TOP STORIES: SEPTEMBER 2017
Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.
Here’s our round-up for September:
Moon or Mars: Why not both?
“The Trump Administration has an unprecedented opportunity to set the United States on a path that would exceed President John F. Kennedy’s legendary challenge to our nation to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth. Through a combination of innovative thinking, public-private partnerships, and new incentives, commercial (and potentially international) activities on the surface of the Moon may very well be stimulated, while simultaneously moving forward with sending initial human missions to the surface of Mars by the early 2030s.” Read the article here.
Australia to establish national space agency
The Government of Australia announced Sept. 25 that it plans to formally establish a national space agency, a milestone sought for decades by the country’s space industry and other space advocates.. Read about it here.
Muddling through space traffic management
“Space traffic management” is the cyber security of the space world. It is a hugely important public policy issue that underpins the successful future expansion of space activities, yet there is no agreement on its definition. Read more here.
SpaceX’s worldwide satellite broadband network may have a name: Starlink
SpaceX has filed trademark applications for the word “Starlink” to describe its planned satellite broadband network. SpaceX filed applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on August 21 to have Starlink trademarked for “wireless broadband communication services,” “high-speed wireless Internet access,” and other services related to its upcoming satellite network. Read more at Ars Technica.
Bulgaria Sat striving to sell half of BulgariaSat-1’s capacity outside of Bulgaria and Serbia
Bulgaria Sat, the fledgling Bulgarian satellite operator whose first satellite launched this summer at a time when oversupply has driven prices down, is trying to sell half of its capacity to international customers in more challenging market conditions than first anticipated. – via SpaceNews
Featured image: BulgariaSat-1. Credit: SSL