Deployment Diversity

Sometime in the past few days, new objects showed up in the satellite tracking database published by Space-Track.org. This is nothing new. Space-Track.org is supposed to do this every day. It’s their job: tracking and identifying objects orbiting the Earth, primarily for the United States Department of Defense, and as an ancillary service to the […]

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DIY Space: Build A LEGO ISS

Okay, okay!  Really this is about voting for the ability to build the International Space Station out of LEGOs.  Found on the LEGO Ideas website, this particular LEGO model of the ISS stands out because of the details the designer, XCLD, put into it.  There are over 1000 LEGO pieces that have gone into the design […]

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More of a good thing

AND THEY’RE OFF!! Now we have two US companies supplying the International Space Station with their own rockets and spacecraft.  SpaceRef just posted this article about Orbital’s new rocket and its launch today.  Go here for photos of the take-off. And to think we were concerned about a lack of US space launch capability earlier […]

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