SpaceNews Magazine – July 18, 2016
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
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
Are Google and Amazon gobbling up Europe’s Copernicus data stream?
Raytheon’s Rick Yuse asks how the U.S. is stacking up in the “second space race”
Space station all-stars and prospects
Spy case raises the SPECTRE of jamming
An Atlantic Council paper sparks debate over U.S. space defense posture
Lessons aplenty for Avanti’s enablers