Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
Today is the NASA Day of Remembrance, an opportunity for Americans everywhere to reflect on the service of the men and women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration who helped lead our nation into the heavens and never came home.
With the introduction of cost-effective wideband commercial communication satellites, satellite operator are rapidly transforming the technical and business models of legacy fixed services to offer SATCOM as a Service approaches pioneered by trusted mobile satellite operators.
Maxar's exit has a silver lining: DARPA can and should repurpose the RSGS program to defined U.S. military satellites against attacks from supposedly peaceful Chinese and Russian robotic spacecraft.
Thanks to their decadeslong investments into STEM-education, China has now become a space power. Recently, China landed an unmanned rover on the previously-unexplored side of the moon. This event was the product of a longer-term Chinese plan for space dominance.
Op-ed | We can — and should — democratize the economy of space, from communications to deep space exploration
It's time to rethink manufacturability and seriously consider “pop-up” manufacturing, an on-site manufacturing center brought to customer hubs.
While the Pentagon says it wants fast and lower cost launch services from the private sector, it is not making necessary changes to its procurement methods to make that happen.
Op-Ed | The space industry’s game-changing role in next-generation aircraft tracking and surveillance
“Traditional” ADS-B transmits to ground-based communication systems and lacks coverage over oceans and remote areas. This is where the space industry is stepping up to play a game-changing role in the next generation of aviation.
While an unprecedented number of satellites brings with them important benefits to humanity, we must be careful to proceed responsibly and minimize the potential for harming the low Earth orbit (LEO) environment for generations to come.
The rush to a military space service will be distracting to other urgent changes we must make in the way America defends herself in space.
We must correct a wrong notion that bringing up robotic threats would raise doubts about the enormous benefits in the development and deployment of commercial robotic servicing spacecraft. Dual-use systems always have the dangerous side, which can be fixed if we do not ignore it.
At least Wall Street is paying attention to the space industry again.
In the military space business, there are strong reasons to believe that 2019 could be a pivotal year.
The MILO Institute’s mission is to augment the work of traditional space agencies by enabling more frequent, affordable and science-driven missions to be flown.