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Satellite trackers controlled by amateurs are surveying matters nearby earth

It is believed that near the planet, a group of non-qualified professions is keeping an eye on the presence of satellites through the usage of rocket stages and spacecraft. This has raised concerns over what tools this young talent is using to remove classified information from space and, to some extent exposing what other countries have no idea of.

The amateurs were reached out to by Space.com, and these were their thoughts

  1. Hidden orbits

It is believed that around the 1990s, satellite sleuths commenced to utilize minor telescopes to locate and track matters moving around the earth miles beyond the equator, and the satellites were going on the same speed as the earth’s rotation. Since 2010 the efforts made by the young talent have born fruits through leading to a proof of identity of enormous matter recognized to have been launched into a classified geosynchronous orbit from 1968

From the year 2006, the young talent commenced on tracing satellites in unknown orbits by calculating and examining the Doppler shifts of signals coming from the radios or change of frequencies on the radio.

  1. Lack of formal organization

The Canadian-based young talent Ted Molczan quoted that there was a lack of organization satellite watchers, there was no one to lead and no roles and duties given to them. He went further and said that they engage in activities such as conducting observations and examining the representations generated from there study to keep posting the positions of space matters, and trying to come up with tactics to trace recently launched satellites.

The group of young talent would ultimately decide on what activity to venture in based on their liking.

  1. Watching the moon up to date

Sputnik 2 the first satellite was spotted by Mike Waterman from the United Kingdom, Mike remembers that their groups which are three in number all based in different places, he said that that all of the three groups were started by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory that is based in Cambridge

Surveillance was conducted, and findings were collected and used for scientific purposes. He further quoted that they used binoculars in observing the gravity harmonics, and they relayed communication by sending letters to one another.

  1. Approaches and expertise that are new 

Another young talent from Oklahoma called Brad Young was conducting observations using remote telescopes, and this allowed him to spot geosynchronous satellites that could not go beyond the horizons

Brad quoted that the future was promising with the latest technology being invented every day, such as the phone tracking app that also allows reporting systems hence one getting information.

He further highlighted that the sky watching training is being elevated to update the public and stimulate their interest in tracking satellites.

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