Note for Solarwatchers: SOHO EIT is in “the keyhole”

Note for Solarwatchers: SOHO EIT is in “the keyhole”

We recieve lots of questions from our readers considering SOHO EIT data. SOHO’s near-real time images from EIT instruments stop uploading in January 6, however there is nothing wrong with SOHO instruments  because EIT is in a telemetry keyhole. The lack of fresh

Phobos-Grunt probe reentry scheduled for January 15

Phobos-Grunt probe reentry scheduled for January 15

The spokesman of Russia’s military space forces told Russian news agencies today that stranded Phobos-Grunt could fall to Earth on Jan. 15. About 30 fragments weighing up to 200 kilograms (440 pounds) are expected to fall to Earth. The $165-million Phobos-Grunt

Phobos-Grunt re-entry animation

Phobos-Grunt re-entry animation

Phobos-Grunt re-entry is projected to enters Earth atmosphere in early January 2012. Most of the spacecraft and leftover onboard fuel will burn up in the atmosphere, although some pieces may survive reentry, including the Planetary Society’s LIFE experiment. The

Phobos-Grunt reentry scheduled for January 14

Phobos-Grunt reentry scheduled for January 14

Russia’s Phobos-Grunt spacecraft will fall “unofficially” on January 14th, somewhere between 30.7 degrees north and 62.3 degrees east, placing debris near the city of Mirabad, in southwestern Afghanistan. RiaNovosti said this prediction is according to the United

GOES-15 replaces GOES-11 as the operational GOES-West satellite

GOES-15 replaces GOES-11 as the operational GOES-West satellite

For all our readers that use satellite images CIMSS Satellite blog announced today that at 15:46 UTC on 06 December 2011, GOES-15 replaced GOES-11 as the operational GOES-West satellite. GOES-11 (launched in 2000, and operational since 2006) was one of the older

No hope for Phobos-Grunt spacecraft – Reentry in mid-January

No hope for Phobos-Grunt spacecraft – Reentry in mid-January

The European Space Agency announced on Dec. 2 that it will stop trying to contact the stranded Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, which has been stuck in the wrong orbit for almost a month now. So it looks like it will fall to Earth. Russia’s Phobos-Grunt probe launched

Still no contact with Phobos-Grunt probe – Are we facing another reentry?!

Still no contact with Phobos-Grunt probe – Are we facing another reentry?!

Last week, ESA’s ground station in Perth, Australia added a feedhorn antenna to existing one and succeeded in communicating with Phobos-Grunt on two successive days. But all attempts to renew the contact failed since then. Yesterday station in Perth gave another try

No response from Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft

No response from Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft

The European Space Agency will once again attempt to call the Russian Phobos-Grunt spacecraft tonight (Nov. 29), after officials received no response yesterday. The probe has been stranded in the wrong orbit since it was launched on November 8.A ground station in