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One of the largest hurdles is coming up with a set of legal rules for governing behavior in outer space. The issue of celestial property rights is tricky.
SAR satellites can gather data day and night, but the resultant imagery is typically more expensive, less available, and more difficult to use than optical imagery. Technological advances are breaking down those barriers, positioning SAR for much more widespread adoption, according to experts.
Space Force leaders frequently remind audiences that the newest branch of the U.S. military will be a “digital service” on the leading edge of technology.
As the House and Senate struggle with pandemic relief and other spending bills, there seems little opportunity for anything space-related to get through Congress.
Startups around the world continue building synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites even as the COVID-19 pandemic delays some launches.
While public-private partnerships are getting a lot of attention, the space industry has not traditionally leveraged non-supply chain partnerships as frequently or as fluidly as some industries.
David Gauthier spoke with SpaceNews about the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency’s growing needs for commercial data and services.
BlackSky booked its satellites on a SpaceX rideshare launch because it was convenient and affordable, said BlackSky Chief Technology Officer Scott Herman. But the mission unwittingly became a demonstration of the type of nimble space services that the U.S. government is looking for.
The U.S. military wants timely intelligence from space to be as fast and easy to obtain as hailing an Uber ride.
Can Brazil draw small launch vehicle operators to Alcantara? Its space agency thinks so.
The U.S. government, particularly the Defense Department, will play a decisive role in selecting which small launch providers stay in business.
As a wave of acquisitions washes over the space industry, NewSpace investors are finally finding the exits — just not where they expected them to be.
NASA’s MarCO mission showed that interplanetary cubesat missions, while possible, are anything but easy.