Baikonur Cosmodrome

I found this 2001 Air & Space article during my research about Sputnik-1, the world’s first artificial satellite. It’s a very good first person account of a visit out to the Baikonur Cosmodrome and some of the run-ups and rituals for launching from there. The writer was there for a launch of the first permanent International Space […]

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Another lull, I know…

There are those out on the internet who have subscribed to my site, and I truly thank you for that. It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted, as you’ve probably noticed. Here’s why I’ve not been quite so productive on this blog lately. I get to do what I enjoy at work: I research all […]

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NanoRacks Puts the Screws to its Deployment Problems

Almost exactly a month ago, I wrote about the faulty NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer (NRCSD) on the International Space Station (ISS–don’t forget to read the update–there’s some more accurate information there).  It essentially launched very small satellites when it shouldn’t have and didn’t launch when it was expected to.  According to this SpaceNews.com article posted last […]

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