The rise in international space endeavors coupled with the rise in commercial space pursuits has generated a space environment that is congested, contested, and competitive. This new reality must be addressed to ensure that the benefits of space remain open to all humankind and to ensure the U.S. can continue to leverage space for its national interests. Luxembourg has taken a unique approach to space sector development, opting for a commercial-centric strategy rather than the traditional government focus. The Luxembourg five-point model offers a potential framework for supporting foreign nations in their space capability development, which could open doors to many opportunities for the U.S.
The Center for Space Policy and Strategy provides nonpartisan research and strategic analysis to decision-makers in the space enterprise.