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?

Focus On: ULA’s Challenges, Part 3

The last of a ULA analysis series. ULA's strategic plan is dissonant with reality. What changes must it make? Can it?

Focus On: ULA’s Challenges, Part 2

The second part of an earnest look at ULA’s challenges. And SpaceX released a Starship "flight plan," which is interesting, but aspirational (this week).

Running out of (Reliable) Rockets

Murphy hasn't forgotten about Rocket Lab.

Focus On: ULA’s Challenges, Part 1

The start of an earnest look at ULA's challenges. Also, the USSF continues the USAF's tradition of making much ado about "the cyber."

DoD Dreams of Grandeur and Influence in Commercial Space

DOD’s vision of how commercial space markets work seems to be generated from a standpoint of self-importance. But history and current healthy markets diverge from the DoD’s vision--thankfully.

Seeing Infrared, Part 3: What Does Nearly $3 Billion Buy?

Part 3: It must be nice to never pay attention to a customer's needs, nor offer a compelling product with ground support. SMC's gotchya.

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?"

Filling the DoD’s Blind Spot in Cislunar space

AFRL will be developing a system that will be able to see activities occurring on the Moon’s...