Satellite Safari is your tour guide to the universe of satellites that humanity has launched into orbit around our home planet. And later this year, it will become your personal gateway to a real satellite in orbit that you can take pictures and send broadcasts from!
Satellite Safari is the official app of the SkyCube mission. The SkyCube satellite launched to the International Space Station on January 9th, 2014. It deployed from the ISS on Febrary 28th, 2014. And soon, you'll be able to request your own images of the Earth, and broadcast your own radio messages from orbit as "tweets from space", using this Satellite Safari app on your iPhone or iPad. For more information on the SkyCube project, go to www.skycube.org.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) writes: "My tests of the app were positive. No crashes, no surprises... A very cool app, which will only become more useful this fall when the SkyCube features ramp up." Here's the full review:
You can use Satellite Safari to learn more about the International Space Station and many hundreds of other satellites already in orbit. Satellite Safari will tell you where to find them in the sky, when they'll pass overhead, and where they are orbiting over Earth right now.
Satellite Safari can show you the spacecraft that will pass over your location at any given time. You can even get a "bird's eye view" from a satellite itself, and see the Earth from orbit exactly as the satellite sees it!
Satellite Safari updates its satellite orbit data from celestrak.com automatically every day. All satellites include facts and figures computed for your precise GPS location, and updated every second. Many satellites also include descriptions that give you the mission's history, purpose, and more.
Satellite Safari's simple user interface and super high accuracy make it an invaluable tool for exploring the spacecraft in orbit around our home planet. Please feel free to contact us at www.southernstars.com if you have further questions. We hope you enjoy using Satellite Safari!
Each topic is around 600 words and is complete with diagrams, equations and other forms of graphical representations along with simple text explaining the concept in detail.
This USP of this application is "ultra-portability". Students can access the content on-the-go from anywhere they like.
Basically, each topic is like a detailed flash card and will make the lives of students simpler and easier.
Some of topics Covered in this application are:
1. Satellite Communications Segments
2. Satellite Link Parameters
3. Satellite Orbits
4. Frequency Band Designations
5. Regulatory Process for Satellite Communications
6. Application of satellite
7. Earth station
8. Characteristics of Earth Station
9. Feed System
10. Tracking System
11. Merits and Demerits of the Satellite Communication
12. Low noise amplifier
13. High-Power Amplifier
14. The Composite Link
15. Passive Satellites& Active Satellites
16. Receive-Only Home TV Systems
17. Link System Performance
20. Percent of Time Performance Specifications
21. Master Antenna TV System
22. Transmit-Receive Earth Stations
23. Community Antenna TV System
24. Direct Broadcast Satellite Services
25. MPEG Compression Standards for Digital Television
26. The Home Receiver Outdoor Unit (ODU) of DBS Services
27. Home Receiver Indoor Unit
28. FDM Telephony
29. Frequency Modulation
30. Noise weighting
31. Pre-emphasis and De-emphasis
32. Signal-to-noise ratio for TV/FM
33. Signal-to-Noise Ratio
34. Single-Sideband Telephony
35. S/N and bandwidth for FDM/FM telephony
36. The Telephone Channel
37. Bandwidth Requirements
38. BASEBAND FORMATTING
39. BASEBAND SIGNALS
40. Bit Timing Recovery
41. Carrier Recovery Circuits
42. Digital Carrier Systems
43. Digital modulation
44. Elements of a Digital Communication System
46. Time-Division Multiplexing
47. Transmission rate and bandwidth for PSK modulation
48. Satellite Multiple Access
49. Frequency Division Multiple Access
50. Spade System
52. TDMA Capacity
53. Code Division Multiple Access
54. Satellite Switched TDMA
55. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
56. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
57. CDMA Processing Gain
58. CDMA Capacity
59. TDMA Frame Structure
60. Bandwidth-Limited and Power-Limited TWT Amplifier Operation
61. Carrier recovery
62. CDMA throughput
63. Comparison of uplink power requirements for FDMA and TDMA
64. Demand-Assigned FDMA
65. Demand-assigned TDMA
66. Digital TASI
67. Downlink analysis for digital transmission
68. Network synchronization
69. On-Board Signal Processing for FDMA/TDM
72. Preassigned FDMA
