@Noseland | @desert.numerique | 2012


NOSELAND: Idoneous place from where to reclaim the geostationary orbit. A short audition, a satellite pass, a talk about the Bogotá Declaration or any other forgotten love letter.

DESERT.NUMERIQUE: Held outside (in-between nature and the city) under the sky. The performance will the transition time, at dusk. (Or sunrise). With our setup we will try to catch several electromagnetic phenomena: Satellite signals and other radio-electric reflections bouncing off the ionosphere. Electromagnetic waves to be demodulated and transformed in sounds. Life feed on a digital to analog sound rig.

We search for the event in near and far electromagnetic fields, also inside the demodulated signal. The hidden sound phenomenons distributed on a speaker setup consisting of audio speaks and fm transmitters an fm-radios. by physically carrying around the speakers and fm-radios and building up different types of antennas and aligning them, we try to explore a local in-between space distributed by sound.

Manual Orbitando Satelites [OS] 2011

Recuento del Taller & exhibición Orbitando Satelites [OS]. Realizado en plataforma0 – LABoral (Gijon). 60 paginas que reunen muchas de nuestras ideas alrededor del tema de los satelites.

This last weekend we had the chance to present the Manual of Orbitando Satelites [OS]. We handed copies to friends and people participating on the Santa Monica synergy meeting. But we made it also to zzzinc. Fuimos tambien a un lugar llamado zzzinc, donde esta semana realizaron la reunion de desarrolladores con OpenFrameworks (oF): http://zzzinc.net/2011/3er-encuentro-de-desarrolladores-openframeworks/

Text by text and one by one, we shared and disscused the so many views and perspectives our manual collects; a very lively presentation by Laura, Reni, Cristina, Nuria, Lucia, Fabi, Pedro y la banda trapera del rio que nos lleno de energia la noche anterior. It’s difficult to wrap all what happened this weekend in Barcelona that included a few tries to get the voices over the sats from overseas.

Aca su payload/contenido:
Orbitando satélites (About this manual)
Cartografiando / The Cartographer
Sábado 19:00hs.
Astrologia artificial: geoestacionários
Astrologia artificial: o arabsat-5a e as revoltas árabes
Manifesto del Movimiento de los Sin Satélite #MSST
La Declaración de Bogota (1976-today-hoy)
Gpredict>OSC>din>pd (the OpenSoundControl patch)
Software Defined Radio: Gnuradio+FUNcube dongle
El Arte de las Aéreas
Construccion de un satelite
Sgaan Materia Obscura
Spatial aesthetics
Radio Magic(rev.02)
Rarae Aves (act.1)
Exposición Orbitando satélites

Here is a 6 megas file that you could download and share. Descarguelo aqui/get it from here: https://bogotadeclaration.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/os_manual_lowres.pdf

We should now collect the addresses of people who participated on this little manual so to send them copies.

“whatch your head!”

Look out below! A defunct satellite is falling back to Earth and is expected to reenter the atmosphere.

After UARS, come ROSAT, now is time for Phobos !

*”November 11 developments*

All efforts to contact Phobos-Grunt proved futile and the attention of the
press was quickly switching to the inevitable uncontrolled reentry of the
spacecraft into the Earth atmosphere, expected sometimes from the end of
November to the middle of December. NORAD reportedly projected the reentry
of the spacecraft on November 26.

According to known technical specifications of the Phobos-Grunt
mission, the 13-ton vehicle contains more than 10 tons of toxic propellants –
unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (fuel) and nitrogen tetroxide (oxidizer).
Although most of the fuel and oxidizer would burn during the initial phase
of reentry, the size and mass of the spacecraft practically guarantees that
surviving metal debris would reach the Earth surface. In addition, a
capsule for soil samples designed to survive a hard landing would be
reentering alongside the spacecraft. Due to its insulated design, the
capsule would likely be torn off from the rest of the vehicle early into
the reentry and its impact would likely take place away from the rest of
the debris along the reentry path. The crash could take place anywhere from
51.4 degrees North latitude to 51.4 degrees South latitude.”

source: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/phobos_grunt_launch.html#11_11

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Unsigned! (The Outer Space Treaty 1967)

UN treaty, unsigned by colombia

The Image above shows the regions of the plantet (grey color) where people will be free to own any satellite part or space weapon that by chance falls into their territory as stated on the Outer Space Treaty regulations. That was 1967 and Colombia did not signed the treaty. 9 years later, in 1976, Colombia hosted a summit where they came up with a new treaty known today as the Bogota Declaration. Both treaties seem to coincide on the grounds that declare the space and the moon as part of the commons of humanity. But the reality today of that range that sits just above earth’s near atmosphere is that it became filled by satellites that operate at Low Elevation Orbit (LEO), plus of course, thousands of cataloged parts flying at high speeds and also known as space debris. Is in such place that both treaties don’t coincide. In the name of the ‘commons‘ the Outer Space Treaty served to just allow powerful nations to conquer and control LEO, MEO (medium elevation) and GEO (geosynchronous) “territories”.

From wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty:
The Outer Space Treaty represents the basic legal framework of international space law. Among its principles, it bars States Parties to the Treaty from placing nuclear weapons or any other weapons of mass destruction in orbit of Earth, installing them on the Moon or any other celestial body, or to otherwise station them in outer space. It exclusively limits the use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes and expressly prohibits their use for testing weapons of any kind, conducting military maneuvers, or establishing military bases, installations, and fortifications (Art.IV). However, the Treaty does not prohibit the placement of conventional weapons in orbit. The treaty also states that the exploration of outer space shall be done to benefit all countries and shall be free for exploration and use by all States.

The treaty explicitly forbids any government from claiming a celestial resource such as the Moon or a planet, since they are the Common heritage of mankind. Art. II of the Treaty states that “outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means”. However, the State that launches a space object retains jurisdiction and control over that object. The State is also liable for damages caused by their space object and must avoid contaminating space and celestial bodies.

secrecy not an option


Chaotic space traffic needs rules, less secrecy: US general
by Staff Writers Washington (AFP) May 13, 2010

A top US general on Thursday called for international rules to control chaotic space traffic, warning satellites are increasingly at risk of collision.

General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it was no longer possible for the United States and other countries to keep vast numbers of orbiting satellites a secret.

“We’re going to have get to some level of regulation. Nobody wants to do that,” Cartwright told a conference sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a US think tank.

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