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January 17, 2022

Kratos

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:36 pm
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This company has come from nowhere to be the huge player in the UAV market.  They are doing some amazing things, and I suspect that we don’t know the half of what they are really doing.  Latest here.

January 11, 2022

Way to go ESA

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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It looks like the James Webb telescope launch last week will be in service much longer than expected thanks to the ESA’s Ariane 5’s efficiency. Story here.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

January 10, 2022

Missile torpedoes

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:33 pm
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Who would have thought there are missile launched torpedoes?  India has them now.

December 30, 2021

China is serious about the moon

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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And we should be too.  Story here. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 15, 2021

More SpaceX success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:32 am
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Time just made Elon Musk Man of the Year.  IMHO it is well deserved.  We wouldn’t be in space like we are if it wasn’t for him.  An example. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

December 14, 2021

This is cool

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:21 pm
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While I am generally wary of Chinese ambitions in space, I have to say that this is a cool example of cooperation and an indication of where we could go with a less oppressive Chinese government.

December 9, 2021

UFOs and government

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:19 pm
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This column doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

December 2, 2021

Well, this is good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:34 pm
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First orbital Starship test in January.

November 30, 2021

Oh no!

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:04 pm
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Story here.  I am hopeful that Elon is being dramatic for the purposes of lighting a fire under his employees.  Time will tell.

November 23, 2021

Interesting USAF developments

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:11 am
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Story here.  I wonder how much is already operational that we are not aware of?

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