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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.

Varda Space Industries’ Logical Choice; Blue Origin’s Unhappy Workforce

Varda Space choosing SpaceX for launch services makes sense. Blue Origin's inept management of its workforce appears not to.

3Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

Launches from around the world remained about the same during the third quarter of 2021. Does that mean the spacecraft deployed also stayed level?

3Q21 Orbital Space Launch Review

How many orbital rockets did each nation launch during 2021's third quarter? And do the launches indicate a vibrant commercial market?

State Wildfires and DoD Infrared Satellites

We're here to help: Using the federal government's military space assets to help against natural disasters seems like a great idea. Or is it?

Bored With Inspiration4 (and Why That’s Great)

Inspiration4 was boring, but maybe that's a good thing (which other launch companies should contemplate). And, the DoD is conflicted about its ground systems.

No Rockets, No Fly: ULA’s Weird Predicament

What's the similarity between ULA's rockets and toilet paper (aside from being one-time use)? What might it mean for the U.S. launch market?

What’s Rad in the Suborbital Spaceflight Business?

How concerned about radiation do suborbital spaceflight passengers need to be? And two more nations are pushing their space programs to commercial companies.

NASA and USSF: It’s a Hard-Space Life For Us…

When NASA and the USSF acknowledge the difficulty of space operations, does that mean they expect a gold star? Or are they looking for a Daddy Warbucks to adopt them?

Musings About: SpaceX and Swarm Technologies

SpaceX acquires Swarm Technologies, but not all acquisitions are successful. Is it a case of peanut butter and chocolate? Do SpaceX's reasons, whatever they are, outweigh the acquisition risks?