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This is information about space, defense and intelligence that doesn’t require an astrophysics degree to understand.

Support the Federation of Galaxy Explorers

Support the Federation of Galaxy Explorers

As a proud longtime board member of the Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) and the leaders of the Philadelphia FOGE Chapter Mission Team, I wanted to remind everyone of the great work that FOGE is doing and the opportunities to … Continue reading

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Using STK for Malaysia Flight 370 search analysis

Using STK for Malaysia Flight 370 search analysis

As the search for Malaysia Flight 370 continues, we’ve been using STK to create scenarios that can give us a better perspective of where all the assets are that are playing an integral part in piecing together the plane’s mysterious … Continue reading

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Introducing the Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC)

Introducing the Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC)

The technology evolutionary process described by Moore’s Law has created possibilities that were previously unimaginable. Digital cameras and radio navigation are examples of once exclusive capabilities that have evolved to become affordable and widely available. A space business example is … Continue reading

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Gravity – our nod to an awe-inspiring ode to space exploration and the perils of debris

Gravity – our nod to an awe-inspiring ode to space exploration and the perils of debris

Can you believe it’s been nearly 20 years since Apollo 13 was up for the Best Picture Academy Award (against nominees Babe, Il Postino, Sense and Sensibility and Braveheart, which won)? This Sunday evening, another space-themed film will get its … Continue reading

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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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