From a Softpedia news post, a writer conjectures mainly about the United States Air Force’s (USAF) X-37B space drone and what it might mean to space warfare. It’s a decent, thought-provoking article, so you may wish to read it. But there’s an assumption made within the article: the government has the best, most sophisticated space toys. […]Read More The Slowness of Being Government and Its Space Technology
To say there are a lot of interesting satellites orbiting the Earth with unknown missions, at least unknown to the public, belonging either to the US or other nations, is an understatement. And when governments withhold the number of, ahem, “black” satellites orbiting the Earth as the US did last year, well, that just encourages […]Read More Curious about spy satellites? Now there’s an app for that!
DigitalGlobe has been very active the past few days. Earlier this week, in this aside “Why space matters–especially when it’s close to home,” I noted they were collecting images of the floods. Well, now they’ve posted these images taken during and after the massive floods here in Colorado. There is a short explanation of what’s being […]Read More DigitalGlobe shows Colorado flood imagery
It’s always sad when you’re told you have to hold back on the best things you can produce. This situation has been true and probably particularly irritating for US companies like Digitalglobe, who last week, according to this article, went to the US government to ask for permission to sell higher quality images to a […]Read More Satellite operations imagery supplicant requests the government to loosen regulatory leash