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.

“Good Question!”

More reflection…this time about the utility of technical knowledge in commercial space enterprise. Does a bright idea answering a technical challenge lead to a new business segment?

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.

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!

DoD Dreams of Grandeur and Influence in Commercial Space

DOD’s vision of how commercial space markets work seems to be generated from a standpoint of self-importance. But history and current healthy markets diverge from the DoD’s vision--thankfully.

Virgin Galactic’s Fumble

Passengers take Virgin at its word about safety when they fly on the airline. Should they for the spaceline? Also, Sandy Munro visits the Starship/Super Heavy factory.

Focus on: U.S. Launch Markets & the CEO’s Lament

This is not the first time we've heard the launch market can't support new players. Do reasons for that assertion make sense? Maybe for ULA.

U.S. Space Industry Growth Through U.S. Administrations

When Joe Biden becomes the President of the United States in late January, what does that mean for the commercial U.S. space industry?

Thoughts About “China’s Space Narrative”

CASI's report, just introduced last week, is a fascinating read, but it's errors don't fill readers with confidence.

“Foolish and Dangerous Thinking”

Now and then, someone pens an alarm about China’s space activities. To be clear, this sort of thing is misguided and factually...