Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Been There, Done Something Similar to That

When I read the headline that our F-15s would launch satellites, I thought, what's the big deal?

During the Cold War the F-15 demonstrated the ability to launch anti-satellite weapons. Given miniaturization of satellites, putting an actual satellite into orbit should be child's play:

DARPA officials hope the program can deliver satellites under 100 pounds within 24 hours notice and for a price tag under $1 million.

Of course, the first two comments at the top mention the old anti-satellite history of the plane.

But it is still neat.