Part 2: The more SMC spends on infrared systems, the more they stay the same...maybe. At least when compared with SBIRS.
Part 1: When SMC buys expensive infrared satellites, does a lt. colonel get its wings? Especially if the satellites are still "juicy targets?"
Nations with thousands of islands using satellites as their communications backbone. At least one is eyeing Starlink.
How the heck could automobile driving help mature the global space industry? **Warning** this is the longest yet.
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.
Even with COVID-19 having its way with the world, space launch services worldwide were busy. Does it imply a healthy commercial market?
I don't believe Blue Origin is the launch company any of us thought it was going to be. Here's why...
Did you know that U.S. government agencies haven't been using international resources that are available during a disaster?
Growth in EO/RS has the potential to help with government disaster response...with caveats.
Does a commercial launch option for human spaceflight mean anyone can afford a stay on the ISS? Probably not.