Disposable Cameras

Swibel, Matthew
November 2006
Forbes Asia;11/13/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 19, p82
The article reports on the collaboration between the U.S. Air Force and the small company called AirLaunch on the deployment of lightweight satellites. The collaboration is in response to the limitations in the ability of U.S. satellites to detect nuclear-related movements. AirLaunch would strap a lightweight satellite onto an inexpensive rocket. In its third test flight, in July 2006, AirLaunch released a 72,000-pound, 66-foot-long rocket which was dropped from the C-17 aircraft.


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