Mars Is a Bright Object in Tonight’s Sky

Featured in this week’s article is an image of Mars taken on the morning of August 2. A 14-inch Celestron telescope captured the digital photograph from my personal observatory, located in Crawfordville, Georgia.

The Shared and Competing Interests of Space Coalitions

Infiltrating the politics of the national space policy are a variety of space advocacy coalitions that apply pressure on policymakers in many different directions.

Space Mission Profiles: IKONOS, a Commercial Earth Observation Satellite

IKONOS was a commercial Earth observation satellite that was launched in September 1999.  It operated for almost 16 years until its decommissioning in March 2015.

NASA Probes Are Expanding Our Knowledge of the Sun

The Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) consists of two identical spacecraft which NASA launched in 2006 into two different heliocentric orbits

Mars Is a Bright Object in Tonight’s Sky

The Shared and Competing Interests of Space Coalitions

Space Mission Profiles: IKONOS, a Commercial Earth Observation Satellite

NASA Probes Are Expanding Our Knowledge of the Sun

Will future space exploration be led by the government or the private sector? In this episode, Dr. Gary Deel talks to Dr. Dan Britt about the evolving role of private-sector companies like SpaceX in space exploration and space commerce.