Rumours Starlink could be 2024’s big IPO are in circulation, but hype and the Musk effect have inflated the value of Space commercialisation and the financial actuality. What are they really worth?
Fail Fast – Tesla and SpaceX are extraordinary, but does Musk have the Bandwith to solve all his problems?
The SpaceX Starship will be a wonderous thing, and Tesla is a great car company, but does Elon Musk have the time to keep them on track while trying to figure out what to do with his Twitter unwanted stepchild? He’ll come up with something nifty, like X Corp, to fuddle it through..
The failure of Virgin Orbit to achieve the first successful satellite launch from the UK is disappointing. It puts the opportunities for space business under the spotlight. There is money to be made, but how, and by whom?
It is right to let a small number of very wealthy entrepreneurs fill Earth’s already crowded orbital space to establish non-terrestrial internet monopolies? What are the risks, and are the costs justified? Should orbital space be a public good?