Masters of the dark art: The NRO and the operational level of war

Although the first satellite was launched nearly 60 years ago, no one has emerged as a key strategist yet about military space operations. Joseph T. Page II argues that, for now, one could learn lessons about the NRO has made use of space over those decades

(Credit:  Joseph T. Page II)

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Monday, September 11, 2017 

The past and future of outer solar system exploration

As NASA prepares for the end of the Cassini mission, it also spent time last week marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager missions, still operating today. Jeff Foust reports on those looks back at the past, as well as planning for future missions for the outer solar system using new and existing spacecraft.

(credit: Jeff Foust)

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Monday, September 11, 2017 

Privilege of a lifetime

A key artifact from the Apollo program is not in a museum but instead on the ocean floor. Dwayne Day discusses the history of a famous helicopter used to recover astronauts from several Apollo missions, and why it’s time to retrieve it from the Pacific.

(Credit: Dwayne Day)

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Monday, September 11, 2017 

For decades, the NERO has developed the strategy and tactics needed to excel in military space operations, despite the lack of spacepower theory or theorists.

Recent observations suggest that 2014 MU69, the Kuiper Belt object New Horizons will fly past in 2019, could be a binary: two smaller bodies orbiting each other. (credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

The US Navy helicopter known as “Helo 66” recovering the Apollo 11 crew. (credit: US Navy)