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.

Right ’round About Spinlaunch and Rocket Lab’s Latest Acquisition

Spinlaunch has conducted a very short suborbital "launch." But its projected launch pricing is enticing. Also, a look at Rocket Lab's acquisition of PSC.

Project Kuiper’s Imaginary Rocket, Astra Space’s Broadband Distraction

Amazon's Project Kuiper team rolls the dice on launch, and Astra Space can't seem to focus on its main goal.

Starship and the Gatekeepers of Mars

What do computers and rockets have in common? Would NASA's lack of understanding of Starship kill the industry?

More Commercial Space Stations: Examining the Orbital Reef Announcement

When two or more space turkeys merge, it results in a messy pile of turkey, nothing more.

Varda Space Industries’ Logical Choice; Blue Origin’s Unhappy Workforce

Varda Space choosing SpaceX for launch services makes sense. Blue Origin's inept management of its workforce appears not to.

3Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

Launches from around the world remained about the same during the third quarter of 2021. Does that mean the spacecraft deployed also stayed level?

3Q21 Orbital Space Launch Review

How many orbital rockets did each nation launch during 2021's third quarter? And do the launches indicate a vibrant commercial market?

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.