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The Altimetry Atlas

This site makes available mean sea surface and gravity anomaly maps of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, computed from satellite altimeter data gathered by satellite.

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Third from the Sun: Geographical features as seen from space

The use of satellites to give information about our planet. The history of gathering information and how satellites have increased our ability to do this.

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How Satellites Work

A brief description of how Satellites work. Part of Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com.

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How Digital Radio Works

Satellite radio is poised to change the way we listen to music. Find out how digital radio gets from Earth to satellite to you!. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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COBE Satellite

NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer satellite was launched to explore the cosmic microwave background radiation. It has discovered fluctuations in that radiation which are important to big bang ...

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Satellites and Space Probes

Answers to questions commonly asked about satellites and space probes.

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Heavens Above

Positions of satellites, views of the night sky, customized to location/time zone etc.

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Video: Peeling Back the Ice of Antarctica

The underlying rock of the Antarctic that is scanned by satellites is revealed.

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How does GPS work?

More information on how GPS satellites calculate your location, from using accurate atomic clocks to ensuring enough coverage.

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The Sun is About to Turn Upside Down (Sort Of)

The reversal of the Sun's magnetic field happens every 11 years, posing dangers to satellites and astronauts.

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