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?

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?

Pretense of Competition: U.S. National Security Space Launch

There’s little disagreement that rocket science is hard. But why insist on ineffective programs that make it harder while limiting the competition?

Chasing Dreams: SNC and Spirit Defense and Space

Using word combinations such as "commercialization of space" and "access to the space economy" sounds good. Does SNC know what those words mean?

Boeing’s Successful Starliner Flight Test: And Then??

It’s great that Boeing is experiencing success with its latest Starliner test flight. Does that success translate to a fruitful future?

European LEO Broadband: feasible but unrealistic?

The EU's commissioner keeps pushing forward a vision of European LEO broadband service. If approved it will likely be built, but certainly not quickly.

Amazon’s Digital Assistant in Space; Florida Men Devise a Cunning Plan

NASA will be testing Amazon’s Alexa on an Artemis mission. The space agency has obviously never seen movies involving AIs and space… Also, two Florida men want to make Florida a space leader?

Starship and the Gatekeepers of Mars

What do computers and rockets have in common? Would NASA's lack of understanding of Starship kill the industry?

State Wildfires and DoD Infrared Satellites

We're here to help: Using the federal government's military space assets to help against natural disasters seems like a great idea. Or is it?

No Rockets, No Fly: ULA’s Weird Predicament

What's the similarity between ULA's rockets and toilet paper (aside from being one-time use)? What might it mean for the U.S. launch market?