When launch gives you lemons, learn. And then pass along the lessons.
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?
“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”--Harry S. Truman
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.
For various reasons, Starlink seems to be one of the biggest worries to China’s leaders since the first open internet. Maybe it’s the “open” part that worries them the most?
Do Astra’s three C’s (capacity, cadence, and cost) lure the last of the three F’s?
You know it will be a difficult topic when Pythom keeps autocorrecting to Python. Stupid autocorrect!
Sure, there were plenty of announcements from Space Symposium, but none were as potentially impactful as Amazon’s press release. While no other “big” PR’s came out, one trend continued.
Amazon's Project Kuiper chooses not just one but three launch providers for its satellites. And commercial space companies take political decisions away.
I’ve written a few analyses that noted that relying on SpaceX for spacecraft launches is a problem. A few folks have asked me to clarify that observation.