The Moat in DoD’s Eye: Starlink, DIU, and Innovation

The DoD’s DIU believes Starlink is preventing innovation (in this case, DIU’s network plans) using proprietary means. Maybe its perspective of innovation needs revisiting?

Phantom Space: Running with the Crowd?

Is there anything new and compelling with Phantom Space? Unfortunately, the company’s reasons for existing show a distinct lack of pure imagination.

China: Starlink Obsession

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?

Starlink, China, and Upset Plans

Arianespace and Viasat complaining about SpaceX and Starlink are par for the course. But when China openly worries, maybe the company is doing something right?

Starlink and the Future Battlefield

A lot of positive press releases promote Starlink’s role in Ukraine. Some are probably even true. Also, an answer to a question concerning a potential single point of failure.

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.

Examining 2021 Space Industry Trends

Contemplation is healthy for the soul, even if it's regarding the space industry.

Project Kuiper’s Imaginary Rocket, Astra Space’s Broadband Distraction

Amazon's Project Kuiper team rolls the dice on launch, and Astra Space can't seem to focus on its main goal.

Musings About: SpaceX and Swarm Technologies

SpaceX acquires Swarm Technologies, but not all acquisitions are successful. Is it a case of peanut butter and chocolate? Do SpaceX's reasons, whatever they are, outweigh the acquisition risks?

The Disrupted Disruptor: Viasat, Starlink, and New Space

Viasat's 2021 annual report makes for some interesting reading: it's still aiming to slow Starlink while claiming some New Space cred.