The Michigan Launch Initiative: The Road Traveled Too Often

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.

A Learning Opportunity: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Failure

When launch gives you lemons, learn. And then pass along the lessons.

One Symposium Trend: Smallsat manufacturing

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 Project Kuiper: Enabler of Fictional Rockets?

Amazon's Project Kuiper chooses not just one but three launch providers for its satellites. And commercial space companies take political decisions away.

Starlink and the Future Battlefield

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.

Bluster II: the Breakup

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.

Examining 2021 Space Industry Trends

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

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.

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.