I have a post on Time called “Time 101” that was always indented to be a “rough draft” of a Time 101 page. I have now published the final draft as the official Time 101 page. That page should be available now in the menu above. I also edited the Time 101 post, but I’ll eventually make that a redirect.
I’ll mention my neglect of the Swarm project: ESA got funding to extend their mission, however that meant they had to adjust the orbits. With the satellites swinging around at different altitudes, my current modals were wrecked.
All that data is going to be information rich from a historical perspective. However, trying to use my model was like guessing when and which direction ESA would move their satellite. I’ve been picking at it again as I should have enough data now to get a grip on it.
I want to thank again, because I’m deeply appreciative to the wonderful people at the European Space Agency, Directors within Lockheed Martin Astronautics, and physicists in Belarus (you know who you are) who took time out to personally answer my questions, provide encouragement and help fuel this project. It wouldn’t have a heartbeat today without you.