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Sunday, July 12, 2009

RazakSAT set for launch Tuesday

RazakSAT, Malaysia’s second remote sensing satellite, will be launched Tuesday.

It was scheduled to be launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in April but was delayed due to vibration problem on the launch vehicle.

RazakSAT is a high-resolution Malaysian Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite that is scheduled to be launched on board a Falcon 1 (A launch vehicle Made by US) in July 2009. It will be put into a unique Near Equatorial Orbit that will present many imaging opportunities for the equatorial region.

What a remote sensing satellite can do?
Think of Google Earth... how did they capture all the high resolution images from the sky... the simple answer could be; those images was capture from satellite.
But not every satellite could do that. Some are designed for only communication purposes. But with RSS, they can sense almost everything. Land Terrain, weather forecasting, to collect data on dangerous or inaccessible areas and etc. More information about remote sensing click here.

Source: TheStar

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Sound of Planet

This is really strange. The fact that they (Space scientist) could capture waves at low radio frequency and convert it to sound waves to make the pattern audible. So this is what we can hear from Jupiter.

Try to hear the sound from the other planet as well:
Vega Pulsar
Our Space

They sound so scary!