Prepare for launch: The future of space exploration

Between advancements in manufacturing and greater private investment in space exploration, living and working off-planet could soon become a reality. A new interview outlines the next phase of extraterrestrial innovation: a space economy that functions for space-bound purposes, rather than for Earth-bound needs, as satellites do. But what will a space economy actually look like? Explore these insights on the implications of a space economy and other space-industry trends to find answers to the questions:

  • Who is funding space exploration and colonization?
  • What will happen to the debris we produce? Will it fall back to Earth?
  • How feasible is a future of space tourism?

Lockheed Martin’s Joe Landon on the emerging space economy

Space: Investment shifts from GEO to LEO and now beyond

Wall Street to Mission Control: Can space tourism pay off?

Building a better planet with satellite data

Look out below: What will happen to the space debris in orbit?

R&D for space: Who is actually funding it?

Digital: The next horizon for global aerospace and defense

Seeing Earth from space: The power of satellite images

Expectations versus reality: Commercial satellite constellations