Chinese startup OneSpace fails in first orbital launch attempt This company’s CEO likened his company to being China’s SpaceX. Which is certainly hopping on the “SpaceX of (insert nation’s name here)” bandwagon. But it seems after hopping on OneSpace has become the tambourine player in the back of the bandwagon. Not a great start. However, […]Read More March 29, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
Brian Weeden, from The Space Review, has written up a fairly well thought-out and long story about the May 2013 launch of a “sounding rocket” (according to the Chinese) from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The story, posted on 17 March 2014, gives some pretty good reasons to suspect that perhaps the Chinese were not telling […]Read More A Chinese Direct Ascent GEO AntiSatellite Test in 2013?
To hear people tell it, China seems to be gaining the upper-hand in the space warfare department. This Freebeacon post (http://freebeacon.com/experts-china-boosts-space-warfare-capabilities/) tells a tale of the devious Chinese space activities threatening the United States. Articles like this are designed to get people fired up, and that’s disturbing. There are reasons to worry about the future […]Read More Chinese Space: What has changed?
Popular Mechanics has a great post, The Hidden History of the Soviet Satellite-Killer, of the history of Soviet/Russian antisatellite (ASAT) systems. Did you know the first successful satellite interception test probably happened a little over 45 years ago? And the Soviets were the ones to do it? It’s a worthwhile read, if you’re interested. For the rest […]Read More Soviet AntiSatellite History