NewSpace

Spaceports Represent Latest NewSpace Building Boom

Build it and they will come. This paraphrased prediction – famously uttered from a cinematic cornfield, a place notorious for where creepy killer kids tend to congregate – has both metaphorical and literal connotations. One could apply the maxim in everything from ballfields to a Dwarf Empire theme park in Kunming, China. In our case, […]

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 […]

What are the Space Planes of the Future?

The announcement earlier this year that the United States would field a sixth military branch, dubbed Space Force, immediately conjured to mind sci-fi dynasties like Buck Rogers or Battlestar Galactica, where hotshot pilots maneuver sporty-looking spaceships against various alien baddies. Unfortunately, if the Earth was attacked tomorrow by intelligent giant insects flying super-fast ships that […]

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 […]

Space Radar Satellites Tracking Earth From Space

Nobody likes to be told, “We told you so.” It’s right up there with someone saying, “look out,” right after you’ve stepped through a manhole that’s missing its cover. But at the end of last year, we told you about five developments to look out for in NewSpace. As we predicted, the industry is heating […]

Investing in IIoT and Newspace with ORBCOMM Stock

There are some things that defy classification. Take Goofy, the Disney cartoon character. What the fcuk is Goofy? It’s a debate that has raged for decades. Many just assume he’s a dog-like human, but his romantic partner is a cow, so perhaps he’s a anthropomorphized bovine? Some companies are also hard to peg down. Is […]

10 Satellite Stocks for Your NewSpace Portfolio

A U.K research firm called Pixalytics put out an interesting article late last year which talks about the number of working satellites orbiting the earth (1,738), a number that is dwarfed by the number of satellites in space that are not working (2,897). Imagine trying to collect all those broken satellites that are screaming around our planet at […]

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. […]