silverfox
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A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sat May 17, 2003 7:51 am

Just been giving this site, it is certainly worth a look

http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/satellite.html

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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sat May 17, 2003 1:24 pm

thanks. very helpful.
 
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sat May 17, 2003 1:37 pm

Very cool.

However, I suggested that this be moved to the non av forum.  Big grin

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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sat May 17, 2003 5:29 pm

That's pretty nice Big thumbs up

I've seen others like it, but not as good as this.

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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sat May 17, 2003 5:34 pm

cool stuff. Man there sure are a lot of satellites up there  Smile
 
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sat May 17, 2003 7:11 pm

There are certainly a lot of Iridium satellites up there,

Want Australia think Optus, but its a bit dark there now.

Anyone know the satellite names that cover the US.

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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sun May 18, 2003 11:04 am

This is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing, it's going in my favorites  Smile
 
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sun May 18, 2003 11:00 pm

Am I missing something here? Since when do communications satellites have cameras? Where are the clouds? What's the story with this site?
 
silverfox
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sun May 18, 2003 11:27 pm

Beats me.

But then again i just looks at the pictures.
If it is a wind up, then fine, its one of the better ones. otherwise,i'm not wasting drinking time on it.
 
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Sun May 18, 2003 11:28 pm

thats a great site....however, if only I could know what site will give me a view of what!  Big grin

really cool though...definatley on the favorites!

Thanks Silverfox

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silverfox
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Mon May 19, 2003 5:23 am

Delta

just pick some and go for it, but there is a link that gives you cities you can look at
 
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Mon May 19, 2003 5:32 am

It's not actually pictures from each satellite, surely?

As I understand it, they take a model of what the earth looks like in day/night (gained from a collage of photos, certainly not from most satellites), and then rotate it to get the perspective from a particular position; that of your chosen satellite. You could make up your own satellite and get the same result, just by specifying the orbital elements.

No weather, not really up-to-date, no "real" pictures from your favourite satellite. It still looks cute though  Smile
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bobrayner
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Mon May 19, 2003 7:17 am

Oops... "no weather" is wrong.

There's also an option that effectively stitches together current weathersat images, and shows them from the perspective of your chosen satellite.

If you actually want weather satellite information, I'm sure there are better dedicated sites; this one is purely eyecandy, although that's no bad thing.
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RE: A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites

Mon May 19, 2003 8:16 am

Yes, it just shows you the view of the earth from the current position of the satellite.

Btw. ENVISAT is the satellite that my dad worked as an Aerospace engineer on  Smile

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