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?
I suppose it isn’t ironic to anyone that Iceland is home to some hot attractions, such as volcanoes. On August 28, 2014, their Bardarbunga (sounds like something out of Ninja Turtles) volcano erupted a bit. All sorts of tools have been used to observe the angry mountain: webcams, helicopters, cars, and planes. Of course, most […]Read More The Safe Way to Observe a Volcano
Well, maybe not me specifically, and certainly not right now. However, if someone really wanted to watch me closely, then DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 satellite looks like it might be a decent tool to use for that. DigitalGlobe just released an announcement and a few images produced from their latest satellite, WorldView-3. The satellite has a more capable […]Read More I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me
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
Because it’s been a year, I’m taking a little break, but don’t worry, more original content is coming starting tomorrow again. 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 22 January, […]Read More The UN “Disaster Charter”–what is it and who uses it?