Stadium, spaceport, and monorail proposals have a few things in common. Unfortunately, one significant commonality relies on twisting facts and supplying doses of unrealistic optimism.
When launch gives you lemons, learn. And then pass along the lessons.
Sure, there were plenty of announcements from Space Symposium, but none were as potentially impactful as Amazon’s press release. While no other “big” PR’s came out, one trend continued.
Amazon's Project Kuiper chooses not just one but three launch providers for its satellites. And commercial space companies take political decisions away.
A lot of positive press releases promote Starlink’s role in Ukraine. Some are probably even true. Also, an answer to a question concerning a potential single point of failure.
What happens if you take away space opportunities and no one notices or cares? We’ll find out soon, once Rogozin stops shooting himself and Roscosmos in the foot.
Contemplation is healthy for the soul, even if it's regarding the space industry.
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.
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.
When two or more space turkeys merge, it results in a messy pile of turkey, nothing more.