The History of Soviet Space Dogskis

There were a couple of Soviet space history posts published on The Guardian’s pages on 1 Sept.  Both talk about the dogs for the Soviet space program.  However, this one talks about the Soviet Union’s odd hero-worship of the dogs that were sent into space through their space program.  The post also mentions some of […]

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How the CIA Kidnapped a Space Capsule

Another of my Clearancejobs.com posts, this time about history, the CIA, the Soviet Union, and a “kidnapped” space capsule.  How does that happen?  Read the post, How the CIA Kidnapped a Space Capsule, to find out.

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Russia to China, Over the Moon

Because it’s been a year, I’m taking a little break.  So you’re currently looking at some of the Clearancejobs.com articles about space I’ve written.  I’ll be interspersing these throughout for a little bit (not long).  This particular article was posted on Clearancejobs.com on 6 December, 2013. Interested in a little aerospace history?  With all of […]

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Why Space Matters: HEO Satellite Operations, Part 3–What’s the Frequency, Komrade(th)?

The previous lesson left you hanging, maybe even perturbed, with the question of why anyone would want to use a satellite in a highly elliptical orbit (HEO).   After all, a HEO satellite requires a ground station or two with a moveable (steerable) antenna to speak to it (or the satellite’s antenna has to be gimbaled […]

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