In our Future of Space research section we consider how the recent reinvigorated interest in Space exploration will continue and what impact it might have back on Earth.
Many believe that achieving multi-planetary species status is essential to the future of the Human race. These kinds of long term outcomes require constant, compound progress, sustainable economics and political incentives to be achieved.
For this reason, we have placed the ‘economics’ of space at the centre of our research. The exploitation of natural resources, space-based communications networks, low earth orbit travel services for inter-continental travel and the commercialisation of scientific discoveries in Space can all fund the longer term goals further away from Earth.
Exploration will be advanced in the short and medium term by returning to the Moon and establishing a permanent base, launching better telescopes to help identify potential habitable planets further afield, continuing to send robots to Mars…and eventually following them.
All of this will ratchet up to the politicisation and militarisation of Space which will require selfless diplomacy to avoid generational delays.