Space Quarterly Magazine

Covering civil space, commercial space, space policy, military space, space science, history, future space and other timely topics.

Space Quarterly Magazine to Suspend Publication

Space Quarterly Magazine to Suspend Publication

Effective immediately Space Quarterly magazine is suspending publication. This includes both the print and digital editions.


Current Issue of Space Quarterly Delayed

Current Issue of Space Quarterly Delayed

The current issue of Space Quarterly has been delayed in production but we are anticipating having it ready and released around July 29th.


Planetary Protection: A Work in Progress

Planetary Protection: A Work in Progress

For the past few years, a research team in Antarctica has been drilling through several miles of ice in an effort to reach Lake Vostok. Lake Vostok is the largest of a number of bodies of fresh water trapped deep in the ice and isolated from the rest of Earth's biosphere for millions of years. What forms of life may exist in Lake Vostok are of interest not only to terrestrial ecologists but also astrobiologists given that moons such as Europa, Ganymede, and Enceladus may have water oceans underneath their outer icy surfaces.


The Emerging Space Cyberwarfare Theatre

The Emerging Space Cyberwarfare Theatre

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


The Defence and Security Applications of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

The Defence and Security Applications of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


March 2013 Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Released

March 2013 Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Released

The March 2013 edition of Space Quarterly Magazine is now available. Here are the table of contents for the U.S. and Canadian editions.


Smallsats on the Rise

Smallsats on the Rise

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


India Races China in Space For Asian Prestige, Military Security

India Races China in Space For Asian Prestige, Military Security

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


Space Quarterly Magazine December Issue Available

Space Quarterly Magazine December Issue Available

The December 2012 edition of Space Quarterly Magazine is now available. Here are the table of contents for the U.S. and Canadian editions.


Veteran Space Reporter Craig Covault Joins Growing SpaceRef Team

Veteran Space Reporter Craig Covault Joins Growing SpaceRef Team

SpaceRef is pleased to announce that award winning veteran reporter Craig Covault has agreed to join the growing SpaceRef team. Craig will be a Contributing Editor for SpaceRef's Space Quarterly magazine and a Senior Editor for SpaceRef's network of web sites.


Iran Space Program Update

Iran Space Program Update

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


Alouette 1 - Celebrating 50 Years of Canada in Space

Alouette 1 - Celebrating 50 Years of Canada in Space

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


Space Quarterly Magazine September Issue Now Available

Space Quarterly Magazine September Issue Now Available

The September 2012 edition of Space Quarterly Magazine is now available. Here are the table of contents for the U.S. and Canadian editions.


Is There a Future for Space-Based Solar Power?

Is There a Future for Space-Based Solar Power?

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


Do Budget Cuts Mean an End to Flagship Programs?

Do Budget Cuts Mean an End to Flagship Programs?

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


SpaceRef Space Quarterly Magazine June Issue Released

SpaceRef Space Quarterly Magazine June Issue Released

The latest edition of Space Quarterly magazine is now available. Highlights of our U.S. edition include a look at the Democratic and Republican space polices leading up to the election along with what budget cuts mean for NASA's flagship programs.


Order Back Issues

Order Back Issues

You can now order back issues of either the print or digital editions of Space Quarterly Magazine. Please note that when you buy the print edition you also get the digital edition at no additional cost. Select the issue you want below. If you want more than one issue, simple select one issue and then you'll be able to select more issues from subsequent pages and add them to your cart.


Making the Case for Human Missions to Asteroids

Making the Case for Human Missions to Asteroids

The following article is a free sample from the current issue of Space Quarterly Magazine. It is our hope that if you enjoy this article you will consider subscribing to the magazine.


Space Quarterly Magazine March 2012 Issue Set to be Released

Space Quarterly Magazine March 2012 Issue Set to be Released

The latest edition of Space Quarterly magazine will be available March 1. This issue is our biggest effort to date with 17 articles covering a wide range of topics including a focus on military space.


December 2011 Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Available

December 2011 Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Available

The latest edition of Space Quarterly magazine is available. The U.S. edition focuses primarily on space policy and the Space Launch System with a few budget and commercial pieces in between. The Canadian edition focuses on space policy along with updates on Canada's rover program, one of Canada's next satellites to be launched, NEOSSat and COM DEV's Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite constellation.


First Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Released

First Issue of Space Quarterly Magazine Released

We are very pleased today to release the first issue of Space Quarterly Magazine with both the U.S. and Canadian editions now available.


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Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
Marc Boucher
Senior Editor
Keith Cowing
Managing Editor
Contributing Editor
Craig Covault
Contributing Writers
Ryan Anderson
Emmet Cole
Eric Choi
Leonard David
James Fergusson
Jeff Foust
Chris Gainor
Christina Giannopapa
Roger Handberg
Josh Hartman
Brian Harvey
Elizabeth Howell
Mark Ingebretsen
Paul Kallender-Umezu
Ken Kremer
Joe Landon
Eva-Jane Lark
Matthew Mather
Peter McMahon
Aaron Oesterle
Erik Seedhouse
Marc Selinger
Barry Shanko
Eric Sterner
Marcia Smith
Mark Williamson
Dennis Wingo