The Michigan Launch Initiative: The Road Traveled Too Often

Stadium, spaceport, and monorail proposals have a few things in common. Unfortunately, one significant commonality relies on twisting facts and supplying doses of unrealistic optimism.

A Learning Opportunity: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Failure

When launch gives you lemons, learn. And then pass along the lessons.

Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

A cooperatively created guide of best practices courtesy of a few well-known companies' experiences.

Space Domain Awareness: Moving Towards Global and Commercial Needs

Commercial satellite deployment activity and plans highlight the fact the U.S. government and the world don't have plans or means to provide the necessary space domain awareness services.

Euclid’s Choice: A Dilemma Facing Other Space Operators

Soyuz is a Russian-made rocket, no longer available to Europe’s Arianespace. Is contemplating a particular alternative not in Europe’s interest? Especially if there are no logical alternatives?

SDA’s Nudge Exposes Legacy Challenges

Northrop Grumman’s latest subcontracting announcement to fulfill an SDA contract is part of a U.S. space industry trend. But does that trend expose weakness or opportunity?

Pretense of Competition: U.S. National Security Space Launch

There’s little disagreement that rocket science is hard. But why insist on ineffective programs that make it harder while limiting the competition?

Missed Opportunities? Space and the Human Body

Many global space economy estimates and excited growth pronouncements seem to leave something meaningful out of their equations. That omission is only human.

Boeing’s Successful Starliner Flight Test: And Then??

It’s great that Boeing is experiencing success with its latest Starliner test flight. Does that success translate to a fruitful future?

Astra’s Rocket Spin

Do Astra’s three C’s (capacity, cadence, and cost) lure the last of the three F’s?