Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine arts and music 500 years ago, with the advances in the science and technologies proliferating today, we expect a rejuvenation in human space activity in this dawn of the 21st century.
NASA’s topline budget will be flat for the foreseeable future — which means an effective decrease in real dollar funding for the agency. As a result, President Trump may see his moon plans come crashing down to Earth.
The growth of crypto was a theme at the Space Tech Summit conference. It was a new, and puzzling, experience for some in the space industry, for whom ICO is a failed communications satellite venture and not “Initial Coin Offering,” a way some startups are raising money through cryptocurrencies.
For the Earth-observation industry, 2017 was an eventful year. Several trends emerged that could transform the market landscape as profoundly as the proliferation of smallsats already have.
The technologies military organizations use in the field and at sea are only as effective as the communications infrastructure working in the background.
President Trump's directive is the third time in less than three decades that a president has formally called for a human return to the moon. The two Presidents Bush made similar declarations, 14 and a half years apart, only to see them falter, one undone when it was saddled with a $500 billion price tag and the other failing to survive a change in administrations.
Op-ed | America’s critical dependence on satellite-based services – and the regulatory threats they face
The devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season set records for the number of consecutive hurricanes and overall damage costs. Therefore, it is an appropriate time to reflect on our dependence on forecasters and emergency responders to save lives in the face of violent weather.
This op-ed originally appeared in the Dec. 4, 2017 issue of SpaceNews magazine.
In the inaugural meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council, Vice President Mike Pence called for an overhaul of how the U.S. regulates commer…
At last count, at least 35 small launch vehicles were in development. Some of them may actually fly. Will that wave of activity continue to swell this year, or will it break and crash?
America’s space program has long held a special place in the public’s imagination, but NASA missions are limited by budget constraints. NASA must use its funding wisely to implement balanced, cost-efficient programs to develop enabling technologies, such as technologies to power future NASA missions.
During Bridenstine's confirmation hearing last fall, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida led a full-throated, tag-team assault on Bridenstine, painting him as divisive on social issues and accusing him of being a “climate denier" and, most curious of all, a politician.
How we shall go to the moon in a coordinated manner? We need to somehow federate already existing program and business plans. The answer could be the Moon Village, a common conception of the moon as a destination for multiple users and missions.
It’s time to allow trusted commercial operators to help government benefit from improved satellite operations