In the last decade, the launch market has shifted considerably from SpaceX delivering on its promise of high cadence reusable launch and rideshare programs becoming the norm, while more innovative approaches on hundred launchers have been in development. Yet, launch remains the industry’s bottleneck. SLS has been delayed, pushing Artemis & NASA’s ambition to the.
The most predominant satellite manufacturing issue remains a shortage of semiconductors, says Northern Sky Research consultant Dallas Kasaboski, amid high demand from crypto and other markets outside of space. Pandemic-related supply restraints have also seen “launches delayed due to a lack of liquid oxygen, personnel, or other necessities,” he added.