I happened on this news story last Friday as I was in research mode at work: MH17 update. It looked interesting, but was also suspicious when I considered the timing of the image’s release corresponding to Putin getting a finger in the chest from the Australian Prime Minister. However, me being at work meant I really […]
Read More Satellite Imagery Provides No Real Help for MH17 (because of Photoshopping?)
Another of my Clearancejobs.com posts. This time it’s a bit about the opportunity for “New Space” companies to not only produce data, but also build up a robust infrastructure to shunt it around. It might be an opportunity that will grow. Read it here: The New Space Data Challenge–An Opportunity for Growth?
Read More New Space Satellites and Data
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
Part 1 Well, somebody has to mention it to sell the papers sometime, and this time it was the Times of India. The story is that the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) is predicting bad guys are going to be able to launch their own nefarious satellites on rockets owned by private companies. Even […]
Read More Is Space Becoming More Accessible for Terrorists?
It’s been awhile since there’s been anything said about the mission Malaysian MH370 passenger jet, That’s good, because maybe it allows investigators to investigate. It’s potentially bad if the entire investigation has been dropped (doesn’t appear to be the case though–read about that, here). It appears that Space Safety Magazine has remembered the missing airliner […]
Read More Satellite Limitations Searching for MH370