Rockets

Rocket Lab Launches Into NewSpace Leadership Role

The new space race is no longer about the United States and the Soviet Union going tit for tat in a chest-thumping contest for dominance over the pockmarked rock that orbits our planet. The rapid commercialization of space is witnessing an unprecedented emergence of private companies racing for lucrative government contracts, as well as private […]

7 China Space Startups for Rockets, Satellites

We recently deconstructed an upcoming IPO from NIO, a China-based manufacturer of electric vehicles that hopes to take on Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) some day. We noted then that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is gunning for the United States in every technological arena possible, from artificial intelligence to fintech. And while China may be kicking […]

Rocket Engines That Might Take Us to Mars

You don’t acquire a geeky obsession about technology like ours without growing up being a science fiction fan. While Star Wars fostered an unhealthy fetish for Carrie Fisher in a skimpy slave outfit, Star Trek probably holds a special place in our tiny little MBA hearts. That’s because Gene Roddenberry’s space opera offered a vision […]

5 Developments in NewSpace for 2018

The 21st century. This is to be the century of flying cars and warp speed engines that will take us to other worlds. There are a growing number of companies working on the former, but as far as we know, humanity is far from developing the means of traveling faster than the speed of light. […]

6 NewSpace Startups Enabling Future Research

In quite a few of the bleaker science fiction worlds, the future is fraught with all sorts of sinister dangers, from invading aliens to varying apocalyptic visions of Easy Rider in the Outback. One of the more common villains is the Company or the Corporation—an all-powerful conglomerate that’s usually up to no good in pursuit […]

8 NewSpace Startups Prove it IS Rocket Science

All this talk about Elon Musk taking everyone to Mars got us to thinking about sci-fi movies that feature cool spaceships. Those of us from a certain generation favor the USS Enterprise. The new movies are a blast, even if Kirk doesn’t get the hook-up with blue-skinned alien babes like in the Shatner days. But […]

Reusable Rockets from Bezos’ Space Company Blue Origin

Space is the new frontier for successful entrepreneurs who have enough discretionary cash to target this capital intensive niche where lucrative opportunities abound. Startups like Branson’s Oneweb promise internet access for everyone via a massive network of small satellites, while Musk’s SpaceX has already succeeded in delivering cargo to the International Space Station. Another player in the space industry is Jeff Bezos […]

Rocket Lab: Carbon Fiber Rockets Powered by 3D Printing

We recently wrote about Richard Branson’s OneWeb, a company dedicated to providing everyone in the world with access to the internet via a “satellite constellation”.  The story gets even more exciting when Elon Musk throws his hat into the ring with intentions of creating an even more sophisticated “satellite constellation” with his company SpaceX. While […]