Satellite Navigation—How Does It work?

Picture above by Daniel Chapman: The STARS real-time star tracking software operates on an image from EBEX 2012, a high altitude balloon-borne cosmology experiment launched from Antarctica on 2012-12-29.

Stargazers, if you are interested in finding satellites, a new exciting thing to do instead of finding a star or a planet, then check my post about Observing Satellites.

TODO: write article! 🙂 “Space Gyroscopes,” importance of keeping correct time including the time “dilatation” because satellites go faster than our clocks on Earth.

How the attitude and orbit control subsystem is implemented on artificial satellites. (Copyright ⓒ 2011 — AOCS Milan team)

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