SLS, Orion, Artemis: Mind the Gap

The successful launch of Artemis 1 is a step. But is it a step to an abyss or to an actual, attainable plan?

Russia Positioning, Navigation, and Timing: GLONASS and Mexico

GLONASS is Russia’s military PNT system. So why is the Mexican government interested in helping it out?

Boeing’s Successful Starliner Flight Test: And Then??

It’s great that Boeing is experiencing success with its latest Starliner test flight. Does that success translate to a fruitful future?

Starlink, China, and Upset Plans

Arianespace and Viasat complaining about SpaceX and Starlink are par for the course. But when China openly worries, maybe the company is doing something right?

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.

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.

DoD Dreams of Grandeur and Influence in Commercial Space

DOD’s vision of how commercial space markets work seems to be generated from a standpoint of self-importance. But history and current healthy markets diverge from the DoD’s vision--thankfully.

Human Spaceflight: Being Taken for a Ride

In the space sector, there appear to be at least three types of businesses offering to take people for a ride.

U.S. Rocket Launch Market: Strictly Commercial?

Even with COVID-19 having its way with the world, space launch services worldwide were busy. Does it imply a healthy commercial market?

Examining Realities in ISS Commercialization

Does a commercial launch option for human spaceflight mean anyone can afford a stay on the ISS? Probably not.