Citizen astronomers and engineers get control of an old satellite from 1978

Success! We Are Now In Command of the ISEE-3 Spacecraft Thanks to the many WUWT readers that contributed to make this a success! These guys didn’t disappoint. They pulled it off against the odds. Congratulations to them. There’s a great backstory coming related to the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” that I’ll share…

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The International Sun-Earth Explorer (ISEE-3) Reboot Project, Bringing an Old Bird Back to the Earth, and Back to Life

Citizen backed space science attempts to do the near impossible Guest essay by Dennis Wingo Life isn’t fair. So many times in my life I start to do something and end up going in a completely different direction. I do a lot of advanced technology spacecraft and systems design for lunar, mars, and asteroid exploration.…

Drought tracking by satellite

From the University of Cincinnati: UC Geographers Develop a System to Track the Dynamics of Drought Detecting drought before it causes more catastrophe: the news could go down like a cool drink of water for regions feeling the heat. UC ingot University of Cincinnati researchers are at work tracking drought patterns across the United States.…

Stunning new first images available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite

Remote sensing of weather just got a lot more detailed and interesting NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched into space Feb. 27. The images show precipitation falling inside a March 10 cyclone over…