The Global Quest for Space Leadership and Competitiveness



The global space ecosystem has undergone substantial changes over the past 10 years with a growth in both international players and private investment in space. Established players are trying to maintain a competitive edge while new players work to become competitive. The dynamics at play cut across public and private sectors, thus it is critical to examine trends in both sectors and understand the coupling between them. While these trends are indicative of major changes to the global space ecosystem, a closer looks reveals a fragility that requires a holistic strategic approach for maintaining and increasing competitiveness.