11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Thursday 07 March

15:00 - 16:00   |   Defence & Space Theatre

Advancing Responsive Launch Capabilities in the Space Sector

In the ever-evolving landscape of space operations, responsive launch capabilities have emerged as a critical military necessity. This session will explore the intricacies of responsive launch, drawing inspiration from recent endeavours within the space industry. It will aim to provide a holistic understanding of the key elements influencing space operations, with a focus on agility, adaptability, and swift response to emerging challenges. The discussion will explore the technological advancements propelling responsive launch capabilities, including developments in propulsion systems, materials, and autonomous navigation. Panellists will dissect the design and functionality of agile launch platforms, emphasizing the role of small launch vehicles, reusable technologies, and modular satellite configurations in achieving rapid deployment and mission flexibility. The crucial collaboration between the space industry and defense organizations will be a central theme, discussing successful partnerships, technology transfer initiatives, and joint research and development efforts. Regulatory and policy considerations in the context of responsive launch capabilities will be explored, considering the evolving nature of space activities and the need for adaptable frameworks.

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Andy Bradford

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