Tag Archive: Satellite

CITO In Space

Geocachers have always been environmentally conscious … and now that belief has been transferred to the satellite realm’s nasty little (not-so) secret  – the enormous pile of space junk from leftover satellites and rockets. That’s right, DARPA – the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency at the Pentagon – is spending US$180 million to conduct the first CITO in space! When …

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RIP UARS Satellite

The 5867-kilogram UARS satellite plummitted to earth today somewhere over Canada: There were reports on Twitter of debris falling over Okotoks, a town south of Calgary in western Canada, most likely the remains of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, which had been in orbit for 20 years. Scientists were unable to pinpoint the …

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Great Geo-Stuff: Satellites

Great Geo-Stuff: A weekly ode to something geocaching related that we may take for granted but helps make geocaching awesome. Satellites – they have to be the most taken for granted aspect of geocaching. We spend lots of time comparing and reviewing GPSr‘s but we rarely give any thought to the one thing that really …

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GPS Satellite Constellation

While researching the previous post on geocaching leaderboards I stumbled across this excellent image on AirRaidFan’s profile page. It gives an excellent representation of what the GPS satellite constellation looks like and a great idea on why only a number of satellites are ‘visible’ at any one time. Find out more about how GPS works …

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