Why Space Matters: GEO Satellite operations, Part 5.5–Indian GEO Flight Plan

Just a short blurb for you about a really great blog post from Planetary.org.  It’s definitely related to The Mad Spaceball’s GEO lesson series on this site.  I think it’s better written.  I wanted to provide, at the very least, the link for this post, titled “How to get a satellite to geostationary orbit”. As you […]

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India Kickin’ Tail in Space

2013 and this last week have been full of successes for the Indian space programs.  Just last week, after 20 years of effort, the Indians managed to lift a satellite into geosynchronous orbit.  NVONews just posted yesterday a decent summary of Indian space activities. This is a good thing.  It means the Chinese are looking […]

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Of elephants for satellites

You might remember in another aside I posted, I noted the Chinese may not be just targeting the United States with their space activities, but their Indian neighbors, too.  Well, according to this article, the Indians just had one of their communications satellites, GSAT-7, launched on an Ariane-5 out of Kourou, French Guiana.  It’s just […]

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