The Evolving Technology and Economics of Launch

More than 50 launch service providers are currently operational, or aiming to become operational, within the next five years. With the cost of launch likely to see significant reduction due to increased competition, what are the implications for new and legacy launch providers? Among the many new entrants into launch, what proposed technologies represent the most advantageous strategic advantage? (Reusability, additive manufacturing/customization, launch location, vehicle/payload size, launch cadence, propulsion to include alternative fuels, cost, etc.). Many consider a shakeup in the launch segment a definite outcome if there is not a significant growth in current demand. Is continued growth to support dozens of launchers plausible, or will market forces result in consolidation? Assuming a more moderate growth in launch demand, how and when might the industry experience consolidation or a contraction in launch providers?

Date: October 8, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Steve Kaufman
Partner

Hogan Lovells
Ariane Cornell
Director for New Glenn Commercial Sales – Americas

Blue Origin
Stella Guillen
VP of Sales & Marketing

Arianespace, Inc. (AEI)
Jonathan Hofeller
Vice President of Commercial Sales

SpaceX
Chris Kunstadter
Head of Space

AXA XL