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.

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?

The Moat in DoD’s Eye: Starlink, DIU, and Innovation

The DoD’s DIU believes Starlink is preventing innovation (in this case, DIU’s network plans) using proprietary means. Maybe its perspective of innovation needs revisiting?

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?

Mixed Message: State of the Space Industrial Base 2022

Is there anything impactful from U.S. government observations and recommendations in its report? Yes. But readers may have to muddle through to find them.

Compromised Capabilities: Smallsats As Tools, Not Cornerstones

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

Bluster II: the Breakup

What happens if you take away space opportunities and no one notices or cares? We’ll find out soon, once Rogozin stops shooting himself and Roscosmos in the foot.

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.

France’s Air & Space Force; SMC’s Market Panel

Last week France renamed the French Air Force (l'armée de l'Air) to the Air and Space Force (de l'armée de l'Air et de l'Espace), which...

EO Business Models/Government Influence On EO Startups

When discussing the Earth observation (EO) satellite business, there are the publicized plans/goals space startups...