American Enterprise Will Beat China in Outer Space I tend to subscribe to this premise. Not just for China, but for the United States in the space industry generally. This is not to say our system is perfect. But by soliciting for and sponsoring new companies through contracts, NASA, with a paltry budget, fostered SpaceX’s […]Read More February 22, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
Astronaut Accidentally Calls 911 from Space This is funny. As the image above shows, there are worse reasons to dial 911. HawkEye 360 Announces Successful Launch of First Three Satellites Built by SFL Under Contract to DSI Okay, so what does the headline above and the article it links to really mean? It’s one of […]Read More January 11, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
In response to this site’s previous posts, my most curious spouse asked a very common-sense question: who controls what gets launched into the Earth’s orbit? For that matter, who controls what rockets get launched? My initial response was that price had controlled the launching of satellites into orbit. There was a time, not too long ago, […]Read More Where is Space Traffic Control?
According to this Strategypage.com post, Iran’s space program is growing because of the restrictions placed on what it can buy from other countries. Example: Iran has just announced they’ve built their own satellites, which is interesting, but shouldn’t be surprising. They do have a very educated population, are industrialized, and have shown determination to stay […]Read More Iranians Stop Space Monkeying Around–This Time
Just another post, this one from Geekquinox on Yahoo! News, about small satellites. There is a seemingly simultaneous up-swell of inexpensive satellites becoming available to the masses. These satellites aren’t very big (about the size of a cell phone) and won’t last very long. But a theoretical $300 will buy a person that space-nerd cred […]Read More Have Anozer Zatellite–Zey’re Waifehr Thin.