Authored Articles and Conference Papers



"Support Supersonics to Sustain American Aerospace Ascendancy"

June 29, 2017

SPI graduate student, Cody Knipfer, authored "Support Supersonics to Sustain American Aerospace Ascendancy," which was published by Huffington Post

"A coming communications crunch at Mars"

June 05, 2017

SPI graduate student, Cody Knipfer, authored "A coming communications crunch at Mars," which was featured in The Space Review.

"It’s time for the US Air Force to prepare for preemption in space"

May 08, 2017

Dr. John Klein co-authored a piece titled "It’s time for the US Air Force to prepare for preemption in space," which was published in The Space Review and War is Boring.

Wishful thinking collides with policy, economic realities in ‘Capitalism in Space'

April 04, 2017

Dr. Pace's op-ed, "Wishful thinking collides with policy, economic realities in ‘Capitalism in Space'" was published by SpaceNews. It examines the concept of commercial activity in the space sector and ran in the March 27 issue of SpaceNews magazine, which was distributed at the 33rd Space Symposium.

Beyond the RD-180

March 27, 2017

SPI graduate student, Evan Linck, co-authored "Beyond the RD-180" for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he contributes as an analyst for the Aerospace Security Project.

Space is bigger than NASA

March 14, 2017

Dr. Pace authored an op-ed for The Hill, titled "Space is bigger than NASA," which offers commentary on policy decisions facing the current administration.

What Is New Space? The Changing Ecosystem of Global Space Activity

March 03, 2017

SPI associate, Deganit Paikowsky authored "What Is New Space? The Changing Ecosystem of Global Space Activity," which provides an overview and analysis of the differences between the ecosystems of “Old” and New Space. It was published in New Space magazine.

"Presidential space leadership depends on the enabling context (part 2)"

February 20, 2017

Visiting scholar, Matt Chessen's article, "Presidential space leadership depends on the enabling context (part 2)," was published in The Space Review and analyzes the factors which may determine the Trump Administration's success or failure in space leadership.

"Presidential space leadership depends on the enabling context (part 1)"

February 13, 2017

Visiting scholar, Matt Chessen's article, "Presidential space leadership depends on the enabling context (part 1)," was published in The Space Review and analyzes the Kennedy Administration's contributions to American leadership in space.

"We tried to save 150 people in Aleppo from 5,000 miles away"

January 09, 2017

Professor Steven Livingston's "We tried to save 150 people in Aleppo from 5,000 miles away" was published in the Washington Post and explores satellite-generated geospatial data use by human rights groups in the context of conflict in Syria.

Is Creating a National Space Council the Best Choice?

January 03, 2017

Dr. John Logsdon authored an essay for The Space Review answering the question, "Is there a best organizational structure or approach at the presidential level, if the United States wants to maximize the contributions of its civilian, military, intelligence, and commercial space capabilities to the pursuit of its national goals and purposes?"

America’s Future in LEO? The possibilities and challenges facing commercial space stations (part 1)

December 12, 2016

First year graduate student, Cody Knipfer was published in The Space Review. His submission, "America’s future in LEO? The possibilities and challenges facing commercial space stations (part 1)" provides a detailed analysis of the future of ISS, specifically regarding research, commercial applications and eventual replacement options.

Navigating in Space - Taking GNSS to New Heights

November 30, 2016

SPI Director Scott Pace coauthored "Navigating in Space - Taking GNSS to New Heights," a study of  Global Navigation Satellite Systems published in Inside GNSS.