Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission.
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news.
As the National Security Space community implements resiliency and disaggregation, and as we take advantage of the rapid acceleration of technology, it appears we are moving toward smaller, shorter life, and more numerous satellite programs.
Advocates of alternatives to the Apollo model must recognize that SLS indecision feeds directly into the national angst that led to the job-protecting presidential campaigns of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
A former U.S. under secretary of defense and retired Air Force vice chief discuss the Air Force's "assured access" policy in the age of SpaceX and Blue Origin.
Will the United States see peer competitor militaries expand more aggressively into outer space? The answer lies in gray zone tactics and space militias.
New technology such as high-throughput satellites (HTS) have transformed space architecture and invigorated what had been a predictable global market. Countries of all sizes want to leverage the capabilities and connectivity that space can provide.
Now is a new time for the public and private sectors in Europe to cooperate, support each other’s goals, and grow the economy in the area of Earth observation.
How do we best leverage NASA’s current investments and upcoming exploration missions in a manner that best supports America’s exploration, geopolitical, and economic interests? The answer lies with NASA’s proposed Deep Space Gateway.
With its economic ties to Japan and China, in addition to its bond with the British Commonwealth and the citizens of the United States, Australia is ready to co-write the next chapter of the New Space Age.
It’s fair to assume that technology saved lives. Supercomputers fed with hundreds of millions of data points from satellites, aircraft, ocean buoys and ground stations worked 24x7 to provide forecast models that enabled government officials to predict everything from wind speeds to storm surge to rain totals, and with a high degree of accuracy.
The U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (AMC) is stretched thin across the world. Constant operations and disaster relief flights have created a situation in which the AMC flew twice as many hours as optimal from 2012 – 2016.
Let’s set the record straight on Russian rocket engines and next-generation American launch vehicles.
Finding another James Webb to run NASA was no easy task. President Trump considered several excellent candidates, some of whom we personally admire, but in the spirit of Webb’s leadership, U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is the president’s nominee for NASA administrator.