This much we know: It’s not a bird and it’s not exactly a plane.
Beyond that, the U.S. Air Force holds all the answers. The mission of the unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which is scheduled to touch down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Tuesday after 22 months in orbit, has been described only vaguely as “to gather more test data.”
Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service. (more…)
Hackers want to eliminate Web censorship with satellite grid – TechSpot News.
In what appears to be a pipe dream. A group of #hackers associated with Chaos Computer club out in Stuttgart, Germany. Appears to have plans to launch their own communications satellites into space.
Lockheed Martin successfully completed thermal vacuum testing of the U.S. Air forces SBIRS GEO-2 satellite. It is the largest hurdle cleared so far in it’s path to launch the next generation of missile warning satellite.
Japan adds spy satellite to its network -msnbc.com.
MSNBC and Associated press report this morning that Japan has successfully launched a spy satellite aimed at being part of a network of intelligence gathering satellites due to be complete next year.
DirecTV’s TiVo ready to return December 8th in a few markets | Engadget.
Well it’s time for me to scream, IT’S ABOUT TIME!! I’ve long been a DirectTV and Tivo fan.