The Mission Readiness Review–Episode 4: Does This Image Make My Boat Look Big?

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This episode we talk about: a commercial imaging company exposes military might; a U.S. administration decides to lay down the law; and China launches some satellites unexpectedly.

Intro background music POD Dreams by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/56307 Ft: Debbizo, Michael Bacich.

Launch schedule:https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/

Chinese fleet: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-defence/exclusive-satellite-images-reveal-show-of-force-by-chinese-navy-in-south-china-sea-idUSKBN1H3135

NGA contract with Planet: http://spacenews.com/planet-wins-second-nga-satellite-imagery-contract/ 

Ars Technica SpaceX story: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/spacex-launches-a-rocket-but-noaa-prevented-some-of-it-from-being-shown/?comments=1

NOAA statement: http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/noaa-statement-on-todays-broadcast-of-spacex-iridium-5-launch

National and Commercial Space Program Act (probably pages 98-99): https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/files/National_and_Commercial_Space_Programs_Act_60101.pdf 

NOAA definitions and interpretations: https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/CRSRA/pdf/noaa_jurisdiction_to_license_space_based_remote_sensing_systems_04122017.pdf

321 Launch: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2018/03/29/augmented-reality-rocket-launch-app-shows-you-spacex-launch-like-never-before/461696002/

GSAT-6A no contact: https://www.healththoroughfare.com/science/the-indian-space-research-agency-lost-contact-with-its-gsat-6a-satellite-on-saturday/6876 

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