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What kind of Visual Sensors are employed aboard Rockets?

Cameras are the most common form of visual sensors and I usually see one strapped on the side of the stages as well as inside the separation module to show the separation of the rocket stages. What ...
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Relation between GOCE gravity model and Earth shape

There are a couple of viral videos claiming that "NASA shows that Earth is shaped like potato". The source of such videos is 3D visualization of data collected by GOCE satellite (full animation, video ...
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Why does Earth not appear to be at the focus of TESS' elliptical orbit in this video?

An excellent review of all of the considerations and work that has gone into designing TESS' orbit can be read in the ArXiv preprint A High Earth, Lunar Resonant Orbit for Lower Cost Space Science ...
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Why would Mars' sky appear blue at dawn and dusk, but red during the middle of the day (reverse of Earth)?

After reading the really interesting question and discussion Terrestrial Exoplanet Skies – I've Built a Visual Sky Chart. Is it Accurate? I was reminded that in this video at ...
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What is the extra moving and disappearing line in the animation in the BulgariaSat-1 webcast?

In the SpaceX BulgariaSat-1 Launch Webcast there is a 3D animation of the orbits/trajectories of the first and second stage showing most of the Earth. There is a blue line that starts out over Florida,...
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Trying to understand the two “holes” in this alt/az plot of the ISS

I'm plotting the position of satellites in the sky using Skyfield. If I project the .altaz() data on to a rectangle (in a similar fashion to the way ground track ...
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Why doesn't a full/gibbous moon high in the sky ever seem to look orange? Shouldn't it? [closed]

The question Why does the Moon appear gray when passing between the Sun and the Earth? shows the famous "Moon photobombs Earth" image of the moon in front of the Earth taken from the EPIC camera on ...
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3D modelling of satellites around the earth

I want to find and see "GPS satellites in view" for different orbits missions. For example I want to see the observable GPS satellites for a specific satellite in GEO, for this purpose I need a ...
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How can I visualize orbits given Earth-centered, inertial (ECI) coordinates?

I'm using the SGP4 algorithm which outputs Earth-centered, inertial (ECI) satellite coordinates. I found some software to visualize orbits, but they all request input as Keplerian elements. How can ...
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Is GMAT still available? Where? How? (NASA's General Mission Analysis Tool)

In this comment below the question Visualization of non-Keplerian orbits for solar sails, NASA's open source General Mission Analysis Tool is suggested. Sounds great! My google search found this blog ...