Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), commonly known as UFOs, have captured public imagination for decades. However, scientific research into these phenomena has been limited. NASA recently released a report by an independent study team outlining how the agency can leverage its expertise and assets to enhance the scientific study of UAP. Satellite imaging and space-based observations will play a key role in this endeavor.Read More The Role of Satellite Imaging and Space-Based Observations in UAP Research
Satellites have become integral to modern life, impacting sectors like communication, Earth observation, defense, and scientific research. This article offers an exhaustive analysis of the UCS Satellite Database to unearth trends and insights into satellite operators, purposes, orbital classes, users, launch vehicles, and the age of these satellites.Read More Insights into the UCS Satellite Database (January 2023)
As the utilization of satellite technology continues to permeate various sectors, the need to efficiently manage this orbital infrastructure has never been more pressing. Satellite Lifecycle Extension Services (SLES) offer a pathway to extending the operational lives of satellites, thereby deferring the significant costs and resource investments associated with manufacturing and launching replacements. This article reviews SLES, detailing what these services entail, assessing which satellites stand to benefit considering factors such as purpose, mass, and orbit.Read More What Types of Satellites Constitute the “Pre-Starship Market” for Satellite Life Extension Services?
UAP sightings have reported various shapes over the years, with no definitive evidence supporting any particular shape as being more common than others. It’s important to note that UAP sightings are often subjective and may involve misidentifications or natural phenomena. This article reviews some of the common UAP shapes reported.Read More What are the Shapes of UAPs That Have Been Reported Over the Years?
The strategic importance of space for national security cannot be overstated. Once the frontier of scientific exploration and technological advancement, space has evolved to become an integral part of national security frameworks globally. From satellite-based navigation systems to intelligence gathering and military communications, the utilization of space has become deeply embedded in the functioning of modern defense systems. This article provides an overview of the many facets of space as they relate to national security, including satellite technology, space warfare, international law, ethical considerations, and the concept of space as critical infrastructure.Read More Space and National Security – A Quick Overview