Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites.
Op-ed | We’ll need more than Trump’s Space Policy Directive to fix commercial remote-sensing regulations
At the rate the commercial sector is innovating, regulatory practices will need to be agile, evolving quickly while still providing needed order and protections.
The American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act takes a number of important steps to provide regulatory certainty for emerging commercial space applications; and to implement the United States’ international obligation to provide authorization and supervision for its private sector actors.
Combustion emissions from launch vehicles present the space industry with a concern comparable to orbital debris that we can begin to address now, before it grows and becomes a potential impediment to space access.
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor.
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise.
For an administration that likes to play up even the smallest space policy milestone, the signing of Space Policy Directive 2 on May 24 almost flew under the radar.
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are not letting up on efforts to keep the Air Force and the Pentagon focused on space issues.
In the face of emerging novel threats and vulnerabilities, whether the self-defense doctrine allows us to counter the threat before the attack occurs can make the difference between peace and war.
We stand ready to support you and your tenure at NASA and look forward to continued advancements in American leadership in space as we beckon the future together.
The Pentagon’s research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, wants to disrupt the military space business.
In 50 years American citizens will look back on today and thank NASA for bringing all of us along with them as America expands into the solar system.
Few in Congress are bigger proponents of sending humans to Mars than Ed Perlmutter, and he has the bumper sticker to prove it.
Owing partly to the emergence of small satellites, NewSpace startups are disrupting commercial space by addressing these and other questions on shoestring budgets compared to government programs.