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Commercialisation of LEO needs destinations beyond just the ISS

Commercialisation of low Earth orbit will require new models for public-private partnership, and it will be built on a technology infrastructure that will include the likes of robotics and machine learning. But commercial success will hinge on an infrastructure that “buys down the risk” for commercial partners and investors. And it will depend on having destinations beyond just the International Space Station (ISS), with other facilities required.

These were some of the conclusions of a seminar hosted by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’ Center for Enterprise, Exploration and Defense in Space (CEEDS) at the end of June, examining the potential for low Earth orbit commercialisation.

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