Frickin’ Lasers!! In Space! Anatoly Zak is normally the feller I associate with Russianspaceweb.com. It’s a really great site that goes into extreme detail about Russia’s rockets, satellites, and space programs. But he goes to the eleven with this latest article he manged to get on Popular Mechanics. The Soviets designed a laser gun for […]Read More June 15, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
If you don’t mind taking lessons from the Chinese, and moving to Pakistan, Nigeria, Bolivia, or some other poor country, you too could learn all you could ever want about space operations. According to SpaceDaily.com, China has realized that in order to increase the chances of their satellite export contracts being accepted and perhaps extended […]Read More Do you want to be space operator? Move to a poor country.
Not to be outdone by Astrium’s pictures mentioned in my aside a few days ago, RapidEye’s in the game, too. Some of their five imagery satellites have been very busy. They have released a few pictures of their own of the island that mysteriously rose from the water off of Pakistan’s coast. The island itself doesn’t […]Read More Mysterious Island, part deux
Pleiades, of course–at least according to this news release from Astrium. An island appeared off of Pakistan’s coast a few days ago right after an earthquake, according to this ABC posting. There were all sorts of strange things associated with it, which are detailed in the article. Not quite strange in a Jules Verne kind […]Read More If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?