Aerospace startup Rocket Lab says it’s going to build a second launch site in the US Soon the company will be known for building launch pads, instead of launching rockets from them. I understand caution, but Rocket Lab is nearing the Virgin Galactic approach for launching things. I am also confused by this. One of […]Read More July 13, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
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
In the last post (here), I wrote a few guesses about who might want to pay for something like SpaceX’s Starlink or O3b’s broadband constellations. The upshot of that whole exercise was to find out that perhaps the world’s poor probably won’t be the funders of these constellations. Even if these constellations might be cheap. […]Read More Turning to Fiber to Move the Competition Along
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! Click on the link below to get to the latest podcast. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iuzzm-8e6caf This episode we talk about: a commercial imaging company exposes military might; a U.S. […]Read More The Mission Readiness Review–Episode 4: Does This Image Make My Boat Look Big?
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! Hello everyone! This is the third episode of TMRR. We are moving away from SoundCloud to Podbean, which is why the link looks a little different. […]Read More The Mission Readiness Review–Episode 3: Learning about the Birds and the Bees