Stories I happened upon during the past week. Space Warfare: We Must Defend Our Big, Exquisite Satellites Someone wants to keep the military-industrial complex alive and well. I don’t understand this article, other than the obvious hand-wringing about keeping large satellites alive and kicking. Bigger military satellites don’t necessarily equal great performance. They will, however, […]
Read More May 4, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
In a previous post, “Which is the “Good” Future?,” I hinted at trends helpful to figuring out what the Space Industry’s future might be. Near the end of the post, I set out a few bullets to help show what trends might be helpful to watch. Let’s start this post with the obvious: I don’t […]
Read More Is There a Way to “Predict” the Space Industry’s Future?
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! Over four years ago, I had fun writing about the Buran, the Soviet Union’s (now Russia) answer to the U.S. Space Shuttle. You can read about […]
Read More An Embarrassment of Rich Space History?
There’s been a lot of hand-wringing in recent years regarding space situational awareness (SSA). Almost every month another article appears, portending of the upcoming calamity in space–the point in which one rogue satellite or a chunk of debris hits another satellite or chunk of debris. These two chunks initiate a celestial version of pool. As […]
Read More A Motorcycle Rider Defines Space Situational Awareness
It’s not every day that you see a rocket come apart in mid-air, fire coming from each part, and then have both parts come back to Earth, safely. But that’s just what Blue Origin did today during their in-flight escape test of the New Shepard rocket and capsule. When the smoke and dust cleared, the […]
Read More Blue Origin’s In-flight Escape Test