A recent essay in The Space Review discusses a plan to effectuate space debris remediation. While their space debris remediation scheme raises a lot of questions, the authors make a puzzling comment towards the end of their essay with reference to Article IX. Article IX of the OST, among other things, calls on nations to […]Read more "Space Debris Remediation and the Customary Usage of Article IX"
Joan Freese-Johnson and I collaborated on an op-ed for Space News on December 8, 2014 exploring the possible intentions and purpose of a prior Russian mystery-spacecraft, Object 2014-28E. While the actions of NORAD 40258 are different and in some cases more alarming than those of Object 2014-28E, the analysis in this piece is applicable. As […]Read more "Revisting NORAD 40258 and the Activities of Object 2014-28E"
The LUCH (OLYMP) satellite, which is designated NORAD ID 40258, was launched by the Russian Federation on Sept. 28, 2014, aboard a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft was built by ISS Reshetnev, a Russian satellite manufacturer. According to an October 9, 2015 article in Space News, NORAD 40258 has caused […]Read more "The Account of NORAD 40258 and U.S. Options Under Article IX"