Starlink, China, and Upset Plans

Arianespace and Viasat complaining about SpaceX and Starlink are par for the course. But when China openly worries, maybe the company is doing something right?

Examining 2021 Space Industry Trends

Contemplation is healthy for the soul, even if it's regarding the space industry.

Bored With Inspiration4 (and Why That’s Great)

Inspiration4 was boring, but maybe that's a good thing (which other launch companies should contemplate). And, the DoD is conflicted about its ground systems.

Building the Space Force on a Sandy Foundation

A case of garbage-in, garbage-out? Or, like Pink’s hit album, Missundaztood? Continuation of USAF confusion about space operations? There are no good choices in this Space Force-focused paper.

DoD Dreams of Grandeur and Influence in Commercial Space

DOD’s vision of how commercial space markets work seems to be generated from a standpoint of self-importance. But history and current healthy markets diverge from the DoD’s vision--thankfully.

Seeing Infrared, Part 1: Large, Big, Fat, Juicy Targets

Part 1: When SMC buys expensive infrared satellites, does a lt. colonel get its wings? Especially if the satellites are still "juicy targets?"

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?

LauncherOne Customers and DoD Wish Fulfillment

If Virgin Orbit launches a proper business, will the DoD's wish finally come true? Or is it a case of being “careful what you wish for?”

Partnerships and Platforms: Thinking about Microsoft’s Azure Space

Does Azure Space and a partnership with SpaceX give Microsoft an edge against Amazon's AWS?

Back to Virgin Orbit, & the U.S. Army Talks “Starship Troopers”

Will Virgin Orbit be the cheapest smallsat launch provider? Only if it actually launches a rocket. The U.S. Army wants a rocket...for tanks.