Category Archives: New Space

Put the Navy in charge of Space

This article argues, I believe correctly, that the Navy is the correct military branch for managing space, not the Air Force.  Navy traditions are a better match for the way space works than are Air Force traditions. The results of … Continue reading

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It’s been a good year so far

So far this year we’ve had two successful commercial launches, out of two attempts, in the first week of the year.  First SpaceX launched their second commercial satellite, then Orbital Sciences Corp launched their Cygnus resupply vehicle atop their Antares … Continue reading

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Commercial Space predictions for 2014

Not mine, but others.

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Kill this Bill

Meanwhile, over at Space News, we get an editorial telling us to “Kill this Bill.” It seems that the Congresscritters from certain districts, of both parties, want NASA to continue to spend money on porkbarrel projects designed mostly to put jobs … Continue reading

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Congratulations, SpaceX!

Congratulations to Space Exploration Technologies, Inc. (SpaceX) on their successful launch yesterday afternoon of the Thaicom 6 satellite to a geosynchronous parking orbit. This is their second successful launch to geosynchronous orbit in as many tries, and a good start … Continue reading

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Space Policy

George Turner has an awesome comment over on Rand Simberg’s blog that really describes what’s wrong with today’s space program, and what the fix is.  Where European governments were busy pursuing one or two things, America was doing dozens of … Continue reading

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Square One is Underrated

Seth Godin has a new post up, Square One is Underrated. In it, he points out that when you discover that you are on the wrong path, speeding up is not the solution. The solution is to go back to … Continue reading

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SpaceX Statement from Elon Musk

Here. It was obviously a big disappointment not to reach orbit on this flight [Falcon 1, Flight 3]. On the plus side, the flight of our first stage, with the new Merlin 1C engine that will be used in Falcon … Continue reading

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SpaceX Launching Falcon 1 this afternoon

SpaceX is in the countdown to launch Falcon 1 launch 3 this afternoon. Currently scheduled for about 4:30 pm PDT, 23:30 UTC, they are on a hold at T-1:30 which looks like they’ll be delayed beyond that. See the webcast … Continue reading

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SpaceX Recieves NASA launch contract

SpaceX announced a couple days ago that they recieved a launch services contract for the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles.Technorati Tags:SpaceX, NASA, Launch Services, Falcon 1, Falcon 9

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