Wednesday 7 February 2018

Falcon Heavy and a dummy named "Starman"

Ian Whittaker, writing for The Conversation,
has clearly been impressed by Elon Musk's latest achievement,
but he has not let himself be carried away
by the dummy in the cherry-red roadster
looking for alien hitchhikers in the galaxy.

Thursday 1 February 2018


Since yesterday GovSat-1 has been up in the sky,
and in a good two weeks' time
of "orbit-raising procedures and in-orbit tests"
it should be ready to become operational
at 36,000 kilometres above the equator
and remain so for the next 15 years.