The Michigan Launch Initiative: The Road Traveled Too Often

Stadium, spaceport, and monorail proposals have a few things in common. Unfortunately, one significant commonality relies on twisting facts and supplying doses of unrealistic optimism.

A Learning Opportunity: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Failure

When launch gives you lemons, learn. And then pass along the lessons.

Effective Communications: Satellite Orbital Safety Best Practices

A cooperatively created guide of best practices courtesy of a few well-known companies' experiences.

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.

OroraTech’s Business: Is There a Market?

OroraTech is moving ahead with building its infrared wildfire monitoring constellation. As a result, there may be some good market opportunities for its service.

Positioning, Navigation, Timing: a Segment Ready for Commercialization?

Is there room in the realm of free data for a commercial, possibly better, PNT option? Perhaps Odin only knows.

Space Domain Awareness: Moving Towards Global and Commercial Needs

Commercial satellite deployment activity and plans highlight the fact the U.S. government and the world don't have plans or means to provide the necessary space domain awareness services.

Euclid’s Choice: A Dilemma Facing Other Space Operators

Soyuz is a Russian-made rocket, no longer available to Europe’s Arianespace. Is contemplating a particular alternative not in Europe’s interest? Especially if there are no logical alternatives?

When Words Get in the Way: ARCA Space’s White Paper

“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”--Harry S. Truman

Third Mover Disadvantage: ArianeGroup & Reusability

ArianeGroup’s love/hate relationship with rocket reusability continues. It loves government money thrown its way, parroting political purposes, as it grudgingly ventures into reusability development.