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Asteroids and How To Stop Them From Killing Us – A Review of Asteroid Hunters by Carrie Nugent

Asteroids and How To Stop Them From Killing Us – A Review of Asteroid Hunters by Carrie Nugent

Let’s take a moment to appreciate all the ways the universe could destroy life on the planet, but hasn’t. Gamma ray bursts, solar flares knocking out the power grid, nearby supernovae, wandering asteroids…. Oh, those poor dinosaurs. So what are … Continue reading

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ROSAT reentry video available *Updated*

ROSAT reentry video available *Updated*

The German ROentgen SATellite, or ROSAT, is expected to return to Earth between Oct. 21 – 24, according to the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The DLR website states: “the reentry date can only be calculated to within plus/minus three days. … Continue reading

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UARS reentering is a GOOD thing

UARS reentering is a GOOD thing

Welcome to the future. Satellites reentering Earth’s atmosphere are the reality of living in the space age. In fact, it happens fairly regularly nowadays. We have expected this as we’ve been launching thousands of satellites over the last 50 years. … Continue reading

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Why global collaboration is essential to space situational awareness

Why global collaboration is essential to space situational awareness

Last week went by in a flash as I traveled to Omaha and New Orleans for two of our biggest tradeshows of the year—USSTRATCOM Space Symposium and GEOINT 2010. Tradeshows are the best places to take the pulse of the … Continue reading

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