Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

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

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?

Bernie Sanders and NASA’s Spending

Isn’t it always better to bring up a suggestion to a problem, instead of only pointing out there is one?

Amazon Project Kuiper: Enabler of Fictional Rockets?

Amazon's Project Kuiper chooses not just one but three launch providers for its satellites. And commercial space companies take political decisions away.

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.

Bluster II: the Breakup

What happens if you take away space opportunities and no one notices or cares? We’ll find out soon, once Rogozin stops shooting himself and Roscosmos in the foot.

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.

Amazon’s Digital Assistant in Space; Florida Men Devise a Cunning Plan

NASA will be testing Amazon’s Alexa on an Artemis mission. The space agency has obviously never seen movies involving AIs and space… Also, two Florida men want to make Florida a space leader?