Episode 41: The Accelerating Pace of the Space Industry

Space launches in 2024 are routine events – new satellites enter orbit on a weekly basis, and the industry is changing fast.

In this episode, we examine the increasing commercialisation of space and its implications, including how access to (relatively inexpensive) launch facilities has changed the satellite market, and how states and commercial companies are now working together to meet new demands. Dr Michelle Parker, Vice President, Space Mission Systems at Boeing Defense, Space & Security, joins us to discuss a legacy business that has adapted to new trends, and to survey the landscape of up-and-coming space technologies.

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Juliana Suess

Research Fellow, Space Security

Military Sciences

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