Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

A cooperatively created guide of best practices courtesy of a few well-known companies' experiences.

Musings About: SpaceX and Swarm Technologies

SpaceX acquires Swarm Technologies, but not all acquisitions are successful. Is it a case of peanut butter and chocolate? Do SpaceX's reasons, whatever they are, outweigh the acquisition risks?

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?

OneWeb’s Loan-ly Quest

Last week, OneWeb approached the British government for a “rescue loan.” The bankrupt company reportedly highlighted a few desirable outcomes for the United Kingdom (UK) if a loan were to be approved: It would move all “key” operations to the UK, which would... ...allow the UK government to fulfill its promise for faster connectivity to… Continue reading OneWeb’s Loan-ly Quest

Overclassification, Commerce, and Safety

“New DoD Policy To Ease Space Secrecy Near: Raymond”--Breaking Defense, April 2020 “...and despite the Presidential order to refrain from unwarranted classification, a culture persists that defaults to the avoidance of risk rather than its proper management.” --”TRANSFORMING the SECURITY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM,” November 2012 “The point of aerospace integration is to merge space capabilities into… Continue reading Overclassification, Commerce, and Safety