SpaceNews Magazine – July 18, 2016

07-18-16
ON THE COVER: The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation has licensed 10 commercial spaceports to date. It most recently awarded a spaceport license to Houston’s Ellington Airport, not far from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, in 2015. Credit: spaceport artist’s concept courtesy Houston Airport System.

 

Making the most of MUOS
Even before MUOS-5’s orbit-raising glitch, the U.S. Navy’s flagship satellite project had a ways to go

 

FEATURES

Waiting for liftoff
Commercial spaceports are growing faster than the companies they plan to host

Uncertainty in the UK
Even before Brexit, the U.K.’s quest for its first spaceport raised plenty of questions

Leading Women: Ahead of her time
Ball Aerospace’s Debra Facktor Lepore is a serial entrepreneur chronically ahead of her time

Cloud Consternation
Are Google and Amazon gobbling up Europe’s Copernicus data stream?

 

DEPARTMENTS

MY TAKE
Raytheon’s Rick Yuse asks how the U.S. is stacking up in the “second space race”

QUICK TAKES

FOUST FORWARD
Space station all-stars and prospects

MILSPACE BRIEFING

Spy case raises the SPECTRE of jamming

COMMENTARY
An Atlantic Council paper sparks debate over U.S. space defense posture

BOTTOM LINE
Lessons aplenty for Avanti’s enablers

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