“Selling shovels in a gold rush” in the context of the burgeoning space economy offers a unique lens to understand the potential opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the cosmic frontier. These “shovel sellers” have a pivotal role to play in shaping and supporting the expansion of humanity’s reach beyond Earth. The gold rush might be in space, but the real fortune may lie with those selling the shovels.
Read More “Selling Shovels in a Gold Rush”: The Relevance to the Space Economy
The space economy is a realm where classic sayings about the impossible become particularly relevant. With its vast complexities and unknowns, the journey to space is a quintessential example of humanity’s quest to overcome seemingly impossible odds. This article explores how a few of these sayings apply to the space economy.
Read More Impossible Is Just a Word: The Relevance of Classic Sayings to the Space Economy
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
“Once Spaceport Nova Scotia fully ramps up operations, the Conference Board of Canada projects it will add $300 million to Canada’s GDP annually, boost revenue to governments by more than $100 million, and create 1,000 full time jobs”
Read More Press Release: Conference Board of Canada Report Confirms Economic Potential of Commercial Space Launch Innovator, Maritime Launch Services (MLS, May 2023)
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
As the world’s urban population continues to grow, innovative solutions are required to tackle the complex challenges of urban planning. One such innovative approach involves the use of space technology. From satellite imagery to global positioning systems (GPS), space technology is being increasingly leveraged to improve urban planning and design, fostering more sustainable and livable cities. This article explores how space technology is aiding urban planning and the potential it holds for the future.
Read More Space Technology: A Catalyst for Smart Urban Planning
This report addresses EO solutions to agriculture and food security-related challenges, which will help countries with practical guidance and opportunities to drive the implementation of their adaptation agenda, based on the experience of the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative.
Read More Report: Integrating Earth Observations into the Formulation and Implementation National Adaptation Plans – Agriculture and Food Security (GEO 2022)
The motivation for this Handbook is to translate knowledge gained from decades of research in SAR into practical guidance to countries on how SAR can be used for different aspects of forest monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) for REDD+.
Read More Report: The SAR Handbook (NASA et al 2019)
Historical evidence shows that many critical infrastructures in space and on the ground are vulnerable to the effects of space weather. Society relies increasingly on the services these infrastructures provide, and the risks from extreme space weather should be assessed to ensure adequate preparedness in industry and society.
Read More Report: Space Weather and Critical Infrastructures – Findings and Outlook (EC 2016)
This article discusses the impact of geopolitical events on the space economy, and provides specific examples of events that have had a profound impact on this growing industry.
Read More Geopolitical Events and Their Impact on the Space Economy
Space ethics are more important than you may be aware of! Details inside this article…
Read More Ethical Considerations in Human Space Exploration
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)
Corporate acquisitions are a common business strategy used by organizations to expand their operations, enter new markets, or acquire new technologies. This article reviews the motivations behind acquisitions, past history of acquisitions in the space economy, and forecasts of potential future acquisitions.
Read More The Art of Corporate Acquisition and the Space Economy: Motivations, Historical Trends, and Forecasts
Assume that the launch cost becomes less than $100 a kilogram. What are potential market disruptions? What negative consequences might be created?
Read More Thought Experiment: What Would be the Implications of Ultra-Low-Cost Access To Space?
This article reviews some of the worst solar storms in history and the consequences they brought.
Read More A History of Havoc: The Most Disruptive Solar Storms and Their Consequences
This article discusses the emerging geopolitical landscape of outer space, highlighting the key players, their interests, and potential conflicts.
Read More The New Frontier: Geopolitics of Outer Space
A spaceport, also known as a cosmodrome or launch complex, is a specialized facility designed for the construction, maintenance, launch, and recovery of spacecraft and their payloads. What are the challenges associated with building a spaceport?
Read More The Challenges of Building a New Spaceport
This article provides an analysis of the program, including a historical timeline, challenges, and benefits.
Read More NASA’s Commercial Crew Program: A Look at Its History, Challenges, and Benefits
The chronology of the development of the Apollo spacecraft and the lunar mission provides specific documented information covering a wide range of happenings both directly and indirectly related to the program.
Read More The Apollo Spacecraft, A Chronology – Free e-books (4 volumes)
A collection of essays reflecting on the first 50 years of NASA.
Read More NASA 50th Anniversary Proceedings – Free e-book
A collection of (interesting) historical NASA project Apollo documents.
Read More NASA Apollo – Historical Documents Compendium
While there have been many studies recounting the history of Apollo, this book seeks to draw out the statistical information about each of the flights that have been long buried in numerous technical memoranda and historical studies. It seeks to recount the missions, measuring results against the expectations for them.
Read More Apollo by the Numbers – Free e-book
Examines FAA launch forecast accuracy between 1995 in 2022.
Read More How Accurate are FAA Commercial Launch Forecasts?
Whether it be paying the bills, making investments or insuring our cars and homes, the vast majority of our financial transactions are now carried out digitally. But what does this have to do with space?
Read More What Does Space Have To Do With Finance And Insurance?