Arianespace: The Only Fish in the Pond (and Keeping It That Way)

Is a launch company that can’t field rockets for new customers still a launch company? If not, should European leadership still be taking its advice?

Imbalance of Space Power: Russia and Ukraine

What is space power? Is it merely owning a bunch of satellites and rockets? Ukraine is providing a peek at space power’s future.

India’s Space EO/RS Denied: Intentions and Process

Some Indian residents have that sinking feeling–literally. However, the Indian government seems at odds with itself to help them, even though it has the technology.

Space Industry Opportunities and Follies

I’ve got neither the looks nor the brains, but there are a lot of opportunities. Beware, though, folly is opportunity’s constant companion.

Virgin Orbit and the CAA: A Cry for Harry Tuttle?

What’s a bureaucracy for but to keep Icarus down? Virgin Orbit is facing its own Brazil and may do so again…and again…and again…

The End of the Beginning of the End (of Expensive Satellites)

SpaceX, Starlink, Starshield…will legacy satellite manufacturers undergo the changes the U.S. launch industry did since SpaceX’s launch of the first Falcon 9?

SLS, Orion, Artemis: Mind the Gap

The successful launch of Artemis 1 is a step. But is it a step to an abyss or to an actual, attainable plan?

Space Exploration Obstacles and “Miracle” Solutions

Ill-defined property laws aren’t the only reason prospectors haven’t staked and mined claims in space. They may not even be the most relevant. Here’s a reason with significant mass behind it.

Mass, Frequency, Reliability: Comparing 2022 China and U.S. launches

Counting launches is helpful, but the resulting total yields an incomplete picture from which to extract a story. All launches aren’t the same and understanding that helps give readers a clear picture.

The Cake is a Lie: Europe’s Ariane 6 Delays

ArianeGroup, ESA, and the EU need more sense of urgency to help Europe gain its space sovereignty. So where is the promised cake?