Space

Space Force Troops Involved in “Orbital Warfare” Get A New Nickname – Guardians

By Aaron Kesel With prior news that the United States Space Force has created a unit dedicated to “orbital warfare,” it’s somewhat fitting that the Space Force troops get re-named to be the “Guardians.” The name was revealed by outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, appears to be a play on the Marvel superhero film Guardians…

Space Force Members Will Be Called “Guardians” Mike Pence Announces

By John Vibes On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence announced that members of the Space Force military service will be called guardians. “We just returned from the Oval Office and so it is my honor, on behalf of the President of the United States, to announce that henceforth, the men and women of the United…

Space Command Says Russia Just Tested Another Anti-Satellite Missile, Blasts “Hostile Act”

It appears the US Space Force already has some justification for its existence as Russia has this week test-fired a new anti-satellite missile, according to US officials. Chief of the Space Command, Army Gen. James Dickinson, condemned what he called Russia’s making space a “warfighting domain” by its provocative actions in statements issued Wednesday, a day…

Autonomous Drone To Launch Satellites Into Orbit For Space Force

By Tyler Durden Forget air-launching rockets at high altitudes from a conventional aircraft to carry satellites to low Earth orbit because now, a drone can do that. This past week, a startup in Alabama called Aevum unveiled the Ravn X Autonomous Launch Vehicle designed to carry and launch satellites into low-orbit, according to a company press…

Autonomous Drone To Launch Satellites Into Orbit For Space Force  

Forget air-launching rockets at high altitudes from a conventional aircraft to carry satellites to low Earth orbit because now, a drone can do that.  This past week, a startup in Alabama called Aevum unveiled the Ravn X Autonomous Launch Vehicle designed to carry and launch satellites into low-orbit, according to a company press release.  As described…

Tesla Ordered By German Court To Stop Cutting Down A Forest To Make Space For Its German Gigafactory

Tesla, best known as the automaker that is supposedly saving the planet and/or mankind, depending on what type of Musk-cult-member you’re talking to that day, has been officially ordered by a German court to stop cutting down trees on a site it is clearing for its first car plant in Germany. Because, as we all…

Laser Hacking from Afar: Vehicles, Smart Home Tech, Medical Devices, Industrial and Space Systems

By B.N. Frank There seems to be no shortage of bizarre and terrifying reports about “smart” and wireless devices – including utility “Smart” Meters and medical devices – being vulnerable to cyberattacks (see 1, 2). At least one video has been posted online that demonstrates how to break into a smart home with a laser….

This Is How Much Space $300,000 Buys In Cities Around The World

By Tyler Durden The bull market in hot urban retail and commercial real estate markets lasted for pretty much the entire post-crisis recovery period. But COVID has turned things around; and as people flee to the suburbs, it’s worth taking a look at how valuations have declined. While urban real estate markets have taken a…

Space Race 2.0: China Launches “Historic” Mission To Moon To Collect Rocks From Unvisited Area

It what could mark the beginning of another era of “space races”, China has officially launched an unmanned spacecraft to the moon with plans of bringing back lunar rocks. It marks the first attempt by any nation to retrieve rocks from the moon since the 1970s. On Monday, Reuters confirmed the launch: CHINA LAUNCHES ROCKET CARRYING PROBE…

Solar Energy Collecting Satellites That Would Beam EMF at Earth = More Space Junk and Other Problems

By B.N. Frank Dangerous situations created by space junk are already a huge problem. Opposition and warnings continue to increase about it as well as the tens of thousands of satellites and similar vehicles being launched for blasting 5G and WiFi at Earth (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,…

Watch “Historic” Event: SpaceX Rocket To Launch Astronauts To Space Station

If schedules and the weather hold up, the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Mission on the “Resilience” Crew Dragon spacecraft, powered by a Falcon 9 rocket, will begin at 7:27 p.m. ET on Sunday from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  🚀 We’re sending four astronauts to the @Space_Station on a U.S….

Can The ‘EmDrive’ Actually Work For Space Travel?

Authored by Paul Sutter via Space.com, Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and author of How to Die in Space. He contributed this article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Opinions and Insights. The “EmDrive” claims to make the impossible possible: a method of pushing spacecraft around without the…

The Space Force Has Created an “Orbital Warfare” Unit, and Now Has Its Own Spaceship

By Justin MacLachlan It’s not specifically a TIE fighter or X-Wing from the “Star Wars” series, but The Drive reported last week that Trump’s recently created Space Force is now in charge of the experimental X-37B spacecraft. A craft that was prior in the ownership of the Air Force, which should turn many heads. The…

China Launches First 6G Satellite Despite Experts Warning about Dangerous Levels of “Space Junk” and Electromagnetic Radiation

By B.N. Frank High-speed internet CAN be achieved without satellites and without WiFi. Last year, the World Health Organization warned that high levels of Electromagnetic Fields (aka “Electrosmog”) could cause health issues in a significant percentage of the population. Electrosmog includes 5G and other sources of harmful wireless WiFi radiation (see 1, 2). Opposition and…

The Next Area 51? Space Force Opens New Lab For Testing “Novel Space Vehicles”

By Tyler Durden The US Air Force recently announced the opening of a new high-tech lab which it says will be used by the recently established Space Force (USSF) to test advanced materials and designs for space vehicles such as satellites and spacecraft. The new lab facility is located at Kirtland Air Force Base in…

The Next Area 51? Space Force Opens New Lab For Testing ‘Novel Space Vehicles’

The US Air Force recently announced the opening of a new high-tech lab which it says will be used by the recently established Space Force (USSF) to test advanced materials and designs for space vehicles such as satellites and spacecraft. The new lab facility is located at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico and…

Elon Musk Eyes Space Mining Of Asteroid Worth More Than Global Economy

Not too long ago, NASA asked Tesla’s Elon Musk, who runs the rocket company SpaceX, to assist in a future space exploration mission of a giant metallic asteroid called “16 Psyche” that contains trillions of dollars in rare metals.  16 Psyche is one of the most massive objects in the asteroid belt orbiting between Mars and…