«Just because your paranoid, it doesn't mean they are not mapping you.» Satellite Spotting/Listening at dock18 alejo duque sept2010
Satellites are used to extend, mantain and exercise control, along with cultural allienation and economical explotiation. They serve as an extension to a post-colonial hegemony that reaches out the hemispherical south through hertzian dimension.
The problem of how to get there could be tackled by launching from a HEB (High Elevation Ballon)
The antenna tower relays today digital packets
A poetic or even a political recount of such devices, their orbits, footprints, be them through sound compositions or data visualizations can serve the purpose to allow a move from being passively surveilled, mapped and directed through radio electric waves, to a less passive stage where we can rethink and become operators. there's not even the need to launch or «own» as some brazilian satcom pirates have shown for few years now reappropriating 24/7 a US military bird and more precisely its UHF freq. at 255.550mhz. (fltsatcom-8 15E)
Some Instruments: Radio Scanner, EMF meter, IR filters, SDRs (USRP)
Satellite tracking software: Wxtrack and Gpredict
The Bogota Declaration is an unratified UN declaration about sovreignty of the geostationary orbit, which is the ring of satellites that orbit at 36 000 km above the equator. At the time it was first written, no equatorial countries had satellites and most of the slots were taken by the dominant nations, highlighting inequalities in technology. The Bogota Declaration is about this and talks about the benefits satellite technology could bring to equatorial countries. It has a strong, poetic voice we were also taken by. http://bogotadeclaration.wordpress.com/
The undersigned representatives of the States traversed by the Equator met in Bogota, Republic of Colombia, from 29 November through 3 December, 1976 with the purpose of studying the geostationary orbit that corresponds to their national terrestrial, sea, and insular territory and considered as a natural resource. Brasil, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire The Bogota Declaration http://bogotadeclaration.wordpress.com/
«Too many sat projects!?» Check this ones out: -ossi -amsat -OpenSat /join -> #msst Irc.freenode.net M.S.S.T: http://devolts.org/msst/ http://n-1.cc/pg/groups/36140/msst/
Workshop on Satellite Listening and Spotting Alejo Duque - dock18@rotefabrik - Zurich 2010 identica@geosat twitter@Tx_Rx
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