The Mystery of the ‘SpaceBees’ Just Got Even Weirder We’ve talked about the SpaceBees issue a few times on our podcast, “The Mission Readiness Review.” In case you don’t know, Swarm Technologies, a Silicon Valley startup, launched some very small satellites for a few federal agencies on an Indian rocket early this year. But […]Read More May 18, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
It must have been a slow news week last week, because this story gained traction: Space warfare with Russia and China? Pentagon urged to prepare for it. In the story, an unlikely scenario unfolds where China attacks U.S. navigation satellites, the U.S. suddenly becomes helpless, and is at the mercy of the “Red Menace.” My response: […]Read More When China Attacks?
On Sept 28, China, unsurprisingly, launched another satellite in their weird passive/aggressive way. At least it seems passive/aggressive with China advertising it’s a practice satellite but then keeps its mission secret. On the other hand, the US does the same thing with its military and intelligence satellites as well. The newest Chinese satellite is called the […]Read More China Sends Up Another ‘Practice’ Satellite
Looks like some regional Chinese officials on the take have been found out, thanks to Chinese imagery satellites. According to this South China Morning Post article, the first of the latest generation of Chinese imagery satellites, Gaofen-1, has been imaging an area in China that contained a very big marijuana farm. The whacky weed farm is […]Read More Uncovering Secret Sativa Farms From Space
When I think of self-contained environments, I can’t help but think of Bio-Dome. It’s a failing, and I understand that, but my mind makes associations that way. So imagine my Confucian (pun intended) when the Chinese announced last May that three intrepid volunteers had endured 105 days in Lunar PALACE (Permanent Astrobase Life-support Artificial Closed […]Read More As the Worm Turns (In Your Mouth): China’s Lunar PALACE