Earth observation is an area of the space sector with many applications. Access to regularly updated basic imagery is very useful – how many times…View More What is it like being an Earth observation analyst?
Every year, space junk seems to be attracting more attention. As the number of satellites orbiting Earth grows, the chances increase of some of them…View More How big a deal is space junk and what should we do about it?
There is an ever-increasing number of satellites in orbit around Earth. There are more firms every day that are using satellite-provided Earth observation imagery to…View More How does the business of selling Earth observation data work?
Space business tends to be concentrated in a few key markets. But technological improvements are leading to geographic diversification. Other countries are starting to play…View More What role does New Zealand play in the global space sector?
It used to be that space missions were carried out by large governments. During the Cold War, Washington and Moscow led humanity’s engagement with space.…View More What is happening in the space sector in Taiwan?
There is much buzz in the news nowadays about sustainability in low Earth orbit (LEO). With the rise of megaconstellations, fears of space debris and…View More How should we sustainably govern low Earth orbit?
There is growing concern about the militarization of space. Oftentimes, discussions about this topic focus on the larger space powers – the United States, Russia,…View More How should Australia respond to space militarization?
Many manmade objects are in orbit around Earth. How do we know which are which? The problem is, we don’t. Not always, anyway. Oftentimes, we…View More How would ELROI let us know which satellites are which?
Robots are critical for expanding humanity off-planet. They help not just with exploring distant parts of the universe, but also with advancing our economic activity…View More How will robotics advance the space economy?
Space is more turbulent than it first appears. Space weather, specifically radiation and plasma emanating from our Sun, can affect Earth’s habitability. It can also…View More How well can we forecast space weather?