Strategic Foresight for the Space Enterprise

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The space enterprise is currently undergoing great transformation and with that comes significant disruption. Strategic foresight provides a diverse set of tools and techniques that help us face the challenge of future uncertainty head-on so that we can make better decisions today. The Four Futures Model provides four archetypes of future storylines (growth, collapse, discipline, and transformation) and allows us to see how decisions could play out across different sets of assumptions. The possibilities for the future space enterprise range from exciting to boring to terrifying and beyond. Foresighting empowers the agility and adaptability needed to proactively navigate these futures to stakeholder advantage, and build opportunity and value beyond what exists in today’s baseline.

Authors: Kara Cunzeman, Paul Frakes, Robin Dickey, Sophia Jones