The Office of Space Commerce (OSC) is a governmental body within the United States Department of Commerce that serves as an interface between the public and private sectors in the realm of commercial space activities. Its overarching responsibility is to encourage, facilitate, and promote the growth of the American commercial space industry. Given the increasingly important role that space commerce is playing in the world’s economy, the activities of the OSC have important implications for economic development, national security, and international partnerships.Read More What is OSC and Its Relevance to the Space Economy?
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), commonly known as UFOs, have captured public imagination for decades. However, scientific research into these phenomena has been limited. NASA recently released a report by an independent study team outlining how the agency can leverage its expertise and assets to enhance the scientific study of UAP. Satellite imaging and space-based observations will play a key role in this endeavor.Read More The Role of Satellite Imaging and Space-Based Observations in UAP Research
The space economy is a growing industry, with estimates for 2022, valuing it at $546 billion globally. As more companies enter this emerging market, conducting competitive analysis is crucial for new space economy startups to understand the competitive landscape and position themselves for success. This article provides a guide on how space economy startups can approach competitive analysis.Read More Competitive Analysis for Space Economy Startups
This article covers the following topics: the risks and challenges with having a high market share; strategies for a space economy startup to exploit a high market share; and strategies for a space economy startup to enter a market dominated by an incumbent.Read More Space Economy Startups: Strategies for Exploiting High Market Share and Entering Markets Dominated by an Incumbent
The report was published by NASA’s Satellite Servicing Capabilities Project team. It captures findings from their study on developing on-orbit satellite servicing capabilities. The document is a must read for those interested in space logistics.Read More Report: On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Study (NASA 2010)