Will SpaceX Shut Europe Out of the Space Launch Market? This article’s author seems to think there is a possibility Arianespace won’t exist as a company because of SpaceX. But I doubt that assertion. Maybe in a purely non-political playing field, sure. But not in this reality. I don’t think France is going to let […]Read More March 8, 2019: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
The Indians continue proving they are in the space business for real. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), their success with the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV), and their continued success with their latest launch today of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (formerly known as Sriharikota Launching Range), are all […]Read More PSLV: A SpaceX/ULA/Ariane Alternative?
Most of this site’s readers are somewhat familiar with the kerfuffle concerning SpaceX and the US government’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) contract. For those who aren’t, there are quite a few sources for the story, including this site. But the US government isn’t the only one on the defensive from SpaceX’s aggressive launch development program […]Read More SpaceX a Catalyst for Change to European Space Launch