Soviet Space History

12 April 1961 is another of those important dates humans shouldn’t forget.  It was the day a human first entered space, if only for 108 minutes.  That human was a Soviet Cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin.  The Daily Kos posted this article yesterday, giving some information on the Space Race between the US and USSR, and […]

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What the USAF Watch-dog Satellites May Mean to the Space Community

We’re from the Government.  We’re here to help… The announcement of two geosynchronous space situational awareness satellites from the United States Air Force last Friday was very interesting.  It also raises some issues, which are addressed in my latest Clearancejobs.com article. I’ll probably talk a bit more about the other issues later, too.

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Why Space Matters: GEO Satellite operations, Part 7–Curves and Angles

Geosynchronous (GEO) satellites are wonderful.  They can see a lot of the Earth from 22,236 miles in space.  It’s why they make great observation and communications satellites.  Previous chapters explained some of the problems facing GEO satellites, too, such as solar influence and eclipses.  But now’s the time for a few lesser known problems GEO satellites […]

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