Well actually, it’s not any kind of furniture made of “some oak and some pine and a handful of Norsemen” (although listening to Jonathan Coulton’s song, it sounds like it could be), but it is another ground station. It’s time to write about the Tromso Satellite Station (however, if you want to start with a smile, […]Read More Tromso–this is not your father’s Ikea furniture
Um, yeah. A committee. That’s just great. Another committee, but this one is different, right? It’s a committee to “SAVE THE WORLD” (can I hear me some KUMBAYA brothers and sisters?). It’s a United Nations committee. So now we’re all going to be a lot safer, okay? No–really–wait, where are you going? Why are you […]Read More The legal considerations of stopping extinction events from space
Most of the lessons I’ve posted on my site have dealt with imagery taken from camera payloads on satellites. So it should be no shocker that I’ve relayed this NewScientist post of a nice picture of the Albertine Rift, showing where the Earth’s tectonic plates are splitting East Africa apart. Here’s the picture, straight from […]Read More Splitting continent: it looks like a picture, but it’s ASAR
A Chinese Long March 2C rocket boosted another satellite with unknown intentions into orbit earlier today. You can read all about it from NASASpaceflight.com’s posting: Chinese Long March 2C lofts Yaogan Weixing-18 satellite. According to the article, this launch was not officially announced. There’s not too much advertised about Yaogan Weixing-18, although NASASpaceflight.com’s article does a great […]Read More Another secret Chinese launch
I do hate posts like Gizmodo’s, asserting something that when you drill down, may or may not be true. You just can’t tell. But I guess that’s what link bait is: something to get people to click on, true or not. And when you drill down to the Washington Free Beacon post, it’s certainly not clear […]Read More Chinese grappling satellites?