Space is changing more rapidly than ever, due in large part to the transformation of the commercial space industrial sector. Technological advancement, lower-cost access to space and massive private investment are all driving a wave of innovation that has the potential to introduce next-generation and novel space capabilities in the coming years to meet current and emerging operational needs.
The demand signal is clear: the U.S. government is eager to rapidly harness commercial space’s pace of innovation to improve the nation’s security and prosperity. Aerospace has launched its Commercial Space Futures Office to foster greater collaboration between the U.S. government and commercial space and accelerate the development and advancement of U.S. space capabilities. The Commercial Space Futures offerings include identifying, connecting, and aligning commercial solutions with national needs; understanding and mitigating risk to government programs through due diligence assessments; accelerating the path to integration of solutions through work in enabling standards and regulation, and enabling the insertion of new technologies through verification and validation, access to facilities, capability maturation and testbeds.
To learn more about Commercial Space Futures, contact us at CSF@aero.org.
Commercial Space Futures
Accelerating Mission-Enabling Innovation With Government and Commercial Collaboration
The Value of Working With the Aerospace Corporation
Assessing Commercial Solutions for Government Space Missions
The Space Policy Show: Assessing Commercial for Government Space
Read more about frameworks used to assess commercial readiness, “Assessing Commercial Solutions for Government Space Missions”, by David McQuiggan and Ronald Birk.
State of Play: Advances in Commercial Space
State of Play is an advisory publication dedicated to emerging trends in space innovation.