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Artificial satellites

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Data tape catalogs (2)
Launching (2)
Mars (Planet) (4)
Moon (1)
Orbits (7)
Research (4)
Study and teaching (2)
Sun (2)
Tracking (4)

Resources
GPS Basics

The Federal Aviation Administration maintains the graphically impressive Global Positioning System (GPS) Basics Web site. From the history of the global positioning system and how it works to governmental policy that controls its use, this site does a good job of explaining all facets of what GPS is about without being overly technical. Interested visitors can explore some of the other links that...

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/at...
Space Debris

This Topic in Depth begins with a Web site maintained by Dr. Richard B. Gomez of George Mason University called Space Debris (1). The site is offered as a slide presentation, which explains what space debris is, where it comes from, if it's dangerous, what is known about it, and what can be done about it. The very interesting site is perfect for non-experts because of its simple descriptions and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2003/0307
Geocaching

Geocaching is a game for users of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The idea is that people set up caches all over the world and GPS users enter waypoints into their systems in an attempt to locate the caches. The cache may be filled with rewards that are available to the player once he or she has found the cache. Rewards include books, CDs, maps, etc. After receiving a reward, the player must...

https://www.geocaching.com/play
The ATSR Project

By creating infrared images of the Earth with a spatial resolution of one kilometer, the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) instruments are beneficial for land, atmosphere, water, and Cryosphere scientific studies. After learning about the sensitivities and accuracies of the ATSR instruments, students and educators can view a presentation describing the usefulness of the collected data. The...

http://www.atsr.rl.ac.uk/index.shtml
Global Hydrology and Climate Center

This NASA website displays Interactive Global Geostationary Weather Satellite Images collected by GOES, GMS-5, and METEOSAT-7. Users can find captivating real-time images of visible, infrared, and water vapor for most areas of the world. Each image can be viewed as a single image or as an animation. Users not familiar with satellite images can find educational materials describing the unique...

https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/
ICE Sat: The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite

"ICESat (Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite) is the benchmark Earth Observing System mission for measuring ice sheet mass balance, cloud and aerosol heights, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics." Visitors can learn how the data being collected can assist in answering many climatic questions including the impacts ice sheets can have on sea level and the affects of polar...

https://icesat.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Orbitron 3.0

With all this talk about long-distance space explorations to Mars and points beyond, it would seem that people have forgotten that there are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth at any given minute. Fortunately for the curious public, Sebastian Stoff has created this fun little application that allows budding astrologers and others keep track of those many satellites that are circling around...

http://www.stoff.pl/index.php
University of Wisconsin - Madison - AERI: Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer

Housed at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the atmospheric emitted radiance interferometer (AERI) "measures downwelling infrared radiation from 3-25 "m at less than one wavenumber resolution every ten minutes." Users can learn about the instrument's many applications including atmospheric profiling and cloud data...

https://www.ssec.wisc.edu/aeri/
Small Satellites - Surrey Satellite Technology

The University of Surrey, U.K. offers this website, providing "up to date information, resources, references and links for space researchers and enthusiasts on the internet." The Small Satellites Home Page (SSHP) focuses on small satellites and "the capabilities and advantages that small satellites can bring to existing and new applications." Small satellites had been the exclusive domain of...

https://www.sstl.co.uk/
ESA: Observing the Earth (QuickTime, Windows Media Player, pdf, jpeg, Macromedia Flash Player, gif)

At this website, the European Space Agency (ESA) offers colorful images and straightforward descriptions of its Earth monitoring research which is intended to help to understand Earth, conserve the environment, mitigate natural disasters, and much more. Students and educators can learn how scientists observe Earth and how the data can be integrated in studying numerous world problems. Users can...

https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth
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