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Seeing Infrared, Part 1: Large, Big, Fat, Juicy Targets

Part 1: When SMC buys expensive infrared satellites, does a lt. colonel get its wings? Especially if the satellites are still "juicy targets?"

Process, Control, the SDA’s SpaceX Selection

Expect more crocodile tears and handwringing from lawmakers as SDA bypasses NSSL for cheaper, more-responsive, launch prices.

Thousand Islands: Indonesia, the Philippines, & Satellite Communications

Nations with thousands of islands using satellites as their communications backbone. At least one is eyeing Starlink.

2020 Commercial Global Space Market, Part 2: Profitable, but Not Mature (Yet)

How the heck could automobile driving help mature the global space industry? **Warning** this is the longest yet.

2020 Commercial Global Space Market, Part 1: The Year of Government Dependence

While the global space industry was busy and profitable during 2020, perhaps its activities and profits are not signs of a healthy “commercial” space sector.

U.S. Rocket Launch Market: Strictly Commercial?

Even with COVID-19 having its way with the world, space launch services worldwide were busy. Does it imply a healthy commercial market?

A Grudging Look at National Space Policy

The new National Space Policy guidelines for commercial space look like the old Space Policy guidelines. Is there anything new?

Blue Origin: Old Space in New Space Clothing

I don't believe Blue Origin is the launch company any of us thought it was going to be. Here's why...

Implications of Starship’s 12.5 km Test

SpaceX's Starship test yesterday is evidence that the company's rocket is real, which will result in real impacts on the rest of the sector.

Commercial Space-based EO/RS Sector Growth, Part 3: Products

Did you know that U.S. government agencies haven't been using international resources that are available during a disaster?