GeoOptics has never lobbied against COSMIC-2; indeed, we celebrate the world stature of COSMIC and COSMIC-2 to establish beyond a doubt the criticality of radio occultation in precision weather forecasting.
Debris mitigation guidelines — preventing the addition of new debris on orbit — have been embraced by international space users, but analysis has shown that mitigation alone will not ensure the sustainability of the space environment; debris remediation — preventing collisions between massive derelict objects — will also be needed.
U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James was wise to order up an independent review of the service’s ponderous process for certifying new entrants in the national security launch market.
Your generation is going to take the things that people of my generation started and make them your own. You’re going to do things that we haven’t even considered yet.
The smooth rollout of the $11 billion JPSS program, which will feed U.S. weather forecasting models through 2028, is among Volz’s top challenges as he takes the reins at NOAA’s satellite office.
Mars Society Founder Robert Zubrin argues that the United States needs a new national security policy. "For the first time in more than 60 years, we face the real possibility of a large-scale conventional war, and we are woefully unprepared."
There will come a time, then, when we must choose between a destiny among the stars or extinction.
European governments appear to have missed a big opportunity for costs savings with the French Defense Ministry’s decision to move ahead with plans to procure a pair of dedicated military communications satellites from a pair of domestic manufacturers.
Longtime Washington space policy wonk Marcia Smith offers a little reality check for those who fret that the assignment of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to chair the Senate Commerce science and space subcommittee is a death knell for NASA’s climate ch…
As the 114th U.S. Congress convened for the first time, with Republicans in control of the Senate and boasting a bigger majority in the House, there was talk from some corners of compromise and breaking the gridlock that has paralyzed Washington for several years.