Seeing Infrared, Part 2: Similar Missions, Similar Capabilities

Part 2: The more SMC spends on infrared systems, the more they stay the same...maybe. At least when compared with SBIRS.

Seeing Infrared, Part 1: Large, Big, Fat, Juicy Targets

Part 1: When SMC buys expensive infrared satellites, does a lt. colonel get its wings? Especially if the satellites are still "juicy targets?"

Thousand Islands: Indonesia, the Philippines, & Satellite Communications

Nations with thousands of islands using satellites as their communications backbone. At least one is eyeing Starlink.

2020 Commercial Global Space Market, Part 2: Profitable, but Not Mature (Yet)

How the heck could automobile driving help mature the global space industry? **Warning** this is the longest yet.

2020 Commercial Global Space Market, Part 1: The Year of Government Dependence

While the global space industry was busy and profitable during 2020, perhaps its activities and profits are not signs of a healthy “commercial” space sector.

U.S. Rocket Launch Market: Strictly Commercial?

Even with COVID-19 having its way with the world, space launch services worldwide were busy. Does it imply a healthy commercial market?

Blue Origin: Old Space in New Space Clothing

I don't believe Blue Origin is the launch company any of us thought it was going to be. Here's why...

Commercial Space-based EO/RS Sector Growth, Part 3: Products

Did you know that U.S. government agencies haven't been using international resources that are available during a disaster?

Commercial Space-based EO/RS Sector Growth, Part 2

Growth in EO/RS has the potential to help with government disaster response...with caveats.

Examining Realities in ISS Commercialization

Does a commercial launch option for human spaceflight mean anyone can afford a stay on the ISS? Probably not.