Space Industry Analysis

Jan 28, 2022
For U.S. leaders, the Lockheed-Aerojet acquisition was too much to ignore. In the future, smaller is better.
Jan 24, 2022
The European Space Agency and its partners have already demonstrated most of the technologies required for human spaceflight.
Jan 21, 2022
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Jan 14, 2022
With a collective sigh of relief, Webb deployments are complete.
Jan 12, 2022
How the U.S. Air Force is evolving; HawkEye 360’s new investor; Space spare parts in short supply; and Fighter jets crash in Asia.
Jan 07, 2022
After a painful, prolonged development, NASA’s new space telescope is on its way.
Jan 28, 2022
Twelve-year-old Satellogic, an Earth observation satellite systems and analytics company, became publicly traded in late January after the reverse merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), as well as an 11th-hour investment boost via former Trump administration Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
Jan 28, 2022
Roscosmos plans to start testing the new Angara A5M and Soyuz-5 rockets as well as the Oryol spaceship, all of which are intended to replace legacy Soviet hardware still in operation.
Jan 28, 2022
Space debris removal startup Astroscale has halted an autonomous capture demonstration in low Earth orbit after detecting anomalous spacecraft conditions.
Jan 27, 2022
D-Orbit, an 11-year-old Italian startup offering the Ion Satellite Carrier for in-orbit positioning, unveiled a go-public effort on Jan. 27 to start trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a deal that should provide it up to $185 million.
Jan 27, 2022
NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are prepared to leverage a mutual and historically advantageous course in space, representatives from the two agencies say.
Jan 27, 2022
The U.S. Space Force is planning a series of its own high-level exercises to specifically train on individual mission areas—following the model of the service it grew out of.
Jan 27, 2022
NASA has identified 12 launch services providers eligible to contract for dedicated and rideshare launches to a range of destinations under the agency’s Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare initiative.
Jan 26, 2022
A Chinese spacecraft that disappeared from orbit on Jan. 22 appears to be serving as a “space tug,” raising a defunct Chinese navigation satellite thousands of kilometers beyond geostationary orbit, according to a company that operates a network of more than 350 optical telescopes around the world.