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.

Russia Positioning, Navigation, and Timing: GLONASS and Mexico

GLONASS is Russia’s military PNT system. So why is the Mexican government interested in helping it out?

Commercial Space and its Slugworths: A Lack of Pure Imagination

Are some of the struggles some of the space startups are dealing with more to do with a lack of "Pure Imagination?" Is this why we see them offering similar products consumers aren't interested in?

Tea Leaves, Biden, SLS = U.S. Space Industry Future?

What might a President Biden do to SLS? Why? If he didn't cancel it, is SLS a "good" future of the U.S. space industry?

Back to Virgin Orbit, & the U.S. Army Talks “Starship Troopers”

Will Virgin Orbit be the cheapest smallsat launch provider? Only if it actually launches a rocket. The U.S. Army wants a rocket...for tanks.

The Beginning of the End (of Expensive Satellites)?

The Space Development Agency awarded an infrared satellite manufacturing contract to SpaceX. Why didn't it choose traditional manufacturers?

Ups and Downs In Brownsville, Texas

If you had a chance to watch SpaceX’s test of a Starship prototype (dubbed SN5) last night, then you know...

DARPA: Removing Single Points of Failure

This is a goal from a recent article covering the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Blackjack...

The Challenge for Space Startups

In this part of the analysis, I’ll note that Space startups aren’t even on the...