CIA And Skunk Works Secretly Planned To Turn The A-12 Spy Plane Into A Space Launch Mothership An A-12 airplane, one that preceded and likely inspired the SR-71, was studied a long time ago to see if it would be a great way to launch rockets into orbit. The answer in the article is that […]Read More February 1, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
What if you did something that was awesome, a first for you and your country, and the world just yawned? Can you imagine how irritating that would be? Especially if your accomplishment was nearly as important as certain other accomplishments that occurred weeks earlier? Imagine India being in that awkward position and the something significant they […]Read More India Did WHAT??!
In Part 1 of explaining imaging satellite operations, we assumed a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite is one of the better options for getting great “Earth-selfies” with a camera on board. We also learned the range of LEOs is pretty big: 99 to 1200 miles. But we also know closer is mainly better (see previous post […]Read More Why space matters and explaining imaging satellite operations, Part 2