Consider the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) plans to create an independent Planetary Protection Review Board to recommend updates to regulations which will “prevent contamination of potentially habitable worlds by NASA spacecraft, or contamination of the Earth by any life that may exist on those worlds.”
The Space industry is developing rapidly…expanding one might say. The numbers are, forgive me, astronomical. At the recent 35th National Space Symposium held April 8-19, 2019 in Colorado, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross commented on the Trump Administration’s commitment to land a presence on the Moon by 2024. Secretary Ross went on to say the US Commerce Department has assessed today’s 400-billion-dollar global space economy will quickly grow to one trillion dollars, and quite feasibly three trillion by 2040.
Now, suppose your organization has critical space operations with numerous suppliers, projects, and major contracts depending on the next launch supporting the International Space Station (ISS). The weather is perfect, all systems are ‘go’. Then as instantly as you text, your team learns there has been a power failure on the ISS likely postponing, perhaps canceling, the launch entirely with your organization’s space innovations which were to secure lucrative proof-of-concept during this flight.
It happened, three times so far, the most recent ISS power loss happening yesterday. Where is everyone on your team? What happens now? Your launch operations have contingency plans, of course, but this is new ground. Robust and reliable communications are key during such an event as this.
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