With space now recognised as an operational domain, many NATO nations are rapidly assessing the capability they can field both to support operations in space and to enable the joint force.
NATO’s ability to leverage space will depend on access to space; a reality that has underscored the value of the commercial launch service market. That market is currently valued at $8.9 billion, with a CAGR estimated at 17.2% until 2026. A military emphasis on space is likely to drive that growth to new heights. As commercial services become increasingly regular and affordable, they provide defence with a ready-made opportunity to enhance their space capabilities – rapidly and iteratively.
This workshop aims to support partnerships between the defence customer and the commercial partners on whom they will rely. It will ask how military can best make use of launch services to deliver a reliable, repeatable service necessary to grow and to sustain a capability edge for this newest warfighting domain.
What you will learn:
· Understand the current defence requirement for launch services
· Explore how to utilise commercial launch services to bring down cost and improve availability
· Innovative approaches to the launch model; developing space ports and other new models to improve accessibility and better meet defence and civil requirements
· Gauge how launch service capabilities can and should expand to ensure reliability and repeatability