Following the previous CNES café about French military space, the French space agency has organized this month a Q&A about Copernicus, the European Earth observation program. The first speaker was Véronique Mariette, from the innovation & science directorate of CNES, Earth environment climate division. She is in charge of relations with the European Space Agency… Continue reading Everything you wanted to know about Copernicus
A summary of a talk by two top French military space officials.
Faced with ever more pressing threats, how can satellites be defended?
The reliance of the US on space reconnaissance pushed China and Russia towards a counterspace strategy. What means can they use to disable satellites?
The French parliament recently had a hearing of the French Joint Commander for Space, and since I found it interesting, here is a quick summary as well as an English translation.
China is launching mysterious trios of spy satellites. What are they doing once in orbit?
A database of digital high to medium resolution (GSD<50m) Earth observation satellites, government or commercial (excluding universities). LEO ELINT satellites, and film systems launched since 2000, are also included.
An analysis of the USA-202 ORION satellite and its capabilities, based on classified documents.
Following our previous article which described what kind of Soviet emitters the USA could target, here is a timeline of the satellites that performed the collection.
A quick overview of the various types of signal intelligence targets, with an emphasis on the Soviet Cold War systems