Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

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

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?

Single Point of Failure: When All Launches Lead to SpaceX

I’ve written a few analyses that noted that relying on SpaceX for spacecraft launches is a problem. A few folks have asked me to clarify that observation.

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.

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.

3Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

Launches from around the world remained about the same during the third quarter of 2021. Does that mean the spacecraft deployed also stayed level?

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.

Research/Development, Baidu Maps’ Curious Grey Tiles, and Planet

This Buzzfeed story, “Blanked Out Spots On China's Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang's Camps,” came out last week. Let’s clarify this in...

Strength in FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt)

Two space industry documents were published in the past few weeks that ultimately provided a “state of health” of the space industry. Earlier in April, the SmallSat Alliance rang the warning bell about the precarious health of some of the “new space companies” in the U.S. This warning was submitted as a paper to congressional… Continue reading Strength in FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt)