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Webinar on the Globalization of Space

, former co-director

The next in our Global Security Technical Webinar Series will be held on Thursday, February 11, at noon Boston time (17:00 UTC) (for corresponding times around the world click here).

Dr. Jonathan McDowell of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA, will be talking about:

“The Globalization of Space: What’s Up?” Read more >

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North Korea Successfully Puts Its Second Satellite in Orbit

, former co-director

North Korea launched earlier than expected, and successfully placed its second satellite into orbit. Read more >

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Russian Rocket Body Seen as a Streak over Arizona

, former co-director

A fireball seen in the sky over the western U.S. got a lot of press attention today, with people wondering what it was and whether it was a threat.

The U.S. military, which tracks objects in space, said that it was caused by the reentry into the atmosphere of the empty stage of a Russian SL-4 rocket body, which apparently had been launched a day earlier. Read more >

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FWIW, LA UFO is SLBM–LOL

, senior scientist

Southern California was freaking out this past weekend when this appeared in the skies: Read more >

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New Update to UCS Satellite Database

, senior scientist

An updated version of the UCS Satellite Database has just been posted. This update includes satellites launched through August 31, 2015. Currently, we tally 1305 actively operating satellites. (Reminder: a detailed discussion of what we mean by “active” can be found here.) Read more >

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