Adventures in Satspotting
What happens when we turn our astronomical instruments back to planet Earth? With the launch of over 12 satellites, Europe’s version of GPS, Galileo, will be operational very soon but why are space scientists getting all excited about it? This month on Naked Astronomy, Graihagh Jackson is all about the satellites…
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Space is one tough cookie to crack but there's now 3,000 satellites up there, so how have we done it?
Europe's Galileo will soon be operational, providing us with much more accurate navigation but why do we need it?
Why, when the rest of us have been sat in an economic downturn, has the satellite industry been booming?
It's been over 50 years since this satellite launched and its long-since been decommisioned but what happens when a satellite 'dies?'
One day, satellites will help us explore the Moon and Mars...