It must have been a slow news week last week, because this story gained traction: Space warfare with Russia and China? Pentagon urged to prepare for it. In the story, an unlikely scenario unfolds where China attacks U.S. navigation satellites, the U.S. suddenly becomes helpless, and is at the mercy of the “Red Menace.” My response: […]Read More When China Attacks?
Outernet is proposing to broadcast information, via satellite, to portable base stations that are also wireless networks. The wireless networks would be free and open to the very poor around the world. Outernet wants to provide information equality to those poor people. They mean well, I suppose. And it’s a very interesting idea they’re pursuing with some […]Read More Providing Information Equality with Satellites
It’s been a week of ups and downs this last week for SpaceX. Since Friday, SpaceX have been trying their darndest to get a Falcon 9 launched out of Florida, but still haven’t launched as of this writing. At the same time, one of their tests of the Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) in the paradise of McGregor, […]Read More SpaceX–Ya Win Some and Ya Lose Some
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
Do you know there are not many markets in the space business that are profitable? At least that’s the spin of this Space Daily article. It gives a few examples of areas in space business and operations that can continue to grow and/or have potential to grow. The area of space business which is growing like gangbusters, at […]Read More Profits in Space