Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
As commercial human spaceflight enjoys a breakout 2021, it doesn't make sense for Congress to keep safety regulators handcuffed through 2023, argues the author of "Bringing Columbia Home."
Robotics and automation are playing a huge role across the rapidly evolving new space economy and value chains adjacent to space
While the exclusive footage and the interviews were fascinating, Netflix's "Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space" docuseries lacks drama. By the time the final episode was released, the crew had been safely back for a week and a half.
In 2021 the enhanced Proton M launch system celebrates the 20th anniversary since the start of its operation. Since then, 100+ missions have been completed with the last 21 launches being successful (no issues reported by customers).
The UK's National Space Strategy has not come a moment too soon as orbits become increasingly important and competitive for technology, communications and security. The UK cannot afford to be left behind. Nor can it afford to be subscale.
If the market grows large enough, a dedicated lunar-to-LEO tanker industry could evolve – which might never happen if the infrastructure for supplying space facilities with lunar water had to be paid for up front and from scratch, before any water was delivered.
What role is there for space and satellite industries in Industry 4.0? Plenty.
Today, some of the more innovative uses of GPS are those that work together with other emerging technologies, thereby enabling smarter, more efficient functionality.
Catalyst Campus is giving space startups early exposure to Department of Defense buyers.
How satellites are stitched together in a highly complex, multi-band and multi-network system needs to be at the forefront of SDA's Transport Layer discussion. .
The visibility and attention space missions often get work to the industry’s advantage, from helping to attract top engineering talent to top investment dollars. But it also comes with heightened scrutiny that risks tripping up young space companies rushing to the commercial market.
Kendall’s perception of what was needed for success in DoD procurement has largely tracked with what venture and private equity investors have pursued.
Private sector advances put the Space Development Agency in a position of strength due to its vision of acquiring capabilities quickly