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1Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

Even if Starlink satellites hadn't been deployed during 1Q21, overall commercial satellite deployments were high during 2021's first three months.

Missed Opportunities? Space and the Human Body

Many global space economy estimates and excited growth pronouncements seem to leave something meaningful out of their equations. That omission is only human.

Chasing Dreams: SNC and Spirit Defense and Space

Using word combinations such as "commercialization of space" and "access to the space economy" sounds good. Does SNC know what those words mean?

China: Starlink Obsession

For various reasons, Starlink seems to be one of the biggest worries to China’s leaders since the first open internet. Maybe it’s the “open” part that worries them the most?

Boeing’s Successful Starliner Flight Test: And Then??

It’s great that Boeing is experiencing success with its latest Starliner test flight. Does that success translate to a fruitful future?

Compromised Capabilities: Smallsats As Tools, Not Cornerstones

Examining a smallsat report from the Atlantic Council using hatchbacks and trailer trucks.

Starlink, China, and Upset Plans

Arianespace and Viasat complaining about SpaceX and Starlink are par for the course. But when China openly worries, maybe the company is doing something right?

Pythom’s Risky Business: The Ethics of Safely Testing Rockets

You know it will be a difficult topic when Pythom keeps autocorrecting to Python. Stupid autocorrect!

U.S. Space Industry’s Perennial Problem

A story of money, space, statistics, and science, and the workforce that doesn't want anything to do with it.