2017 Apr 30
Sunday, Day 120
Providing Space Information Since 1999
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.
What's In Orbit?
See Zarya's launch lists for selected years. They show satellite descriptions, launch records, detailed orbits and histories of orbital manoeuvres. Information is derived from data provided by SpaceTrack and from independent tracking undertaken by amateur satellite observers.
The lists are no longer updated and new entries ceased to be added due to the effort required when compared with near-zero interest from the public. The zarya list of forthcoming launches was discontinued for the same reason.
2016 - A Notable Anniversary
In the 1960s, a small group of teachers and schoolboys were using basic radio equipment to eavesdrop on Soviet/Russian satellites. They came to prominence in 1966 when they deduced that the Soviet Union had made its first space launch from a new cosmodrome. 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the event that catapulted the group into the international limelight.
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