Launch Services Roundtable NGSO and the New Smallsat Rockets



Part two of our launch services roundtable will focus on the rising demand for NGSO launch services and a tidal wave of new smaller launch vehicles designed for business in the age of small satellite constellations. According to the FAA, there are approximately 50 proposed small launch vehicles being developed or conceptualized in the world today. These vehicles aim to give small satellite and constellation operators greater control over their business plans, and therefore, open access to space to a wider range of customers. This panel will both explore the new menu of launch options and address the challenges facing smaller launchers, including the tightening bottleneck, space debris and potential regulatory concerns, flexibility, and availability. The demand is out there. Will prices remain low enough for their target customers? How will the smaller launch vehicle operators accommodate the needs of the market?