The latest from Mark Albrecht

  • Orbital_Debris_ESA-879x485
    From the Magazine

    Op-ed | Congested space is a serious problem solved by hard work, not hysteria

    Since we first started placing objects into space there have been 11 known low Earth orbit collisions, and three known collisions at geostationary orbit. Think of it: 135 space shuttle flights, all of the Apollo, Gemini and Mercury flights, hundreds of telecommunications satellites, 1,300 functioning satellites on orbit today, half a million total objects in space larger than a marble, and fewer than 15 known collisions. Why do people worry?

  • Letter: Prudent To Delay EELV Block Buy

    On July 26, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released an excellent follow-on report on the Pentagon’s primary satellite launching program, “Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Is Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Its New Acquisition Strategy.”