Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

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

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?

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.

Single Point of Failure: When All Launches Lead to SpaceX

I’ve written a few analyses that noted that relying on SpaceX for spacecraft launches is a problem. A few folks have asked me to clarify that observation.

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.

European LEO Broadband: feasible but unrealistic?

The EU's commissioner keeps pushing forward a vision of European LEO broadband service. If approved it will likely be built, but certainly not quickly.

Astra’s Challenges; Loft Orbital Goes Bigger

More concerns about Astra, but from a finance group. Does Loft's agreement with Airbus mean more payloads per satellite or larger payloads?

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.

3Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

Launches from around the world remained about the same during the third quarter of 2021. Does that mean the spacecraft deployed also stayed level?

2Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

While 2021 launches have yet to eclipse records, satellite deployments already have. Read on to see how many satellites have deployed during the first half of 2021.