To hear people tell it, China seems to be gaining the upper-hand in the space warfare department. This Freebeacon post (http://freebeacon.com/experts-china-boosts-space-warfare-capabilities/) tells a tale of the devious Chinese space activities threatening the United States. Articles like this are designed to get people fired up, and that’s disturbing. There are reasons to worry about the future […]Read More Chinese Space: What has changed?
Just another post, this one from Geekquinox on Yahoo! News, about small satellites. There is a seemingly simultaneous up-swell of inexpensive satellites becoming available to the masses. These satellites aren’t very big (about the size of a cell phone) and won’t last very long. But a theoretical $300 will buy a person that space-nerd cred […]Read More Have Anozer Zatellite–Zey’re Waifehr Thin.
This TMCNet post points to SEA (Systems Engineering and Assessment, Ltd), a United Kingdom company that’s trying to make micro-satellites smaller and cheaper. They’re latest project is an OmniSat kit. The kit is supposed to be modular but flexible. What SEA is providing, is a common micro-satellite bus (you can read more about what a bus […]Read More Satellite Kits=Cheaper Satellites?
Just a short blurb for you about a really great blog post from Planetary.org. It’s definitely related to The Mad Spaceball’s GEO lesson series on this site. I think it’s better written. I wanted to provide, at the very least, the link for this post, titled “How to get a satellite to geostationary orbit”. As you […]Read More Why Space Matters: GEO Satellite operations, Part 5.5–Indian GEO Flight Plan
This is another of my Clearancejobs.com posts about the possible jobs the new generation and start-ups of space launch and satellite companies might offer. But, are all of them really accepting of old military space operators into their baby-faced ranks? If you’re interested, please read: “Going from Government or Military to Space Startups.”Read More “New Space” Companies Might Equal New Jobs? Even for Vets?