Space Exploration Obstacles and “Miracle” Solutions

Ill-defined property laws aren’t the only reason prospectors haven’t staked and mined claims in space. They may not even be the most relevant. Here’s a reason with significant mass behind it.

Mass, Frequency, Reliability: Comparing 2022 China and U.S. launches

Counting launches is helpful, but the resulting total yields an incomplete picture from which to extract a story. All launches aren’t the same and understanding that helps give readers a clear picture.

China: Starlink Obsession

For various reasons, Starlink seems to be one of the biggest worries to China’s leaders since the first open internet. Maybe it’s the “open” part that worries them the most?

Iran’s Launch Troubles (Is a Commercial Solution Possible?)

Iran's civil rocket launch efforts are hobbled by ancient technology and other challenges. Its commercial sector has a long way to go.

Starship Clones and More Thoughts about ISS Commercialization

News about another non-existent rocket that looks a bit like an existing rocket (again). And--does ISS commercialization make sense today?

Yellow Sea Launch Activities; Australian Space Leaders’ Data Aggregated?

China is taking more inspiration from the 1990s for space launch. It’s investing more into a floating...

Swords, Plowshares & China’s Space Startups

“Why Hasn’t the Chinese SpaceX Emerged Yet?” provides a bit more context regarding some of the challenges commercial Chinese...