The hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on January 27, 2016 did not disappoint. Senator McCain came out strong against Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall with what can be characterized as a verbal flogging. Doubtless, Senator McCain is doubly […]Read more "Thoughts on the RD-180, Senator McCain and Unicorns"
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In this week’s edition of The Space Review, Brian Chow submitted a brief article to discuss the “justification of US pre-emptive self-defense.” His focus was related to “space stalkers” that could attack “several critical satellites from such a close proximity that the US would not have time to save them-if it…
The latest candidate for state laws limiting liability for commercial space activities was introduced in Georgia with the Georgia Space Flight Act. The bill, which is sponsored by Georgia state representatives Jason Spencer, Mickey Stephens, Ron Stephens, Jeff Jones, John Corbett and Craig Gordon, is designed along the line of other state-sponsored bills to facilitate […]Read more "Immunity from Nuisance: Georgia’s New Twist for State Commercial Space Laws"
January 11th marks the ninth anniversary of China’s infamous test of a direct-ascent ASAT on its weather satellite FY-1C in polar orbit. It goes without saying the test was an alarming event, the effects of which are still being felt today both in terms of the orbital debris environment the test created, and the wake-up […]Read more "FY-1C: Nine Years Later We’re Still Hitting the Snooze Button"