Space Domain Awareness: Moving Towards Global and Commercial Needs

Commercial satellite deployment activity and plans highlight the fact the U.S. government and the world don't have plans or means to provide the necessary space domain awareness services.

Pretense of Competition: U.S. National Security Space Launch

There’s little disagreement that rocket science is hard. But why insist on ineffective programs that make it harder while limiting the competition?

Examining 2021 Space Industry Trends

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

China’s Space Progress Twice U.S. Rate? More Money=More Innovation

Generals sometimes say the wildest, most fact-free things, especially about China. A lawmaker believes the U.S. Space Force’s innovation problem is low funding.

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.

State Wildfires and DoD Infrared Satellites

We're here to help: Using the federal government's military space assets to help against natural disasters seems like a great idea. Or is it?

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.

NASA and USSF: It’s a Hard-Space Life For Us…

When NASA and the USSF acknowledge the difficulty of space operations, does that mean they expect a gold star? Or are they looking for a Daddy Warbucks to adopt them?

Focus On: ULA’s Challenges, Part 1

The start of an earnest look at ULA's challenges. Also, the USSF continues the USAF's tradition of making much ado about "the cyber."

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.