SDA’s Nudge Exposes Legacy Challenges

Northrop Grumman’s latest subcontracting announcement to fulfill an SDA contract is part of a U.S. space industry trend. But does that trend expose weakness or opportunity?

European LEO Broadband: feasible but unrealistic?

The EU's commissioner keeps pushing forward a vision of European LEO broadband service. If approved it will likely be built, but certainly not quickly.

Astra’s Challenges; Loft Orbital Goes Bigger

More concerns about Astra, but from a finance group. Does Loft's agreement with Airbus mean more payloads per satellite or larger payloads?

Space Sector Suppliers: Too Little, Too Long?

The new generation of space companies leans towards vertical integration for its satellites and rockets--with good reasons. Is this a good thing?

Focus On: Telesat’s Lightspeed Satellites, Constellation, and Purpose

Telesat's LEO constellation has a different, fancier name. It released satellite details, too. Do they matter? Are they differentiators?

European Union Space Plans: Why Lead, when It’s Easier to Follow?

The European Union wants a European high-speed broadband satellite system. Does it make sense? Maybe there's a more useful mission.

Commercial Space-based EO/RS Sector Growth, Part 2

Growth in EO/RS has the potential to help with government disaster response...with caveats.

York Gets SDA Job; Airbus Sees U.S. Government Opportunity

While it’s not clear from the story, York may be using its “S-Class” satellite bus for the SDA...

DARPA: Removing Single Points of Failure

This is a goal from a recent article covering the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Blackjack...

Civil Astronaut Launch, its Cheerleaders, Uncivil Society

Both stories potentially impact the future of the United States and its citizens. But one of these stories--the murder of George Floyd...