The GPS system is at the crossroads. However, Congress jeopardizing funding for the continuation of the system could bring that progress to a screeching halt, at the expense of military, private citizens and businesses across the country.
The bloody aftermath of the abhorrent act of terrorism against the LGBTQ community in Orlando, Florida, this past weekend has sadly seen more than its fair share of inappropriate political exploitation.
One has to wonder, in light of Sunday’s events in Orlando, is this a deal non-administration staff at NASA are happy with? How can we correct the public discourse on LGBTQ issues while acquiescing to nations who deplore their advancement?
Congress made clear in legislation last year that companies will be able to operate free from harmful interference and may assert ownership over any resources that they extract. However, the clarity of this message is in danger of being muddied by allegations from UN COPUOS delegates.
The head of one of the companies that would become Airbus once gave journalists a translation lesson.“Whenever you hear us say a program is ‘strategic,’ what we mean is we don’t earn a dime on it,” he said. “Launchers are strategic for us.”
SES Chief Executive Karim Michel Sabbagh, in a May 18 op-ed column, addresses concerns about the health of the commercial satellite industry.
The space renaissance will require three strong pillars for long-term success: national security, civil space, and commercial space. A strong commercial pillar leads to an integrated aerospace ecosystem and a secure future in space.
The diversity, distribution and protection of orbital assets are essential attributes of resiliency that enhance the government’s integrated SATCOM architecture, ensuring the government can operate in all environments, even when contested.
Since we first started placing objects into space there have been 11 known low Earth orbit collisions, and three known collisions at geostationary orbit. Think of it: 135 space shuttle flights, all of the Apollo, Gemini and Mercury flights, hundreds of telecommunications satellites, 1,300 functioning satellites on orbit today, half a million total objects in space larger than a marble, and fewer than 15 known collisions. Why do people worry?
Daniel Gouré’s op-ed “Why Does The Air Force Want To Destroy The Struggling U.S. Space Launch Business?” is inaccurate and misleading.