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What are the general properties and specs for JWST's onboard data and image processing capabilities?

Answers and comments on What is the data storage capabilities onboard the James Webb Telescope? which reference the James Webb Space Telescope User Documentation item JWST Solid State Recorder mention ...
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Exporting the data about angles from STK

I recently started learning how to use STK, I was wondering how I would export data for the angles of the solar panels into something like a spreadsheet. I can easily do this with values like ...
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How to read .eph (GPS Ephemeris binary data) sent by the receiver

My GPS receiver can share ephemeris info as binary data. The queried data is having .eph format. I tried to open it in Notepad but seems unreadable (gibberish). Is there any specific software to open ...
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Original Mariner 4 data values

Scott Manley recently did a video where he shows how the first image of Mars from up close was done with pastels while the impatient engineers waited for the image processing department to finish ...
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Dataset of Rocket Launch Data

I needed actual data of any space rocket for a project that I am doing. Information regarding Altitude or trajectory Thrust Sp. Impulse etc was needed at each step of time. It would be great of the ...
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Where to find the data to graph JWST temperature since launch?

is there a resource online which shows the evolution of the JWST temperatures through time? I am referring to these shown in the https://jwst.nasa.gov/content/webbLaunch/whereIsWebb.html website: Or, ...
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When will the jwst python library have live data for the general public to work with in its data pipelines?

The Space Science Telescope Institute has put out a python library called JWST for science observations from James Webb Space Telescope. When will the general public be able to look at "live"...
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Speed and Temperature Data History for JWST? [duplicate]

Is there a source for data on velocity and various temperatures of JWST? I would like to see a graph of the data.
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Are Solid State Hard Drives in space made from radiation-hardened FLASH memory, or do they just use older technology with higher voltage and charge?

Answers to Why is the James Webb Space Telescope's data storage space so small? have got me thinking. Solid State Hard Drives (SSDs) are usually made from FLASH memory though alternatives like ...
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Just how raw is the rawest signal data that the Deep Space Network routinely records for safety reasons?

When we watch videos of some Spacecraft landing there's a big screen with real-time plots of the data coming from the Deep Space Network's antennas. Presumably the information is recorded in fairly ...
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What is being shown on August 27th from the NOAA ACE satellite?

I found the following data pertaining to Earth's magnetic field for the previous 7 days. You can access this data from the NOAA ACE satellite page which shows real-time data from the satellite. Being ...
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Why is the James Webb Space Telescope's data storage space so small?

In a previous question, I learned that the JWST's solid state recorder (SSR) can hold at least 58.8 Gbytes of recorded science data. Which each day requires two, 4 hour downlinks with earth to empty ...
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Have traditional spinning hard drives ever been used in space outside of pressurized crewed areas? Ever beyond LEO?

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array or ALMA is a radio telescope complex where signals from dozens of distributed dishes are routed to a single computer which performs interferometry and image ...
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Is the Falcon 9 launch/landing telemetry data available for visualisation purposes?

If like to visualize the launch and landing, maybe tied into the audio.
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Why does NORAD make TLE data public?

If I understand correctly, NORAD tracks thousands of satellites as well as pieces of space debris and publishes TLE files representing their orbital position and motion that are updated regularly. It ...
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How can the download speed increase from space probes?

It always seems to be a genuine question that is How can we download data from far away probes in instant. When New Horizons reached Ultima Thule, it took us quite a few months to have a great picture ...
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How can the download speed increase from space probes? [duplicate]

It always seems to be a genuine question that is How can we download data from far away probes in instant. When New Horizons reached Ultima Thule, it took us quite a few months to have a great picture ...
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What are InSight's barometric and seismic digitization rates and frequency responses when it "listens to the wind"?

News of the "sound of the wind" on Mars is all over the internet today. If you read the fine print, it's really better described as rapid cadence barometric pressure measurements then sped up by a ...
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LORRI raw images in uncompressed format

I have been solving inverse problems (upsampling) for more than 20 years to improve the resolution of bitmaps image (http://www.resampling.narod.ru). I would like to try my algorithm to improve the ...
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Where to find raw images of Ultima Thule?

I've found the raw LORRI images taken by New Horizons at Ultima Thule but haven't been able to find raw MVIC images (or data from the other instruments). Does anyone know if these are currently ...
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Power and frequency units used in Deep Space Network XML data?

NASA's Deep Space Network activity can be viewed conveniently at https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html but if you would like data in a more raw XML form, it can be accessed as described in this answer ...
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Mapping the moon: how to use the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) image data?

what's the meaning of Scaled pixel width and scaled pixel height of LROC EDR image obtained by LROC image search tool?
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What is the preferred technology for bulk data storage on a modern space probe?

I was surprised to find that the Voyager spacecraft use tape to store data pending transmission to Earth. Amazing that they have enjoyed such a long operating life, given that they are mechanical ...
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Satellite Ephemeris File Formats

I'm looking for information on commonly used geocentric artificial satellite ephemeris file formats. I'm working on extending an analysis tool for earth orbiting satellites to add the ability to read ...
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Ascending node with zero inclination

Long time ago, I was wondering which orbital element should I use to differentiate between the blue and red orientation of an otherwise same elliptical orbit on this image (all the three orbits are in ...
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"UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error" - what precisely was the "error"?

From the BBC: A British schoolboy has discovered that a piece of Nasa's top space research is flawed. Miles Soloman, a student at Tapton School in Sheffield, was taking part in a project run by the ...
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Data from space missions

Is in general possible to download data from space missions? I mean "raw" data from sensors instead of the few artistic pictures released to public. Or do scientists keep those files in their secret ...
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Data for Moons in the Solar System with Masses

I'm looking for a simple machine-readable table with basic parameters for all the known moons of the planets in the solar system. Stumbling around the internet, I can find plenty of sources like this ...
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Utilization of data from satellites mantained by India

What are the prerequisites to utilize the data from 'astrosat' or 'mangalyaan'. My aim is to check how useful the data generated by an Indian scopes are? I could not make any sense in the catalogs.
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Refurbish NewHorizonsBots images

In Twitter the @NewHorizonsBot always announces whenever #NewHorizons releases a new image. For example: #NewHorizons released a new image! ⌚ 14 May 2015, 02:02:44 UTC. 📍 73.1M km from #...
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Are we using software to analyze our telescope data? [closed]

It seems like to me all our analysis of stars and planets could be automated. A computer looks through the data for anomalies and then performs additional observations for that area and then outputs a ...
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What's the public availability of data gathered by NASA probes?

The probes sent by NASA generate a lot of data for scientists to study, but how available is it to non-NASA affiliated scientists? For instance, would I (a layperson) be able to get the raw data ...
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What private companies have launched a satellite to gather satellite imagery? [closed]

Are there private banks or companies that have paid for access to up-to-date satellite imagery, whether through financing the satellite or purchasing the raw data? Out side of pure research, what ...
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Are there any (free) online data archives for data from instruments on Soviet / Russian missions?

There are actually plenty of ftp-servers etc. in the U.S. and Europe, which host raw and pre-processed data of various instruments from old space exploration missions. Usually it is for free, although ...