Military survey results show need for advancing speed and resiliency for U.S. Space

The modern space domain is rapidly changing, with new and evolving threats that must be addressed to ensure continued success for national security. In this environment, military space will need to become more interconnected and data-centric, according to respondents of Breaking Defense’s 2021 Military Space Survey.

The survey polled over 400 representatives across the government and commercial sectors on topics related to improving space acquisition, critical capabilities for the nation, most significant threats to the enterprise, and collaboration across different agencies.

The results echo many of the findings The Aerospace Corporation has observed through the breadth and depth of its work supporting government customers across diverse mission areas. As an example, Aerospace convened a virtual summit in October on “Delivering the Mission in the Space Information Age.” The summit, which involved senior leadership from military, civil, and commercial organizations, discussed themes such as cloud-based computing and connectivity, the importance of integrating data across missions and organizations, and how to meet the needs of the “end users” of space.

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