The recognition that space is a warfighting domain has changed how The Aerospace Corporation’s customers across the Department of Defense (DOD), intelligence community, civil space programs, allied organizations, and commercial space segments approach mission assurance. The unstated model of the past focused on segment mission assurance. For the modern space enterprise dominating the threat requires an integrated approach to ensure delivery of critical capabilities in a contested environment.
Aerospace is uniquely positioned to increase up-front customer engagement across the space enterprise to achieve end-to-end mission success across customers and mission areas. The goal is to develop integrated perspectives and solutions leveraging our unique role as the FFRDC for the space enterprise.
Aerospace is taking a two-pronged approach toward this objective. First, there are numerous initiatives internally to optimize communication across organizations, ensuring that Aerospace guidance across the space enterprise is founded on commonly understood facts and assumptions. Second, Aerospace is developing processes and tools to identify specific challenges and opportunities that would be well addressed by the combined efforts of our customers. With these approaches well underway, we are confident that we will help customers find partners and solutions to meet the evolving challenges they face. With Aerospace’s broad reach across the space enterprise, it is a responsibility we embrace.