSMO-SkyMed, envisat asar, gulf of mexico oil spill, national oceanic atmospheric administration noaa, radarsat, TerraSAR-X, university of new hampshire
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Moon or Mars: is that the question?

June 17th, 2010

A new space policy was recently formulated by President Obama. The presidential proposal is now before the Congress, in a hot debate. As in many similar situations, passions and [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: bolden, Constellation, exploration program, Mars, nasa, Obama, space policy, USA, VASIMR
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Link of the week: MIT OpenCourseWare

June 11th, 2010

With this post I will start a weekly review concerning links of relevant interest in the aerospace field. Feel free to suggest other websites to review.
The Massachusetts Institute of [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: courseware, MIT
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Soft power in the new millennium for space faring countries

May 28th, 2010

Soft power is the ability to obtain what one wants through co-option and attraction. It is in contradistinction to ‘hard power’, which is the use of coercion and payment. [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: charm offensive, Hillary Clinton, India, Obama, People's Republic of China, Politics, smart power
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A non-governmental space agency for the oil and gas industry

May 20th, 2010

With the aim of providing satellite communications services to his oil/gas activities, the Russian energy giant Gazprom established in 1992 the  subsidiary Gascom. Initially the goal was to provide [...] Continue Reading…

Tags: Constellation, earth observation system, elliptic orbits, energy giant, ka band, oil gas industry, pipelines, ria novosti, Russian Federation, space agencies
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How many GPS satellites?

May 14th, 2010

too many sats cats

Currently the scenario is as follows.

USA: 31 NAVSAT GPS satellites are operational  – to be modernized;

Russia: 21 GLONASS satellites are operational (+ 2 spares) – to be [...] Continue Reading…

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