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Government agencies are increasingly looking to the commercial sector to meet their space mission needs. What are the drivers toward this hybrid architecture? How can government assess commercial readiness? Are there best practices the commercial sector could install? In this episode Aerospace’s Ronald Birk talks to Clare Grason, Chief of US Space Force’s Commercial Satellite Communications Office and Phil McAlister, Director of NASA’s Commercial Spaceflight Division.
Read more about frameworks used to assess commercial readiness, “Assessing Commercial Solutions for Government Space Missions”, by David McQuiggan and Ronald Birk.
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