Monthly Archives: January 2014

Throwback Thursday: China ASAT test post-event analysis

Throwback Thursday: China ASAT test post-event analysis

On 2007 January 11, the People’s Republic of China conducted a successful direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) test against one of their own defunct polar-orbiting weather satellites. The test produced at least 2,087 pieces of debris large enough to be routinely tracked by the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: ODTK for TDRS

Throwback Thursday: ODTK for TDRS

NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-L (TDRS-L) will launch tonight on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. In 2011, we announced that NASA procured our Orbit … Continue reading

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We’ve gone silver! AGI celebrates 25 years

We’ve gone silver! AGI celebrates 25 years

Today marks the beginning of AGI’s 25th year delivering commercial off-the-shelf software to the aerospace, defense and intelligence communities. Together with my then GE colleagues Scott Reynolds and Jim Poland, we founded AGI in 1989 with the mission to enter … Continue reading

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Orb-1 launch today out of Wallops

Orb-1 launch today out of Wallops

An Antares rocket with a Cygnus cargo freighter is scheduled to liftoff from Wallops Island in Virginia this afternoon with the launch window opening at 1:07 p.m. EST. The mission, designated as Orb-1, is the first commercial resupply mission to … Continue reading

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New book about future course of civil timekeeping released

New book about future course of civil timekeeping released

The American Astronautical Society (AAS) just published the landmark title “Requirements for UTC and Civil Timekeeping on Earth,” a book detailing expert opinions about the present and future course of civil timekeeping. Based on the proceedings of an international colloquium … Continue reading

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