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Iran’s Launch Troubles (Is a Commercial Solution Possible?)

Iran's civil rocket launch efforts are hobbled by ancient technology and other challenges. Its commercial sector has a long way to go.

The Potential Horror and Devastation of Progress

With an orbital Starship launch about two months away, sticking one's head in the sand as the preferred alternative to business strategy will result in a few predictable outcomes.

General Atomics LINCS; Wyler’s New Space Constellation

General Atomics seems to be blaming SpaceX for its satellite troubles. And Greg Wyler decides an order of magnitude is too small for a satellite constellation.

European LEO Broadband: feasible but unrealistic?

The EU's commissioner keeps pushing forward a vision of European LEO broadband service. If approved it will likely be built, but certainly not quickly.

Radian’s Laden Spaceplane; A LEO Economy?

Not every topic lends itself to Monty Python quotes, but when a serious startup makes it easy…well… Also, some helpful space industry observations from Deloitte.

Astra’s Challenges; Loft Orbital Goes Bigger

More concerns about Astra, but from a finance group. Does Loft's agreement with Airbus mean more payloads per satellite or larger payloads?

Amazon’s Digital Assistant in Space; Florida Men Devise a Cunning Plan

NASA will be testing Amazon’s Alexa on an Artemis mission. The space agency has obviously never seen movies involving AIs and space… Also, two Florida men want to make Florida a space leader?

“Good Question!”

More reflection…this time about the utility of technical knowledge in commercial space enterprise. Does a bright idea answering a technical challenge lead to a new business segment?

China’s Space Progress Twice U.S. Rate? More Money=More Innovation

Generals sometimes say the wildest, most fact-free things, especially about China. A lawmaker believes the U.S. Space Force’s innovation problem is low funding.