Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

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

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?

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.

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.

Examining 2021 Space Industry Trends

Contemplation is healthy for the soul, even if it's regarding the space industry.

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?

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?

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?