Ecliptic Enterprises to Produce Sensors for NASA JPL’s FireSat

NASA LOGOPASADENA, Calif. (NASA PR) — Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it’s imperative to detect them as early as possible. That’s why NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is developing a network of space-based sensors called FireSat in collaboration with Quadra Pi R2E, San Francisco.

FireSat would be a constellation of more than 200 thermal infrared imaging sensors on satellites designed to quickly locate wildfires around the globe. Once operational, FireSat would represent the most complete monitoring coverage of wildfires ever from space.


SpaceVR Adds Ecliptic’s Rex Ridenoure to Advisory Board

SpaceVR_logoSAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 27, 2015 (SpaceVR PR)– SpaceVR, the world’s first virtual reality platform with the ability to share live 3D, 360-degree content from the International Space Station (ISS), signs agreement with Rex Ridenoure, CEO at Ecliptic, to join the advisory board of the company.

Ecliptic is a space avionics and sensor systems company and the leading global supplier of systems used to capture in-space video content. The Pasadena, California-based firm is best known for its RocketCam™ product family used successfully on more than 130 rocket and spacecraft applications. Ecliptic has multiple contracts to provide experiment control and data-handling avionics for experiments scheduled for operation on the International Space Station (ISS) in the 2016-2017 timeframe, and is also lead system contractor on the LightSail CubeSat program.


This Week on The Space Show

This Week on The Space Show with David Livingston….

1. Monday, May 28, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): We welcome back DR. JOHN LEWIS to discuss asteroid mining, the Chinese space program and more.

2. Tuesday, May 29 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): We welcome back GARY HUDSON to discuss his G-Lab concept with the Space Studies Institute for a variable gravity research station. See

3. Friday, June 1, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT) : We welcome back REX RIDENOURE of Ecliptic Enterprises with information on new projects, new developments, and commercial space information.

4. Sunday, June 3, 2012, 12-1:30 PM (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). We welcome back JIM MUNCY on space policy issues and developments.

The Space Show Schedule

Monday, December 6, 2010, 2-3:30 PM PST. We welcome Francis French to the program. Mr. French is the Director of Education for the San Diego Air & Space Museum and is an authority on manned spaceflight history.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PST: We welcome Dan Walt to the program, a procurement expert who has much to say and teach us about NASA and government procurement as he works in this field with the State Department. He has spoken on this topic as several ISDC conferences.

Friday, December 10, 2010, 9:30-11 AM PST:
We welcome back Rex Ridenoure of Ecliptic Enterprises. He has information on new space businesses plus updates on Ecliptic.

Sunday, December 12 , 2010, 12-1:30 PM PST. Dr. Sean Casey is back with us on SOFIA and other projects of interest to Space Show listeners.

Rex Ridenoure Offers Advice on Entrepreneurism

Out of the Cradle has an interesting interview with Rex Ridenoure, whose Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation provides RocketCams provide views during launches. He discusses his career and his love of space, and he also has some advice for young entrepreneurs who wish to follow in his footsteps.