Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
"As President, Secretary Clinton will not only build on our progress in space, but will advance inspirational, achievable, and affordable space initiatives," writes Jim Kohlenberger, former chief of staff at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Obama.
Trump senior policy advisers Robert Walker and Peter Navarro say a Trump administration would "lead the way on emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionize warfare," such as constellations of micro-satellites.
In a SpaceNews exclusive, Trump senior policy advisers Robert Walker and Peter Navarro say Donald Trump would make sure NASA focuses "primarily on deep space activities rather than Earth-centric work that is better handled by other agencies."
Richard Malow, the former staff director of the House Science space subcommittee who died June 2 at 77 after a lengthy illness, is remembered here by his longtime colleague and friend William Smith.
High altitude ballooning has begun to undergo a renaissance that is creating exciting new capabilities, therefore enabling a wide array of new applications of interest to researchers and entrepreneurs in many fields.
The time has come for the U.S. military to let go of the spaceflight safety mission, and allow a civil entity — likely with help from the private sector, academia, and international partners — to create its own public, high-accuracy catalog of space objects, and provide safety of spaceflight services to satellite operators.
Few people knew that a SpaceX Falcon 9 was on the pad Sept. 1 for a static fire test of the rocket’s nine first stage engines until something went spectacularly, horribly wrong.
Should SpaceX's loss of a Falcon 9 rocket and its Amos-6 satellite payload count as a launch failure, or something else? Let us know.
"The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) creates these incredibly detailed satellite maps for governments,” says Bill Gates. “They found that there were villages in Nigeria, which has the highest rate of polio resurgence in the world, that have never shown up on any map."
Space is the place for a variety of missile defense tasks — including launch detection, tracking, discrimination, intercept, and kill assessment.