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Video taken in-orbit July 8, 2014, using an inspection camera on-board the Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) TechDemoSat-1 satellite starting about 30 seconds after separation from the launcher. Credit: SSTL

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Guest Blog | The Tyranny of Requirements

From Wayne Hale's Blog:

"I have frequently quoted the old adage: 'given unlimited resources and unlimited schedule, great engineers will produce exactly nothing.' That is because we engineers can’t leave it alone; there is always a slightly better way to do it if we just junk the design we have in hand and start with a clean sheet of paper. Successful program and project management requires many talents and abilities, but critical among them is having a leader who can just say no to creeping requirements."
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Aug. 11

 
PROFILE: Scott Whatmough, vice president, integrated communications systems, Raytheon
 
Coverage of the Small Satellite Conference in Logan, Utah. 
Coverage of AIAA Space conference in San Diego

 
Aug. 18
 
Not publishing
 

Aug. 25
 
PROFILE: Carey Smith, president, Honeywell Technology solutions

SPOTLIGHT: Busek Co., a Massachusetts propulsion provider
 
SPECIAL REPORT ON MISSILE DEFENSE: Coverage at the Space and Missile Defense conference in Huntsville, Alabama. Updates possible on Ground-based Midcourse Defense, Standard Missile -3 and Aegis Ashore programs.
 
DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3 satellite scheduled to launch Aug. 13 aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket 
  
Two Galileo navigation satellites slated to launch Aug. 22 on a Soyuz provided by Arianespace.

 

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