11 Dec 2019

Wi-Fi 6 Is Coming And Will Impact Your Business

Wi-Fi is as ubiquitous as a technology can get. It is widely used and widely understood. In part because of its widespread acceptance, the standards that make Wi-Fi work are slow to change. But a new change is coming and it will make dramatic improvements to how our devices communicate with each other. This post provides some insights into the new Wi-Fi standard aimed at the business and government executive. We review some of the opportunities and risks that will soon present themselves because of the new version, and will do so in a way that will help leaders consider how this change will impact your strategy for success in the market.

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02 Dec 2019

Is Space Critical Infrastructure?

The establishment of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) was announced earlier this year with the mission to enhance the space community’s ability to prepare for and respond to cyber vulnerabilities, incidents, and threats. Although the Space ISAC won’t be fully up and running until early 2020, the industry group is already pursuing a hefty agenda item: lobby the federal government to designate commercial space systems as critical infrastructure (CI). While a partnership with federal agencies provides undeniable value, I do not believe the establishment of a new CI sector will result in the prioritized government action that industry is seeking.

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18 Sep 2019

Mitigating Threats to Commercial Space Satellites

The space domain is transforming into an increasingly contested and congested environment. The President has referred to it as a critical warfighting domain and in response, the Department of Defense has recently established U.S. Space Command as a unified combatant command to employ space capabilities and lead space operations. In the private sector, we have seen investments in commercial space grow exponentially as advances in technology have sparked a renewed global interest in the final frontier. In the last decade alone an estimated 500 venture capital firms have invested in space, with approximately 20% making their first investments in 2018. A recent report by Morgan Stanley also cites, “the revenue generated by the global space industry may increase to more than $1 trillion by 2040.”

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04 Sep 2019

US sanctions Iran space agency over alleged ballistic missiles

Days after an explosion took place at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center, the United States government has imposed sanctions on the country’s civilian space agency as well as two related research facilities. According to the Trump administration, the recent explosion was an indication that the site is being used for

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03 Sep 2019

Iran Confirms Rocket Explosion At Its Space Center

Iran confirmed that an explosion took place last Thursday at the country’s Imam Khomeini Space Center. On Friday, US President Trump tweeted footage of the site after explosion and stated that the US had not been involved in the incident. The footage was apparently taken by a US spy satellite.

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02 Sep 2019

How an Autonomous Self-Assembling Space Robot Could Transform NASA’s Future Missions

In collaboration with Made in Space, NASA is working on a revolutionary new spacecraft called Archinaut One that will include an extended-structure 3D printer and a robotic arm. Together, these features will “enable remote in-space construction of items, including things like communication antenna, large scale space telescopes and other complex

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27 Aug 2019

Unpiloted Soyuz Capsule With Humanoid Robot On Board Finally Reaches Space Station

On Tuesday, an unpiloted Russia Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked at the International Space Station. A previous attempt at this unprecedented feat failed on Saturday, but “the second time was the charm,” NASA spokesperson Rob Navias said. While the Soyuz MS-14 has no human crew, it is manned by Skybot F-850,

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18 Aug 2019

U.S. Military is Eager to Take Advantage of Smallsats at Scale if Price is Right

The U.S. military is eager to take advantage of small satellite (smallsat) constellations that operate in low Earth orbit if they can fulfill requirements at the right price. The Department of Defense sees promise in smallsat technology and is working with government and industry partners to try and reduce costs

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30 Jul 2019

France wants to arm satellites with guns and lasers by 2030

France not only plans to set up its own space force to defend the country’s satellites, but France’s Minister of Defense is also launching a program to upgrade those satellites with cameras capable of detecting threats. Furthermore, the country aims to replace the upgraded satellites with yet another generation of

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12 Jul 2019

Military Spy Satellite Targeting Iran Crashes To Earth After Catastrophic Failure

It is absolutely fair to ask yourself if this crash could be the result of enemy action. There is no evidence of that yet, but it is something that must be investigated. Here is what is known: Earlier this week, a UAE-funded mission failed to launch a new satellite intended

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