73. Preassigned TDMA
74. Speech predictive encoded communications (SPEC)
75. Unique word detection
76. Satellite Orbits
77. Orbital Parameters
78. Geostationary Orbit
79. Low Earth Orbit
80. Medium Earth Orbit
81. Highly Elliptical Orbit
82. Geometry of GSO Links
83. Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO)
84. Satellite Subsystems
85. Satellite Bus
86. Power Subsystem
87. Attitude Control of Satellite Sub-System
88. Orbital Control of satellite
89. Thermal Control in Satellite
90. Tracking, Telemetry, Command, and Monitoring in satellite
91. Satellite Payload
92. Frequency Translation Transponder
93. On-board Processing Transponder
94. Antenna Subsystem in Satellite Payload
95. Satellite Mobile Services
98. Global Positioning Satellite System (GPS)
100. Broadband Satellite System
103. Military Satellite System
104. U.S. Domsats
105. Transmission Fundamentals
106. Antenna Gain
107. Circular Parabolic Reflector Antenna
108. Antenna Beam width
109. Free-Space Path Loss
110. Basic Link Equation for Received Power
111. System Noise
All topics are not listed because of character limitations set by the Play Store.
Through this application you will come to better understand the benefits that the EU's Galileo and EGNOS programmes bring to your daily life, both private and professional.
La aplicación incluye información básica del satélite así como un acceso rápido a todas las fuentes de información oficiales del ministerio de comunicación. Para ver la información del satélite, simplemente dirigete a la imagen del Presidente Evo Morales, y ve la información del satélite.
Para poder disfrutar al máximo de la aplicación, Apunta al logo de Tupac Katari y disfruta de la representación del lanzamiento del Satélite Tupac Katari en Realidad Aumentada.
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- manipulate the Keplarian elements
- show orbit and ground track
- view ground from the satellite's point of view
- load example orbits as a starting point for your design
Currently planned features to be added:
- manipulate other orbit element types (i.e. Equinoctial)
- show ground visibility region
- add orbital maneuver and see the effect on the orbit
Tags: satellite, orbit, ISS, GEO, space, hubble
You will not find ads in our games, as we think ads only take away attention from what's going on inside the game and they do not provide much value to the player.
The game has a few levels. First two are free and the rest you can unlock by an in-app purchase.
* DISTANCE FROM SUN - Drag the planet above to the correct place between the planets below (according to the distance from Sun)
* TIMELINE OF SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION - Place the event in the correct chronological spot on the timeline of Solar system exploration
* FAMOUS ASTRONOMERS - Do you know who was first – Galileo or Copernicus?
* PLANETS SIZE - Place the planet according to its size – smallest on the left
* SEND SPACECRAFT TO THE PLANET - Pick the right planet the spacecraft was sent to
* PLANET’S NATURAL SATELLITES - Do you know which moon belogs to which planet?
Photos and pictures by NASA / JPL / GSFC / ESO
Sound effects by Freesfx.co.uk
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GNSS, such as US GPS or European Galileo or also GLONASS, are satellite navigation systems with global coverage. They are mainly composed of a space segment (several satellites often on a Walker constellation), a ground or control segment (ground stations spread over the globe surface) and a user segment.
SpaceSim-GPS depicts and simulates such systems in a 3D environnement. Different modes allow to have a real-time representation of the system, with:
- computation of the visibility for each satellite with respect to the user position. You can find out exactly which satellite is flying above your current position (provided a GPS is available and enabled on the device)!
- computation of the precision (DOP).
- computation of satellite attitude control (earth pointing and solar panel rotation to maximise illumination and power as it would be done in reality).
- update the constellation status with almanacs (the app downloads the latest almanac on user request).
- use the touchscreen to zoom in or travel around Earth, or the Moon! As you travel around, take a minute to observe the sky and identify some constellations...
- click a satellite to have its information.
- add your customised spacecraft constellation!
This application is for educational purposes and it is NOT intended for location.
If you find bugs, please report by email. Thanks!
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