SpaceNews Magazine – May 9, 2016

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Red Dragon vs. Red Tape

The biggest obstacle SpaceX may face may have nothing to do with technology or money // Foust Forward

XS-1
The U.S. Government’s Last Shot XS-1 at Reusable Launch Vehicles

FEATURES

The Coming Data Tsunami
New providers, new challenges

NGA Enlists CIBORG
A look at NGA’s Commercial Intitiative to Buy Operationally Responsive GEOINT

A Better View of the World
An interview with DigitalGlobe founder and CTO Walter Scott

Copernicus Adding to Deluge
Europe’s Earth observation system is ready to rain down petabytes of data

DEPARTMENTS

MY TAKE
Harris Corp’s Bill Gattle on “Big Data, Big Challenge”

QUICK TAKES

COMMENTARY
Jeff Bingham and John Sheldon offer some 2016 Election insights

BOTTOM LINE
Peter B. de Selding on the irresistible urge to lay cable when satellites will do