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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?

Containerization and Cargo Ships (or, why The Launch is Too Damn High)

Every new launch company seems to have their own solution. But are they even asking the right questions? And will their activities impact the space industry--in a positive way?

The Disrupted Disruptor: Viasat, Starlink, and New Space

Viasat's 2021 annual report makes for some interesting reading: it's still aiming to slow Starlink while claiming some New Space cred.

Sincerely and With Great Respect: Bezos Makes NASA an Offer

There are all sorts of reasons why NASA should ignore Bezos' latest offer. But most folks will focus on the $2 billion for why it shouldn't.

Focus On: Virgin Galactic’s Wild Ride–Future of Spaceflight or Fair Ride?

With a major milestone out of the way, is Virgin Galactic primed for becoming the future of suborbital human spaceflight?

2Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

While 2021 launches have yet to eclipse records, satellite deployments already have. Read on to see how many satellites have deployed during the first half of 2021.