Saturday, 9 April 2016

What Earth's Air Traffic Looks Like From Space

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The European Space Agency's GomX-3 CubeSat is a little modular satellite that's equipped with a distinctive helical antenna. It uses that to detect the million of signals emitted by aircraft - many of which contain data about speed, position and altitude.

This map shows position data of aircraft that GomX-3 has spotted while it's been orbiting the planet.

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