A lot of news and comments have been made about Trump’s announcement of standing up a U.S. Space Force. One, which really hit home even though it was satire, was a bit by Trevor Noah and his team for The Daily Show. The show covers a Trump rally in which people are chanting positively for […]Read More Defining the Space Force
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! Click on the link below to get to the latest podcast. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iuzzm-8e6caf This episode we talk about: a commercial imaging company exposes military might; a U.S. […]Read More The Mission Readiness Review–Episode 4: Does This Image Make My Boat Look Big?
In the last post, I noted that the proposed, but preposterously large, low/medium Earth orbiting broadband constellations will be cheap. Some technology and economies of scale will possibly play into that, but that’s not the kind of cost-savings I’m referring to. Let’s start with price estimates for creating the Starlink constellation from Mr. Musk: $10 […]Read More Who Will (Want to) Pay for A Few Broadband Constellations?
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! Hello everyone! This is the third episode of TMRR. We are moving away from SoundCloud to Podbean, which is why the link looks a little different. […]Read More The Mission Readiness Review–Episode 3: Learning about the Birds and the Bees
Happy New Year! Transitions are not unfamiliar to me. During my childhood, our family moved around a lot. We’d move to other countries occasionally, always from assignment to assignment on different Air Force bases. Each move contained challenges and over time, each time, I looked forward to the moves. A move meant I would see […]Read More Two Years Later as a Space Industry Analyst