France has always been a pioneer in space: It was the third nation to establish a space program, and it led Europe’s launch vehicle development. Military and civil space strategies from the past few years have planned for the completion of new military satellite constellations, the first launch of the new Ariane 6 launch vehicle, and an increase in domestic space industry investment.
The Space Report reached out to a selection of space industry leaders seeking their predictions on what’s ahead for 2023. They foresaw a number of challenges ahead for governments and space firms, from rising international tensions to increased congestion in low Earth orbit.
The S-Network Space Index℠ tracks a global portfolio of publicly traded companies that are active in space-related businesses such as satellite-based telecommunications; transmission of television and radio content via satellite . . .
In China, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. Of the twelve animals, it is regarded as the luckiest and symbolizes mercy and elegance. People born in this year avoid arguing and fighting. As one contemplates the major space issues facing the new Congress and the Biden-Harris administration, a realist must accept that it is likely they will be debated . . .
Defense space initiatives received an additional $2.2 billion in appropriations on top of the initial request for fiscal year 2023 alongside a first-of-its-kind shift in stated strategy.
Led by former Rep. and Moon Walker Associates CEO Bob Walker, Space Matters convenes former NASA administrator and former Rep. Jim Bridenstine, BryceTech CEO and founder Carissa Christensen, and Constellation Advisory President and Founder Patricia Cooper to provide unparalleled analysis into space programs and the regulatory and business environment.
The National Space Council asked for comment on new commercial space systems and how the commercial space sector could be regulated during a pair of online meetings set for November. The council wants input from industry and the public. The move is part of a Biden Administration push to deal with issues including crowded orbits and the safety of space tourists.
In a first-of-its-kind shift in stated strategy, the Biden Administration pledged, in a document that outlines Pentagon plans, to protect growing American commercial interests in space while advancing military space capabilities and international cooperation in orbit. Military space has returned to the spotlight in recent years after a slump that accompanied the end of the Cold War.
The kingdom of Bahrain is the smallest country in the Middle East, measuring only 294 square miles with a population of 1.7 million people. The small nation is an ambitious emerging playerin the space sector.