Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

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

1Q21 Spacecraft Deployment Review

Even if Starlink satellites hadn't been deployed during 1Q21, overall commercial satellite deployments were high during 2021's first three months.

Space Sector Suppliers: Too Little, Too Long?

The new generation of space companies leans towards vertical integration for its satellites and rockets--with good reasons. Is this a good thing?

Hardware is Not Software: Marketing Mixups in EO/RS and Launch

The great software companies of Silicon Valley are held in high esteem by those in the space industry. But admiration does not equal industry knowledge and understanding. Investors be aware!

Focus On: ClimaCell’s Business and Weather Constellation

ClimaCell's decision to deploy and operate a weather satellite constellation puts real business in a field of wannabees.

Commercial Space-based EO/RS Sector Growth, Part 3: Products

Did you know that U.S. government agencies haven't been using international resources that are available during a disaster?

Commercial Space-based EO/RS Sector Growth, Part 2

Growth in EO/RS has the potential to help with government disaster response...with caveats.

Research/Development, Baidu Maps’ Curious Grey Tiles, and Planet

This Buzzfeed story, “Blanked Out Spots On China's Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang's Camps,” came out last week. Let’s clarify this in...

Commercial Smallsat Industry / Government Needs

It may be useful to review some U.S. space industry history and remind ourselves of what niche small satellite...

Planet’s Annual Growth, SkySats, and Dependence Tendencies

Planet delivered the upbeat fact there was a “...100 percent year-over-year growth across all...