This article is just the first of my 2022 space industry examinations. The next will examine industry trends.
When launch gives you lemons, learn. And then pass along the lessons.
Contemplation is healthy for the soul, even if it's regarding the space industry.
Spinlaunch has conducted a very short suborbital "launch." But its projected launch pricing is enticing. Also, a look at Rocket Lab's acquisition of PSC.
How concerned about radiation do suborbital spaceflight passengers need to be? And two more nations are pushing their space programs to commercial companies.
With a major milestone out of the way, is Virgin Galactic primed for becoming the future of suborbital human spaceflight?
My attempt to address a few questions about the future of the commercial space industry.
Passengers take Virgin at its word about safety when they fly on the airline. Should they for the spaceline? Also, Sandy Munro visits the Starship/Super Heavy factory.
While the global space industry was busy and profitable during 2020, perhaps its activities and profits are not signs of a healthy “commercial” space sector.
If Virgin Orbit launches a proper business, will the DoD's wish finally come true? Or is it a case of being “careful what you wish for?”