SDA’s Nudge Exposes Legacy Challenges

Northrop Grumman’s latest subcontracting announcement to fulfill an SDA contract is part of a U.S. space industry trend. But does that trend expose weakness or opportunity?

Astra’s Rocket Spin

Do Astra’s three C’s (capacity, cadence, and cost) lure the last of the three F’s?

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?

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.

The Potential Horror and Devastation of Progress

With an orbital Starship launch about two months away, sticking one's head in the sand as the preferred alternative to business strategy will result in a few predictable outcomes.

Project Kuiper’s Imaginary Rocket, Astra Space’s Broadband Distraction

Amazon's Project Kuiper team rolls the dice on launch, and Astra Space can't seem to focus on its main goal.

3Q21 Orbital Space Launch Review

How many orbital rockets did each nation launch during 2021's third quarter? And do the launches indicate a vibrant commercial market?

Containerization and Cargo Ships (or, why The Launch is Too Damn High)

Every new launch company seems to have their own solution. But are they even asking the right questions? And will their activities impact the space industry--in a positive way?

2Q21 Orbital Space Launch Review

How many launches did the world's nations conduct during the second quarter of 2021? Read on to find out.

Building the Space Force on a Sandy Foundation

A case of garbage-in, garbage-out? Or, like Pink’s hit album, Missundaztood? Continuation of USAF confusion about space operations? There are no good choices in this Space Force-focused paper.