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1Q21 Orbital Space Launch Review

A minor launch update for 2021. The upshot: a particular company (with a name that rhymes with “base specs”) has been very busy.

Space Sector Suppliers: Too Little, Too Long?

The new generation of space companies leans towards vertical integration for its satellites and rockets--with good reasons. Is this a good thing?

Hardware is Not Software: Marketing Mixups in EO/RS and Launch

The great software companies of Silicon Valley are held in high esteem by those in the space industry. But admiration does not equal industry knowledge and understanding. Investors be aware!

Thinking About: Rocket Lab’s About-Face

What do Rocket Lab's plans for a just-right rocket mean for current and future competitors? Are chasing constellations reason enough for switching?

DoD Dreams of Grandeur and Influence in Commercial Space

DOD’s vision of how commercial space markets work seems to be generated from a standpoint of self-importance. But history and current healthy markets diverge from the DoD’s vision--thankfully.

Focus On: ClimaCell’s Business and Weather Constellation

ClimaCell's decision to deploy and operate a weather satellite constellation puts real business in a field of wannabees.

Virgin Galactic’s Fumble

Passengers take Virgin at its word about safety when they fly on the airline. Should they for the spaceline? Also, Sandy Munro visits the Starship/Super Heavy factory.

Commercial Space and its Slugworths: A Lack of Pure Imagination

Are some of the struggles some of the space startups are dealing with more to do with a lack of "Pure Imagination?" Is this why we see them offering similar products consumers aren't interested in?

Focus on: U.S. Launch Markets & the CEO’s Lament

This is not the first time we've heard the launch market can't support new players. Do reasons for that assertion make sense? Maybe for ULA.

Focus On: Telesat’s Lightspeed Satellites, Constellation, and Purpose

Telesat's LEO constellation has a different, fancier name. It released satellite details, too. Do they matter? Are they differentiators?