Arianespace: The Only Fish in the Pond (and Keeping It That Way)

Is a launch company that can’t field rockets for new customers still a launch company? If not, should European leadership still be taking its advice?

Space Industry Opportunities and Follies

I’ve got neither the looks nor the brains, but there are a lot of opportunities. Beware, though, folly is opportunity’s constant companion.

Reviewing Some 2022 Space Industry Trends

Up/down, toward/from–trends are the analyst’s Twitter Joke Format: they’re variations of the same thing, often reused and repeated, but seldom funny.

Revisiting a Few 2022 Space Activities

This article is just the first of my 2022 space industry examinations. The next will examine industry trends.

The Cake is a Lie: Europe’s Ariane 6 Delays

ArianeGroup, ESA, and the EU need more sense of urgency to help Europe gain its space sovereignty. So where is the promised cake?

Starlink and the Future Battlefield

A lot of positive press releases promote Starlink’s role in Ukraine. Some are probably even true. Also, an answer to a question concerning a potential single point of failure.

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.

European Union Space Plans: Why Lead, when It’s Easier to Follow?

The European Union wants a European high-speed broadband satellite system. Does it make sense? Maybe there's a more useful mission.

From Modular & Flexible to “A Necessary Step”

Nearly two weeks ago a European Union (EU) Commissioner, Thierry Breton, mentioned the European Ariane...