The Michigan Launch Initiative: The Road Traveled Too Often

Stadium, spaceport, and monorail proposals have a few things in common. Unfortunately, one significant commonality relies on twisting facts and supplying doses of unrealistic optimism.

Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

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

Euclid’s Choice: A Dilemma Facing Other Space Operators

Soyuz is a Russian-made rocket, no longer available to Europe’s Arianespace. Is contemplating a particular alternative not in Europe’s interest? Especially if there are no logical alternatives?

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?

Pretense of Competition: U.S. National Security Space Launch

There’s little disagreement that rocket science is hard. But why insist on ineffective programs that make it harder while limiting the competition?

Driving Innovation Away: SpaceX and Its Culture Problem

Elon Musk and his space company are pushing the industry to the future. But the company’s workplace toxicity, culture, and management behaviors should remain firmly in the past.

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?

Boeing’s Successful Starliner Flight Test: And Then??

It’s great that Boeing is experiencing success with its latest Starliner test flight. Does that success translate to a fruitful future?

Compromised Capabilities: Smallsats As Tools, Not Cornerstones

Examining a smallsat report from the Atlantic Council using hatchbacks and trailer trucks.

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?