A little over two years ago, China conducted the now notorious direct ascent ASAT shot on the Fengyun-1 satellite which was in a polar orbit. We’ve commented extensively at the time and a year hence on the issues raised by […]
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Some interesting end-of-year numbers from www.pingdom.com: Email 1.3 billion – The number of email users worldwide. 210 billion – The number of emails sent per day in 2008. 70% – The percentage of emails that are spam. 53.8 trillion – […]
Best wishes for a safe New Year’s eve and a bright, prosperous year to come… And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere ! And gie’s a hand o’ thine ! And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught, For auld lang syne. For […]
Today: … and one from the files for yesterday
…And it is an interesting read, informing the potential rationale behind some recent decisions, such as the Navy stepping away from the DDG-1000: Future Challenges Risk An underlying assumption in our understanding of the strategic environment is that the predominant […]
Eighty feet & 7 inches wingtip to wingtip; 700 sqft of wing surface; Controls linked by a conglomerate of torque-tubes, hydraulics and cables (old school fly-by wire) and a propensity for interesting excursions in the “burble” which can manifest at […]
Memo to the Strategic Communications folks – might want to work on that “Uniform Message” thing… (version released to AGENCE France-Presse ) (version released to Associated Press – note the dud in the foreground)
Truly a watershed event – story here.
30 June 1956. Two airliners, a TWA Lockheed Constellation and a United Airlines DC-7 are eastbound, in uncontrolled airspace in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon. Both were flying under visual flight rules ostensibly to avoid the thunderstorms building in […]
Third Sub has been hauled down, mast held and NJP duly administered: