Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Space1 Earth Observation Center

Space1 Earth Observation Center will keep tabs on the Earth as well as related space parameters,
rocket performance and atmosphere dynamics
Space1 has an international presence in Taiwan where the EOC will undergo testing
Space1 is continuing development of the EOC Earth Observation Center. This is a self contained module capable of wide scale imagery of the Earth throughout the mission, from launch to apogee, and all through recovery. Tests of a larger working unit have already provided stunning results.

Main Functions
Aside from providing important mission launch and recovery data for analysis, it also can be used for the construction of Mercator projection maps, soil analysis, structure study, and analyze the design of space ports. The EOC can be instrumental in achieving Mercator projection mapping of the Earth's surface at an oblique angle or nearly perpendicular to the ground. It can study clouds as it nears and/or passes through their dynamics. The EOC can observe the rocket itself during the mission and look for anomalies, or rate and measure performance. It can also do infrared and ultraviolet soil and farm crops spectrum analysis and survey the launching space port property. The EOC determines the flight path of the rocket and its point of landing. Telemetry can transmit the data from the EOS thus facilitating tracking and recovery.

Additional Functions
The EOC can also record and deduce rocket performance from imagery analysis, thus improving flight dynamics for future missions. It can check rocket yaw, pitch and roll, and determine the relative alignment of external rocket fins. It can determine balance anomalies and stability of the rocket and its return performance and parachute functioning, mounting and stability. EOC can do fundamental rocket performance timing, determining the time of launch, apogee and recovery. This EOC data can also determine rocket velocity and the point of ejection. Sensing vibration, the EOC can better determine measure points, and help assist in making the astronauts ride smoother. The EOC might also record changes in climate and surface features over time with multiple launches, and serve as a monitor to land, farm, ranch and city conditions and changes.

The next step is to miniaturize the module by using the smallest sensors available at good performance.  Miniature parts, components, and structures for the EOC already exist and are awaiting electronics assembly work.

The EOC in Taiwan
The EOC will undergo testing in Taiwan. Taiwan is located as an island in East Asia and is comprised of the main body and numerous surrounding islands.

The island of Taiwan lies some 110 miles off the southeastern coast of mainland China, which lies across the Taiwan Strait, and has an area of 13,855 square miles.

The East China Sea lies to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Bashi Channel of the Luzon Strait directly to the south, and the South China Sea to the southwest. All are arms of the Pacific Ocean.

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