Iain Christie

Private Investment and the Space Startup

Private investment

In the last column I wrote, I talked about the conundrum faced by government policy makers as they attempt to craft programs to help the entrepreneurial space sector.  One of the major dilemmas that they face is that all entrepreneurial companies depend on private investment to survive, succeed and grow.  Helping those companies means being prepared to help investors.

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Procurement, When All You Have is a Hammer

Canadian flag, government of Canada

I guess the subtitle of this column should be "can the government really help New Space companies?" The simple answer is - "well not really, if all it does is treat them like Old Space companies." Of course the real answer is a lot more complicated than that. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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What Next? The New Space Revolution

What Next? New Space Revolution.

This the sixth and final installment of the this series on the New Space Revolution.  If you have not read the previous articles you may want to do that as they will provide useful context for this one.  Over the course of this series I have talked about how the advent of new space companies based on a new business model that was made possible …

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The New Gold Rush – New Space Revolution

Gold rush - The New Space revolution

This is the fifth article in a six part series on the state (and fate) of the New Space sector.  If you have not read the other articles in the series, you might want to do that since much of this article depends on the arguments made there. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, …

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New Space Revolution – Size Matters

New Space Revolution - Size Matters

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the current state of the space industry. If you have not read the preceding articles, you might find it useful to do that before reading this one as it builds on the arguments made in the earlier parts. This week, company size matters. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space …

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