Space Industry Analysis

Mar 05, 2021
A wave of space startups suddenly going public in SPAC deals is revving up an already excited sector. But one of them is ahead of others and is about to take another giant leap.
Mar 05, 2021
CEO Musk on Twitter: ‘Starship SN10 landed in one piece!’
Mar 03, 2021
Listen in as Aviation Week editors talk with Jared Isaacman, the founder and CEO of Shift4Payments who has chartered a SpaceX crew Dragon orbital…
Mar 03, 2021
Images from the final leg of the rover’s 293-mi. journey and its first few days at Jezero Crater.
Mar 03, 2021
Suite of video cameras provides unprecedented view of what it is like to land on Mars.
Feb 19, 2021
Perseverance to cache samples and demo for tech for future missions.
Mar 05, 2021
U.S. and Japanese spacewalking astronauts Kate Rubins and Soichi Noguchi joined outside the International Space Station on March 5 to complete modifications to two of six solar power channels on the orbital science lab’s long support truss due to be equipped with new ISS Roll Out Solar Arrays over the coming year.
Mar 04, 2021
NASA has awarded Northrop Grumman a sole-source contract worth up to $84.5 million to provide the two-stage ascent vehicle needed to launch samples from the surface of Mars into Mars orbit, where they can be retrieved by a return ship and flown back to Earth.
Mar 04, 2021
NASA is bumping the upcoming reflight of Boeing’s uncrewed CST-100 Starliner spacecraft until sometime after the arrival of four astronauts aboard SpaceX’s second operational Crew Dragon taxi flight to the International Space Station. 
Mar 04, 2021
Nine hours after a SpaceX team in Texas landed a full-scale Starship prototype for the first time, colleagues in Florida launched a Falcon 9 rocket with 60 more satellites for the company’s high-speed internet service system. 
Mar 04, 2021
SpaceX’s March 3 high-altitude test of a full-scale Starship prototype managed a soft landing—unlike two previous test vehicles—but then exploded 3 min. after touching down at the company’s facility in Boca Chica Beach, Texas.
Mar 03, 2021
Thales Alenia Space (TAS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed the expected contract for six satellites in the second generation of the EU’s Galileo navigation constellation, after the Court of Justice of the European Union lifted a suspension.
Mar 03, 2021
The U.S. Space Force is “another week or so away” from releasing its new acquisition and sustainment command blueprint, the service’s chief says.
Mar 01, 2021
Spire Global, a Luxembourg-registered nanosatellite operator for cloud-enabled data analytics, will become a publicly traded company after a reverse-merger with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that has been hunting for aerospace and defense targets, NavSight Holdings.