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May 27, 2020

SpaceX launch scrubbed

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 pm
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Damn weather.  Next window for launch is Saturday afternoon. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who I am sure is frustrated right now.)

This one is for Inch

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:46 am
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See here.  Clarity on this issue is necessary.

China’s space ambitions

Filed under: Technology,Politics — dknights @ 4:45 am
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China is going to Mars.  Frankly, the US has spent the last 10 years on a space exploration vacation.  That needs to end. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 26, 2020

Well this isn’t good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:43 pm
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Virgin Orbit apparently experienced a test failure.  Hate to see this as the more companies are competing in the launch arena, the better for all of us.

MiG-29s in Libya

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:59 am
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Looks like Russia is sending clandestine support to rebels in Libya.  The most interesting part of the story to me is the fact that the MiG-29 is almost completely out of the Russian Air Force inventory.

A new episode of AScaleCanadianTV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:41 am
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Jim has a new episode out.  Give it a watch.

Link here.

 

May 22, 2020

A question

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 8:36 am
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Shouldn’t the FBI and CIA be concentrating on preventing this type of stuff?  Seems like they’ve been a bit distracted of late.

May 21, 2020

Commercial spaceflight

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:56 pm
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It has been a money saver and has let us develop faster than government programs alone. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

RS Do-22

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:47 pm
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I will be getting this.  Yugoslavian and Latvian markings!  Yes. please.

May 20, 2020

The future is coming

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:14 pm
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and fast.  I expect within 5 years the USAF will have these systems entering service.

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