ISRAEL CAN INTO MOON CRASH

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress On 11 April, the unmanned Israeli moon lander Beresheet (Hebrew for “in the Beginning”, as written in biblical texts) made an unsuccessful descent onto the lunar surface. This was attributed to a chain of technical issues, such as…

SATELLITE WARS: THE MODI STRIKES BACK?

“Power, Unlimited Power”? On Wednesday, 27 March, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced that the country had successfully tested ASAT (Anti-Satellite) missiles. The missile was fired from a testing facility in Odisha, Eastern India, led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO),…

TRUMP CAN’T OPT OUT OF OP-ED

On the 5th of September, the New York Times released a ground-breaking Op-Ed of an anonymous official in the White House working in a resistance against President Donald Trump’s administration. The unnamed official has described President Trump’s leadership style as “impetuous, adversarial, petty and…