Saturday 15 June 2019

OSIRIS-REx now even nearer the surface of Bennu

Until August of this year OSIRIS-REx will be in Orbital B
at only 680 metres above the surface of asteroid Bennu.

Friday 14 June 2019

Why waste satellite junk?

Keith Volkert, the CEO of Satellite Consulting Inc.,
is seriously considering a scheme for taking big defunct satellites
from their current graveyard orbits
into new parking places in lunar orbit
for future recycling on the moon,
though he admits that " he still has to fill in some blank spaces in his plan".