The US Department of Defense is actively investing in the development and operational testing of On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) spacecraft. The publicly stated purposes are benign, but the unspoken reality may be another thing entirely.
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The first Space Prime effort, Orbital Prime will invigorate the OSAM market using Active Debris Remediation (ADR) as a use case for the foundational technologies. As congestion and debris threaten the long-term sustainability of the space domain, Orbital Prime will transition agile, affordable, and accelerated OSAM space capabilities to build the foundation for space logistics while preserving the global commons. On-orbit capability will be demonstrated on an accelerated timeline in two to four years.
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Overview of NASA RFP selection process and rationale for selection of Blue Origin.
Read More Report: Blue Origin Selection Statement (NASA 2023)
Satellite counterspace capabilities have become increasingly important in the modern world, as space has become an integral part of various sectors, such as communication, navigation, military, and scientific research. With nations vying for dominance in the space domain, this article provides an overview of the various counterspace capabilities and reviews satellite counterspace defensive options.
Read More The New Space Race: Counterspace Capabilities and Satellite Defense
To develop a human landing system for the agency’s Artemis V mission to the Moon, NASA has selected Blue Origin of Kent, Washington. Through Artemis, NASA will explore more of the Moon than ever before, uncovering more scientific discoveries, and preparing for future astronaut missions to Mars.
Read More Press Release: NASA Selects Blue Origin as Second Artemis Lunar Lander Provider
The Dyna-Soar program, also known as Dynamic Soarer or X-20, was an ambitious space project launched by the United States Air Force (USAF) in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Intended to be the first manned spaceplane, it was a pioneering endeavor in the field of hypersonic flight and reusable spacecraft.
Read More Project Dyna-Soar: A Leap into Hypersonic Technology
This paper seeks to explain the pressing need for interface standards for on-orbit assembly, outline current efforts to achieve this objective, discuss policy implications of on-orbit assembly, and propose an initial roadmap for the on-orbit assembly community.
Read More Report: On-Orbit Assembly of Space Assets – A Path to Affordable and Adaptable Space Infrastructure (TAC 2018)
NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat (APH) program is a research initiative designed to develop and optimize plant growth systems for use in space. The APH program aims to enhance the understanding of plant biology in microgravity conditions, and to provide advanced cultivation technologies to support long-duration human missions beyond Earth’s orbit.
Read More What is NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat Program?
This article reviews potential military applications, and associated research, related to space-based solar power systems.
Read More The Role of Space-Based Solar Power in Future Military Conflicts
This article reviews the potential ways that Starship could reshape the space economy, highlighting the new markets, industries, and opportunities that may emerge as a result of this game-changing technology.
Read More The Dawn of a New Space Era: The Impact of SpaceX’s Starship
If astronauts are stranded in space due to an emergency, their safety and survival depend on a number of factors, including the nature of the emergency, the resources available to the astronauts, and the proximity of any other spacecraft or stations that could provide assistance.
Read More What Happens if There is an Emergency in Space and Astronauts are Stranded?
A Business Environment Canvas is a visual framework or tool used by entrepreneurs and business professionals to understand, analyze, and map the various internal and external factors that can influence the success of a business. The canvas helps to identify opportunities and risks, as well as develop strategies to address them.
Read More Exploring the Space Economy Through the Lens of the Business Environment Canvas
This article provides a timeline of Starship milestones starting in 2012 and into the future.
Read More Timeline of SpaceX’s Starship From the Past to the Future
Subscribe to our weekly New Space Economy Briefing! Our complimentary briefing is your gateway to staying informed on the emerging markets, cutting-edge technologies, and key trends shaping the future of space commerce. Get thoughtful, practical and relevant insights delivered straight to your inbox and stay ahead in the Space Race.
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A main goal of human space exploration is to develop humanity into a multi-planet species where civilization extends beyond planet Earth. Establishing a self-sustaining human presence on Mars is key to achieving this goal. In situ resource utilization (ISRU) on Mars is a critical component to enabling humans on Mars to both establish long-term outposts and become self-reliant. This article focuses on a mission architecture using the SpaceX Starship as cargo and crew vehicles for the journey to Mars.
Read More Paper: Mission Architecture Using the SpaceX Starship Vehicle to Enable a Sustained Human Presence on Mars (2021)
The application of robotics, especially remote operations and autonomous systems, to support humanity’s exploration and use of space has reached a signinicant intlection point. The Robotics and Automation on Earth and in Space Roadmap captures this opportunitv and provides a bold vision, tocused ambition and aspirational capability targets to support the growth of a globally respected and thriving industry in Australia.
Read More Report: Robotics and Automation on Earth and in Space Roadmap 2021 to 2030 (Australian Space Agency 2022)
A venture capital firm’s perspective on the in-space economy taxonomy.
Read More In-Space Economy Taxonomy – Seraphim Space (2023)
The perspective of a venture capital firm on the space economy taxonomy.
Read More Space Economy Taxonomy – Seraphim Space (2023)
NASA announced on April 19, 2023, a new consortium focused on making in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM) capabilities a routine part of space architectures and mission lifecycles.
Read More Press Release: NASA Creates In-Space Servicing, Assembly, Manufacturing Consortium (NASA 2023)
Spaceflight Inc is a private company that focuses on small satellite launch services, acting as both a launch broker and a payload integrator. Founded in 2010 by Jason Andrews, the company aims to lower the barriers to entry for organizations looking to access space by providing cost-effective and reliable launch opportunities. Spaceflight Inc has successfully launched numerous satellites and payloads for a wide range of customers, including private companies, government agencies, and research institutions.
Read More Company Profile: Spaceflight, Inc.
Space ethics are more important than you may be aware of! Details inside this article…
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Starship, SpaceX’s latest reusable launch vehicle and the world’s most powerful rocket in development, is expected to cause a significant impact on the satellite telecommunications industry. Reductions in launch costs, higher payload masses to orbit, a larger payload fairing, and frequent launches are all factors that would individually disrupt the SatCom industry. Starship is redefining all four factors simultaneously.
Read More Report: Starship – Impact On The Satcom Industry (ISU 2022)
Exolaunch is a leading player in the small satellite launch services market, offering launch brokerage, payload integration, and deployment solutions. With a strong track record of successful satellite launches and partnerships with leading international launch providers, Exolaunch has become a trusted partner for small satellite operators looking to access space reliably and cost-effectively.
Read More Company Profile: Exolaunch
Detailed spaceport maps for Global, European, and United States
Read More Spaceports: Transportation Hubs of the 21st Century
Introduction Ground segment as a service (GSaaS) is an innovative approach to satellite operations that has gained popularity in recent years. Traditionally, satellite operators have had to invest in and maintain their own ground segment infrastructure, which includes antennas, tracking equipment, data centers, and other hardware and software components needed to communicate with and control […]
Read More Ground Segment as a Service – A Quick Overview
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been offering cloud computing services since 2006, and has since become a major player in the cloud computing market. AWS offers a wide range of services to its customers, from infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS). One of the latest services offered by AWS is the Ground Station […]
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