understanding-communication-satellites

Understanding Communication Satellites

February 9, 2014

Most of us take satellites for granted. Satellites are so far removed from our daily reality, they’re easy to forget about. Yet even from the unimaginable distance at which they orbit the earth, they allow us to use mobile phones, TV, radio and the internet. So who makes them? Who launches them? And what do […]

Space the Final Junkyard

Space the Final Junkyard

October 12, 2012

This infographic provides a timeline for the different shuttles, telescopes and satellites that have been sent up to space. It gives information for the total amount of space debris and the types of hazards that this space debris can pose. Finally it lists some of the most unusual things that have been sent up to […]

Big Brother: Satellites Orbiting the Earth

Big Brother: Satellites Orbiting the Earth

May 12, 2012

This infographic provides a diagram to show the number of orbiting functional satellites, orbiting dysfunctional satellites, and orbiting space debris. It also shows the number of satellites by country. Source