The emerging synergies of the New Space Economy

News just published by Aviation Week that Astrium is teaming up with Singapore to build a suborbital demonstrator and hopes to ultimately have a fleet of spaceplanes stationed there speaks volumes about not just the audacity inherent in New Space, ambulance but the radical internationalisation and increasingly dynamic role of the private sector.

As the innovation accelerates and the costs fall, one can expect to see a lot more synergies involving – wealthy semi-microstates, billionaires, cash-poor state owned space agencies and dynamic private space entrepreneurs from all over the globe.