Spaceports everywhere!!

Okay, maybe not everywhere.  But there are quite a few in the US according to Gizmodo in their article.  8 of them.  I’m not as interested in “space tourism,” as I am in thinking this gives us some flexibility, if we’re smart about this, in replenishing satellite constellations.  Not that I’d be against flying up […]

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Space junk tracking and collecting

Two articles for the price of one in this aside.  The Australians have figured out they can use their widefield array to help track debris orbiting the Earth, and that’s elaborated on (a little bit) in this article.  This will help by adding another asset to the space situational awareness problem.  It’s a bigger problem if […]

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Why space matters: Imaging satellite operations, part 13—sweeping the Earth’s surface with pixels

Imagery satellites have come a long way since the Corona/Discovery program.  Nowadays, there is so much more an imagery bird can deliver—and that’s what DigitalGlobe is giving to its customers. Before going on, I just want to clarify my reasons, again, for covering DigitalGlobe in this series.  Primarily, they make it easy to find things.  […]

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