Recently, a story in the open press described the signing of an MOU between the Chinese and the UAE for “space science” partnerships. https://www.zawya.com/story/UAE_signs_MoU_with_China_for_cooperation_in_space_science-ZAWYA20151228061816/ What I find interesting about this story is a few small parts of the story that many may have glossed over. First, notice the title of the UAE member that signed […]
Recently SpaceNews posted an article on their website that was entitled: For Air Force Space Planners Diversity is its own Deterrent. (See below) http://spacenews.com/for-air-force-space-planners-diversity-is-its-own-deterrent/ It was based on the short clip from the Washington Space Business Roundtable discussion on DoD’s Pivot to Commercial SATCOM that occurred a few weeks back. Two Air Force representatives were […]
I wanted to take the time to thank you all for reading and for having an interest in American spacepower. Merry Christmas! To set the mood, enjoy the reading of the Bible from the crew of Apollo 8, from Christmas Eve 1968.
Recently SpaceNews carried an article speaking to how the SATCOM provider GlobalComm had recently won the Society of Satellite Professionals’ first annual Better Satellite World Awards. http://spacenews.com/satellites-build-a-better-world-one-country-at-a-time/ The reason was because GlobalComm “[gave] the troubled nation of Afghanistan a shot at a better future.” This future is enabled by two networks, the Government Communication Network […]
SpaceNews reporting some back and forth between Blue Origin and SpaceX. http://spacenews.com/bezos-congratulates-spacex-for-landing-falcon-9s-suborbital-booster-stage/
If you haven’t seen the video footage yet of the SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage launch and landing yet, take a quick look. Now for the commentary. First off, congrats to SpaceX for pulling off a challenging feat-landing a first stage, in one piece, on dry land. SpaceX’s video made me wonder where Carson Dailey […]