Astra’s Launch, Its Market(s); Musk’s Interview and Management

Astra successfully launches a rocket and will use customers as beta testers for its service; the market it is entering won't be as profitable as legacy space launch.

Musings About: SpaceX and Swarm Technologies

SpaceX acquires Swarm Technologies, but not all acquisitions are successful. Is it a case of peanut butter and chocolate? Do SpaceX's reasons, whatever they are, outweigh the acquisition risks?

The Disrupted Disruptor: Viasat, Starlink, and New Space

Viasat's 2021 annual report makes for some interesting reading: it's still aiming to slow Starlink while claiming some New Space cred.

Thinking About: SpaceX’s Latest Rideshare Deployments & Starlink Lasers

A certain space company, whose name rhymes with "Ace Pecs," keeps revising the possible, meaning competitors need to revise, too. Will they?

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.

U.S. Space Industry Growth Through U.S. Administrations

When Joe Biden becomes the President of the United States in late January, what does that mean for the commercial U.S. space industry?

SpaceBEES, Swarm, IoT, and Orbcomm

Swarm Technologies has learned a few lessons on the way to the launch of its first commercial satellites earlier in...

OneWeb: Activities, Plans, Impacts

Considering the company is dealing with Chapter 11 activities, OneWeb's other activities and plans have kept it...

Scrying Meaning: Project Kuiper’s FCC Approval/Revealed Investment

Amazon’s blog and the FCC announcement verified Amazon’s Project Kuiper plans and commitment, with...

The Challenge for Space Startups

In this part of the analysis, I’ll note that Space startups aren’t even on the...