Counting launches is helpful, but the resulting total yields an incomplete picture from which to extract a story. All launches aren’t the same and understanding that helps give readers a clear picture.
Is there anything new and compelling with Phantom Space? Unfortunately, the company’s reasons for existing show a distinct lack of pure imagination.
Examining a smallsat report from the Atlantic Council using hatchbacks and trailer trucks.
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.
General Atomics seems to be blaming SpaceX for its satellite troubles. And Greg Wyler decides an order of magnitude is too small for a satellite constellation.
More concerns about Astra, but from a finance group. Does Loft's agreement with Airbus mean more payloads per satellite or larger payloads?
Contemplation is healthy for the soul, even if it's regarding the space industry.
Varda Space choosing SpaceX for launch services makes sense. Blue Origin's inept management of its workforce appears not to.
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?
While 2021 launches have yet to eclipse records, satellite deployments already have. Read on to see how many satellites have deployed during the first half of 2021.