Cubesats or something like them will always be useful. For training up engineers if nothing else. From the beginning of the space race, microsatellites have been used.
The whole pie grows. There are more US non-SpaceX launches now than before SpaceX. I wouldn’t worry too much.
Quote from: Robotbeat on 03/31/2023 12:54 amThe whole pie grows. There are more US non-SpaceX launches now than before SpaceX. I wouldn’t worry too much.True, thank you. Do you mean that the pie grows in orbit as well as on earth, so that we can expect more providers of space internet than just Starlink, more larges scale providers of earth imagining than just Planet?I'm trying to build a better picture for myself of how the space economy will change over the next ten years. My intuition for this is very fuzzy at the moment.