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?
Outernet is proposing to broadcast information, via satellite, to portable base stations that are also wireless networks. The wireless networks would be free and open to the very poor around the world. Outernet wants to provide information equality to those poor people. They mean well, I suppose. And it’s a very interesting idea they’re pursuing with some […]Read More Providing Information Equality with Satellites
This might go into the category of “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” This CNN post talks about how satellite imagery is aiding in the resolution of a murder investigation, which is great. Satellites are tools that have multiple uses, and if helping to solve murder is one use, then good. But the […]Read More Pigs in Space: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?
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?
Because it’s been a year, I’m taking a little break. 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 3 January, 2014. Do you have a spare $35,000 in your pocket? […]Read More How to purchase an affordable small satellite – at the cost of a mid-size car