aSpIrM Launches 1 and 2 always had the next iteration in mind. We did a main mission and a test launch for the next bigger step. This put a lot of pressure on the main mission while at the same time distracting us from our main objective. For aSpIrM-3 scheduled for 14/15 August, we are… Read More aSpIrm-3 mission brief
Here’s the facts: We saw one of the most stunning Iridium flares ever. It was a bright –5.4 mag flare of Iridium 97, flaring very close to the moon.
And here’s the magic: … Read More The most beautiful Iridium flare ever
Starmam launches five Iridia satellites and a reviously undisclosed hosted payload. Now we know what she had been carrying on board: … Read More aSpirM-2 main mission: Starmam
Here’s the deal: In an as-if SpaceX Iridium Mission, weather has to be factored in: Our Falcon 9s cannot perform as-if … they were in California. And neither can their humans. Here’s how it all went down: … Read More California Dreaming
First things first: Any resemblance between the legendary Iridium satellites and OxidanSky’s Iridia satellites is purely coincidental. Our satellites are named after our Chief Satellite Operator, Iridia Enasteriou. It might strike you as odd that we name things after ourselves. But hey, we are awesome, so why not! And we are very proud of the… Read More Iridia satellites
One day we went for a walk around OxidanSky headquarters (yes, we walk, in herds with all of our nerds) and literally stumbled across a remarkable object. Being the awesome experts we are, we immediately knew that it was a satellite that had re-entered the night before. Even more so, we quickly categorized it as… Read More Satellite of love