Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
Many space startups are not aware of their export control obligations and are exposed to punitive sanctions. With five different export control mechanisms, this is no surprise. If your startup has an international client, supplier, expert, investor, or cooperation, you might just need a permit.
Following its departure from the European Union and as the UK looks to recover from the many impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is seeking new economic growth opportunities.
As chair of the NASA oversight committee in the House in 1988, Bill Nelson presided over the adoption of the Space Settlement Act, a visionary declaration of Congress that could and should be a guiding theme as he takes on the top NASA leadership position.
Critics would be wise to recognize that the solutions to big problems are rarely found inside the box and solving our problems right here on Earth will require the higher perspective of space.
The UAE’s Hope probe reached Mars orbit in February, making the country the fifth nation to reach the Red Planet. The success of the Emirates Mars Mission stands alone as an admirable accomplishment, but Hope is not an end unto itself.
From analyzing the terrain on Mars to enhancing communications between satellites and ground communications, artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing important role in space operations and exploration
Op-ed | From spectator to space investor: How a teen from Maine became a Virgin Galactic shareholder
"Virgin Galactic wasn’t the only publicly traded space company when I opened my Roth, but it was one of the only opportunities for a small investor to back an exciting new space sector," writes high school junior Max Provencher about his journey from space fan to space shareholder.
Overnight, or so it seems, space has become “red-hot,” facilitating new financing and exit options for space entrepreneurs and investors. A frequent question is whether this change in market sentiment is a flash in the pan or the beginning of a new, sustainable era?
"Artemis will not survive if it is now cast as a partisan program," Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kans.) writes in this op-ed calling on President Biden's nominee for NASA administrator to support the Artemis moon program despite its Trump administration origins.
Private spaceflight companies can help to lead the way in advancing U.S. national security and exploration goals, provided they don’t get their heads stuck above the clouds and undermine the gains they’ve brought to the industry.
“The critics of NASA’s Artemis program are correct about one thing,” writes Christian Zur of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “the commercial space sector is an emerging juggernaut. However...the economic growth will come once new capabilities become cost effective and accessible.”
Scientists are betting on commercial reusable suborbital vehicles to advance the next frontier of science.
The announcement of NASA’s plans to end discounted pricing is not just short sighted. It reeks of sabotage.
Some saw Jeff Bezos' announcement that he will will step down as chief executive of Amazon in July as a sign that Bezos would use that time and energy to provide new urgency for Blue Origin.