David Knights' Weblog

July 20, 2018

Anti-satellite aircraft

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:03 am
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Have the Russians developed an aircraft with an anti-satellite capability.  Color me skeptical.

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July 19, 2018

Habitable moons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:17 am
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Interesting article on looking for habitable planets among the moons of gas giants.  I am skeptical that a moon of a gas giant could be habitable given the extended period of darkness that would be the result of most orbits. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

July 2, 2018

Latest space news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:04 am
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The Chinese are getting into the heavy lift rocket businessWe’ve finally got images of a new planet being born (sort of).  Interesting times in space news. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger.)

June 26, 2018

Chinese space station

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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It seems that the second Chinese space station is doing some unusual maneuvering. It would be shocking were to de-orbit their second space station so early into its life. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 19, 2018

Space Force

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The President has announced that he wants to see a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. I’ve always thought this was a good idea. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 15, 2018

Hypersonic weapons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:07 pm
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The two areas I really expect to see develop in the military over the next ten years are UAVs (in the form of actual combat vehicles, as opposed to recon drones) and hypersonic weapons.  Keep an eye on these areas.

May 31, 2018

Space Tycoons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:59 am
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A great editorial from Instapundit. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 26, 2018

More on SpaceX astronaut plans

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:11 am
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I have posted on this previously. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 7, 2018

Space: Safety vs Innovation

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:32 pm
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An interesting article on how NASA has become risk adverse and how SpaceX is pushing the envelope. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

May 4, 2018

More SpaceX news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:01 pm
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I continue to be amazed by the success of SpaceX.  I am happy enough that I am ALMOST willing to forgive Musk for all the corporate welfare his companies get. (This post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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