I don’t think Hell has frozen over (yet)

Under the exasperated sighs of “Riiiiight” and “Surrrre,” Boeing has proudly announced on November 8 a “partnership” (read “monopoly”) with the United States Air Force (USAF).  This partnership is supposed to help everyone involved to reduce “supply chain costs.” As I’ve noted before, the government and military’s acquisitions systems are broken.   This system affects the […]

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Too much XS–in government space

Every now and then, an article, like this one posted in USA Today, shows up.  The gist of the article is:  the Pentagon is looking for a “cheap” way to get satellites into space.  In this particular case they’re looking at a “space plane” called XS-1. We’ve heard this before, with pretty much the same […]

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Everyone’s worried but SpaceX

This particular article highlights some interesting differences in philosophy about success and risk (and there is a link) between established players and SpaceX.  For opinion, sadly not about space operations, but rather the future of them, read further. The scenario:  SpaceX has decided to upgrade their rocket engines to more powerful ones, and update the […]

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