Space Industry Analysis

Oct 21, 2021
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Oct 20, 2021
Science fiction becomes science fact as iconic Star Trek actor flies in space.
Oct 20, 2021
Actor returns from spaceflight deeply touched by experience.
Oct 20, 2021
The mission, which is costing NASA $981 million, including the launch, is the first to the Trojan asteroids.
Oct 20, 2021
The Australian location will provide good coverage of launch corridors from East Asia, and improve space coverage in the Southern Hemisphere.
Oct 18, 2021
U.S. Air Force experiments with satellite to augment GPS.
Oct 22, 2021
Russia’s Progress MS-17 cargo capsule carried out a successful autonomous redocking with the International Space Station’s Russian segment Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module early Oct. 22 to complete a nearly 29-hr. relocation to set up Nauka propellant line leak checks.
Oct 21, 2021
The successful mission of a Russian movie crew to the International Space Station (ISS) Oct. 5-16 suggests the state space corporation Roscosmos is poised to resume a space tourism program. But despite the busy delivery schedule at the end of 2021, new space travelers are likely to fly Russian ships no earlier than 2023.
Oct 21, 2021
Ahead of NASA’s selection of up to four proposals to support development of commercial space stations, a team led by Nanoracks unveiled plans on Oct. 21 for a four-person outpost called Starlab, with initial operational capability expected by 2027.
Oct 21, 2021
The French ministry of armed forces is poised to improve its military communications with the upcoming launch of the Syracuse 4A satellite.
Oct 21, 2021
The U.S. Space Force has taken the next step to create a "deterrence layer" of orbital space vehicles that will keep track of enemy spacecraft.
Oct 21, 2021
South Korea successfully launched its first domestically developed and manufactured launch vehicle to space on Oct. 21, but the Korea Space Launch Vehicle II “Nuri” failed to place a dummy satellite into orbit as planned.
Oct 20, 2021
In testimony before the U.S. House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Oct. 20, NASA made it clear the agency faces significant strategic and technical challenges in developing a nuclear propulsion capability to lead the way for the human exploration of Mars by the end of the 2030s.
Oct 20, 2021
Scotland is hoping that its space industry can contribute more than £4 billion ($5.53 billion) to its economy by 2030.