Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
After the election, the early signals from the Trump transition and beachhead teams across the various departments and agencies involved in space activities largely echoed that same message of support. However, at least two of the recent decisions made by the Trump White House put in place policies that, as currently formulated, could hinder continued growth in commercial space.
During his campaign, President Trump called for more airplanes, more ships and more soldiers, but said little about bolstering the space capabilities these forces rely upon.
For most of us, slavery is a horror of the past. It is a current reality, however, in more than 100 countries around the planet.
The Walk Free Foundation estimates that there are nearly 30 million people living today as forced laborers,…
The U.S. government urgently needs to transform its approach to space defense. Slow and onerous procurement processes are stunting the innovation necessary to sustaining the nation’s leadership in the national security space arena.
As we begin the New Year, commercial satellite providers have never had greater opportunities to support the U.S. Department of Defense’s ever-growing need for innovation in communications technology and service delivery.
2017 is shaping up to be one of the more exciting years in recent history, with the potential for several “industry firsts,” along with profound shifts in public policy.
DARPA and NASA are announcing co-sponsorship of a privately led effort to leverage emerging government-developed best practices to develop non-binding industry consensus standards for safe robotic servicing by commercial servicers.
"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.