2015 Nov 26
Thursday, Day 330
History, radio tracking
Providing Space Information 1999-2014
zarya.info is a hobbyist website managed from the South Tyneside area of the UK. Here you will find things that interest me..... current space events, the Soviet/Russian space programme, satellite tracking. You will also find frequency lists. They are spin-offs from my satellite tracking activities with which they go hand-in-hand. For some more about the site and its roots, look here.
What's Going Up?
The summary of upcoming events is more than a list of upcoming launches - see what's going on overhead, and follow the links to background information and webcasts of launches and landings.
This section is dormant. It is based on a Google Calendar but, in 2014, Google changed the way of extracting information for use elsewhere. It has proved too complex to use here.
If you are an expert in the Google API v3 and can help, please contact zarya.info via the 'mail' icon towards the upper right of the page.
What's In Orbit?
See Zarya's launch lists for satellite descriptions, launch records, detailed orbits and histories of orbital manoeuvres.
Entries appear within hours of launches happening and orbit details are updated with similar timeliness. Information is derived fron data provided by SpaceTrack and from independent tracking undertaken by amateur satellite observers.
There are also detailed lists of satellites in Geosynchronous and Sun Synchronous orbits.
What's Coming Down?
Re-entries can produce spectacular fireballs. Larger objects coming back into the Earth's atmosphere do not always burn up completely so there is a possibility of fragment hitting the ground.
Tables show recent re-entries as well as predictions of forthcoming events. Information comes from SpaceTrack and is updated as new data comes in.
zarya.info has both a Twitter feed and a Facebook page. They run in parallel and carry similar up to date notes on what's happening and timely reminders of events such as launches and dockings.
It is not necessary to subscribe to both.
Talks and Lectures
If some of the material on the zarya.info website interests you enough, and you represent a local astronomy society, club or any other group in the UK, or even in Europe if a low-cost flight is available, then a talk or lecture can probably be arranged.
Use the 'mail' icon towards the upper right of the page if you are interested.
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