No Rockets, No Fly: ULA’s Weird Predicament

What's the similarity between ULA's rockets and toilet paper (aside from being one-time use)? What might it mean for the U.S. launch market?

A Grudging Look at National Space Policy

The new National Space Policy guidelines for commercial space look like the old Space Policy guidelines. Is there anything new?

Government Space Budgets=Industry Priorities (Where’s Commercial?)

And last week one possible space industry player, the Department of Commerce (DoC), just received a small boost from a...

The Challenge for Space Startups

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

Maps, Streaming Video, and Earth Observation

(The air corridors above East Germany looked a little like that) A long time ago, I managed to acquire what I thought was an interesting map. It was rather large--about the size of a 4X8 wall panel--and when laid out, it had a map of East and West Germany on it. Of particular interest to… Continue reading Maps, Streaming Video, and Earth Observation

Overclassification, Commerce, and Safety

“New DoD Policy To Ease Space Secrecy Near: Raymond”--Breaking Defense, April 2020 “...and despite the Presidential order to refrain from unwarranted classification, a culture persists that defaults to the avoidance of risk rather than its proper management.” --”TRANSFORMING the SECURITY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM,” November 2012 “The point of aerospace integration is to merge space capabilities into… Continue reading Overclassification, Commerce, and Safety