Space Industry Analysis

Sep 29, 2022
Analysis is needed determine whether slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid belongs in the Earth’s future planetary defense arsenal.
Sep 23, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Sep 22, 2022
After the loss of Soyuz, Amazon helps buttress Arianespace’s manifest.
Sep 13, 2022
Mike Leinbach, the final NASA Space Shuttle Launch Director, shares his thoughts about the finicky fuel and how the Artemis team is managing with the Space Launch System.
Sep 13, 2022
New satellite technologies are expected to enable more accurate forecasting of severe weather phenomena.
Sep 09, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Oct 03, 2022
The U.S. Space Force has awarded small satellite manufacturer Millennium Space Systems and launch service provider Firefly Aerospace contracts for its Victus Nox mission, an attempt to demonstrate the ability to launch a small satellite into low Earth orbit less than 24 hr. after requested.
Oct 03, 2022
The Space Development Agency, the defense space acquisition startup launched more than three years ago to shake up how the Pentagon acquires capabilities in orbit, is now officially part of the U.S. Space Force.
Oct 03, 2022
The Russian government plans to allocate additional funds to Roscosmos Space Corp. to facilitate the deployment of the new Sfera multisatellite orbital constellation of more than 300 satellites by 2030.
Oct 03, 2022
U.S. space infrastructure specialist Redwire said it will buy Qinetiq Group’s Space NV business, a provider of integration, equipment and other backbone space systems in Europe, for about €32 million ($31.4 million).
Oct 03, 2022
The new facility will enable the integration of eight satellites onto Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket.
Oct 03, 2022
The rocket upstart recently shelved its troubled small launch vehicle to focus on developing a larger launcher.
Oct 03, 2022
Firefly Aerospace has recovered from the unsuccessful 2021 debut launch of its Alpha small-satellite booster with a successful follow-on flight test.
Oct 03, 2022
Vulcan’s debut launch, targeted for late this year or early 2023, will send a privately owned lander, carrying payloads for NASA and other customers, to the surface of the Moon.