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Pac-Man Satellite to Chomp on Space Debris and Excess Electronics

Posted by Nadeesha Thewarapperuma

Jul 8, 2015 3:10:00 PM

     Sky Tracker is a popular app that lets you identify different stars and constellations in the sky. In addition to tracking celestial objects, Sky Tracker also identifies any man-made objects in the sky, including the International Space Station, satellites, and space debris. Lots and lots of space debris.

     In an article published in September of 2013, NASA believes that there are over 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting the planet, of which 20,000 are bigger than a softball. The debris consists of excess electronics and equipment, including decommissioned satellites, abandoned launch stations, and mission-related debris. The space junk are traveling at a speed of 17,500 mph (28,165 kmph), posing a threat to any manned space missions, particularly the International Space Station.

     At this speed, a tiny paint fleck could pose serious damage to the space craft. NASA has had to replace several shuttle windows because of damage caused by orbiting paint flecks.

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Topics: SURPLUS ELECTRONICS, Electronic Components, product management

5 Simple Steps to Market your Excess Electronic Components

Posted by Nadeesha Thewarapperuma

Jun 9, 2015 1:33:00 PM

     Excess components are hard to market.  It's not easy to match one OEM's excess with another OEM that is looking for the exact component you have on hand. Compared to other distributors that accept OEM excess, some distributors market excess through several different channels. These are some of the steps that EarthTron uses to promote excess that we receive.


1) Highlight any selling points in your excess stock. 

  • Factory-sealed electronic components
  • COC (certificate of conformance) is included
  • Obsolescence increases value. If you have obsolete electronic components, the buying price can be higher than what you originally paid.
  • If your excess inventory is readily consigned through EarthTron's warehouse, we have the ability to offer same day shipping for any orders that are placed.

This is not limited to the above. 


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Topics: product management

The 5 Headaches of Warehousing and Kitting your Electronic Components

Posted by Danielle Leger

Oct 15, 2014 1:10:00 PM

Are you responsible for the electronic component purchasing at your company? Do you ever have problems finding quality parts, from one Franchised Distributor? Every OEM will face a supply chain disruption of some sort. Some of the most common headaches include:

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Topics: Kitting, Warehouse, warehousing, bom, product management

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