Opinion section includes op-eds, columns, commentaries and editorials on all things related to the global space business enterprise.
Moon, Mars or Jupiter: No matter how distant or challenging a deep space mission, products from Beyond Gravity (formerly RUAG Space) help make space exploration a success.
There’s a cloud hanging over the industry in the form of geopolitical tensions over the use of anti-satellite weapons and a lack of clear rules on what constitutes threatening behavior in space, in contrast to peaceful commercial activities.
ZBLAN fiber is just the latest in a long line of products that had been touted as demonstrating the potential of space manufacturing, taking advantage of microgravity and vacuum conditions to create items that cannot be made as well, or at all, on Earth.
As NASA finally launches the first Space Launch System mission, America is failing to invest in critical space propulsion technology needed to send astronauts to Mars.
In the six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, a litany of follow-on effects from the conflict have reverberated throughout the globe, many of which could achieve permanence as a new norm or standard.
NASA and America are on the precipice of a space renaissance with the maiden voyage of the Space Launch System Rocket, part of the NASA Artemis program.
While concepts for space-based solar power plants have been around for decades, the economics have not added up. That could be changing with the advent of renewable rockets and advancing in-orbit assembly capabilities.
Recent weeks and months have seen growing activity among satellite network operators keen to integrate the soon-to-be-available LEO-derived bandwidth with existing GEO services.
No other country does space quite like New Zealand.
A historical warfare perspective on enhancing satellite survivability and ensuring commercial satellites are more agile in today’s threat environment.
A legislative proposal in the 2023 defense spending bill calling on DoD to leverage commercial space networks marks a victory of sorts for the SmallSat Alliance.
While there have been successful projects demonstrating readily available industry capability, the Department of Defense has not yet successfully institutionalized the imperative of responsive space