Post by Shep on Jan 8, 2018 11:34:40 GMT
SpaceX iridium-4 mission
January 7-8, 2018 Space Launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will attempt to land at Cape Canaveral, Florida
SpaceX iridium-3 mission 2017 Oct
* 2017 Inserted from another thread
A satellite may be falling apart
July 8, 2017 - Objects were located near a satellite in June
2,000 objects in geostationary orbit, 1/4 are satellites
An uncontrolled debris event up there could lead to a cascading event.
No satellites, potentially no tv or cellphone or internet.
I take excerpt and re-write stuff
Israel launchs satellites into space
Aug 2, 2017 - Israel announced that its Jupiter and Venus systems were launched into space on 2 satellites. They were launched aboard a rocket from French Guiana in South America.
The Jupiter system is a component of the OPTSAT 300 satellite. It can identify objects as small as a half-meter from a height of 600 kilometers.
Venus environmental research satellite will track climate change trends such as desertification, erosion, pollution and natural disasters. It takes multispectral photos in 12 wavelengths with a resolution of 5.3 meters from an altitude of 720 km.
Space Force was rolled out Sept 2019
as the 6th branch of U.S. Military