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Two new space policy papers have been released by the Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) under the rubric of The Aerospace Corporation.

Reconfigurable space fleets

The first paper, On-Orbit Assembly of Space Assets: A Path to Affordable and Adaptable Space Infrastructure, surveys the new on-orbit assembly paradigm and provides a roadmap toward reconfigurable space fleets. The authors discuss how the ability to build and reconfigure spacecraft on-orbit could overcome key limits imposed by building spacecraft on the ground and then launching them to orbit.

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Insurance market

The second paper, Assurance through Insurance and On-orbit Servicing, examines the interplay between on-orbit servicing and the satellite insurance market. This paper analyzes how repairing and upgrading components via on-orbit servicing could potentially revolutionize how satellites operate in space.

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The new reports were briefed during the first meeting of a newly formed Senior Advisory Council for The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy.

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Handpicked members

Explained Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO, the new Council’s support and guidance will prove vital in efforts to shape the future of the space enterprise.

The newly established council works as strategic advisers to the CSPS research agenda and reviews individual projects. The current members are:

Vice Adm. Manson Brown, USCG (Ret.)

Carissa Bryce Christensen

The Honorable Madelyn Creedon

Adm. Cecil Haney, USN (Ret.)

Lt. Gen. Larry James, USAF (Ret.)

Maj. Gen. Susan Mashiko, USAF (Ret.)

Col. Pamela Melroy, USAF (Ret.)

“We’re honored to have these luminaries supporting CSPS, who were each handpicked to offer us insights across the spectrum of space activity,” said Jamie Morin, the executive director of the Center in a press statement.

To read other publications that explore the technology, policy, and economic aspects of current developments in space, go to:


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