Topics

Browse Resources by Country

Partisan Fight Threatens to Delay Pentagon, Space Force Budget

Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee sent warning signals on Wednesday that the Pentagon’s $762 billion spending plan for 2023 could snag in the Senate over hot-button policy provisions. . .

Read More

Advances in Nuclear Reactors Could Power NASA Missions on Moon, Mars and Transform Life on Earth

After a decades-long hibernation, nuclear fission power has come back into fashion for NASA and other agencies as a way to deliver power to remote locations and drive spacecraft at speeds other fuels cannot deliver.

After a decades-long hibernation, nuclear fission power has come back into fashion for NASA and other agencies as a way to deliver power to remote locations and drive spacecraft at speeds other fuels cannot deliver.

Read More

Strikes in Ukraine Spotlight U.S., European Deficits in Hypersonic Arms Race

Russia’s use of hypersonic weapons in Ukraine is the latest escalation in a growing arms race for missiles that can travel through the atmosphere at more than Mach 5. The U.S. and its allies are accelerating spending on hypersonic weapons development, but haven’t fielded one to date, prompting leaders to fear a missile gap. . .

Russia’s use of hypersonic weapons in Ukraine is the latest escalation in a growing arms race for missiles that can travel through the atmosphere at more than Mach 5. The U.S. and its allies are accelerating spending on hypersonic weapons development, but haven’t fielded one to date, prompting leaders to fear a missile gap. . .

Read More

New Launch Vehicles Expected to Make 2022 Maiden Flights

Sixteen new launch vehicles were expected to debut this year. In late March, Blue Origin delayed its debut to 2023. Here’s a look at New Glenn and the class of 2022, including their expected capabilities.

Read More

State of Space 2022

State of Space 2022

The Space economy hit $447 billion in 2021 and the pace of growth was expected to accelerate in 2022.

Read More

Record Number of New Launch Vehicles Set for 2022 Debut

With 15 new launch vehicles expected to make maiden flights this year, 2022 is set to be the busiest year for new rockets since the dawn of the Space Age.

With 15 new launch vehicles expected to make maiden flights this year, 2022 is set to be the busiest year for new rockets since the dawn of the Space Age.

Read More

Insurers Finish 2021 in Black Despite Growing Debris, Congestion Worries

While increased congestion and debris from a Russian anti-satellite weapons test roiled insurance markets for some spacecraft in low Earth orbit, increases in launch reliability and a booming marketplace with historic numbers of satellites

While increased congestion and debris from a Russian anti-satellite weapons test roiled insurance markets for some spacecraft in low Earth orbit, increases in launch reliability and a booming marketplace with historic numbers of satellites . . .

Read More

2022 TSRQ1 – U.S. Core Space Employment Reaches 10-Year High, with Double-digit Growth the Past 5 Years

The United States relies on an integrated space workforce and space industrial base to provide the critical supply chains that support U.S. leadership in space.

The United States relies on an integrated space workforce and space industrial base to provide the critical supply chains that support U.S. leadership in space.

Read More

2022 TSRQ1 – Space Industry Leaders Fear Labor Shortfall Could Slow Space Manufacturing Boom

As satellite assembly lines and mass production of new launch vehicles continue to ramp up, U.S. labor shortages in the manufacturing sector threaten to slow the pace of space industry growth.

As satellite assembly lines and mass production of new launch vehicles continue to ramp up, U.S. labor shortages in the manufacturing sector threaten to slow the pace of space industry growth.

Read More

JSEP Program Inspires High School Students to Find Their Place in Space

Just as the space industry is thriving and creating a bevy of new jobs, falling STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) proficiencies and dwindling STEM-career interest among U.S. students threaten to exclude today’s young people from realizing opportunities in today’s space ecosystem

Just as the space industry is thriving and creating a bevy of new jobs, falling STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) proficiencies and dwindling STEM-career interest among U.S. students threaten to exclude today’s young people from realizing opportunities in today’s space ecosystem . . .

Read More