Where is Space Traffic Control?

In response to this site’s previous posts, my most curious spouse asked a very common-sense question: who controls what gets launched into the Earth’s orbit?  For that matter, who controls what rockets get launched?  My initial response was that price had controlled the launching of satellites into orbit.  There was a time, not too long ago, […]

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Satellite Limitations Searching for MH370

It’s been awhile since there’s been anything said about the mission Malaysian MH370 passenger jet,  That’s good, because maybe it allows investigators to investigate.  It’s potentially bad if the entire investigation has been dropped (doesn’t appear to be the case though–read about that, here). It appears that Space Safety Magazine has remembered the missing airliner […]

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Can Satellites Help Find Lost Aircraft? Can You? Maybe!

“The mystery surrounding the unfortunate Malaysian Flight MH370 has caused some of the more astute reporters to ask questions about satellites.  Specifically, were there any satellites over the area the airplane disappeared in?  And if there were, would they, or could they have picked up anything to help find the missing airplane?  Ultimately, can satellites help […]

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