A Learning Opportunity: Blue Origin’s New Shepard Failure

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

Radian’s Laden Spaceplane; A LEO Economy?

Not every topic lends itself to Monty Python quotes, but when a serious startup makes it easy…well… Also, some helpful space industry observations from Deloitte.

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.

A Grudging Look at National Space Policy

The new National Space Policy guidelines for commercial space look like the old Space Policy guidelines. Is there anything new?

Examining Realities in ISS Commercialization

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

Back to Virgin Orbit, & the U.S. Army Talks “Starship Troopers”

Will Virgin Orbit be the cheapest smallsat launch provider? Only if it actually launches a rocket. The U.S. Army wants a rocket...for tanks.

Examining Microsoft’s Azure Orbital

Microsoft’s announcement a few days ago at its Ignite developer conference about Azure Orbital builds on the company’s experience with...

“Foolish and Dangerous Thinking”

Now and then, someone pens an alarm about China’s space activities. To be clear, this sort of thing is misguided and factually...

India, the Pandemic, European Entrepreneurs

India's ISRO provides the reason for no 2020 launches so far, and where exactly are the European entrepreneurs for space?

Rideshare Announcements from NASA and Glavkosmos in Focus

Last week, two space organizations from different nations posted press releases describing their offerings of...