Air power’s flexibility , paradoxically aided by its impermanence , may well offer the Joint Commander, or more importantly his political masters, the option
to apply pressure in a number of ways of varying subtlety.
The UK has recently announced a number of new military space initiatives, showing that it is taking this strategic environment seriously. While these are welcome developments, questions persist over the UK’s broader space ambitions.
The argument over the UK’s post-Brexit role in the Galileo satellite network has led to broader discussions of the UK’s role as a space power. Yet, of equal importance is what this episode tells us about Europe’s long-term space ambitions.
Alexandra Stickings, Research Fellow, Space Policy and Security
The successful and spectacular inaugural launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy this week not only captured public imaginations with its ground-breaking double booster recovery and quirky payload, but also...