Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martinâ€™s space business, has said the U.S. and the U.K. implement â€œvery similar strategiesâ€ when it comes to securing rapid and cheaper space access, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.
His remarks at a separate news event Tuesday came a day after the U.K. space agency awarded Lockheed a potential $31 million contract to provide support for the countryâ€™s spaceflight program that aims to establish a commercial launch market that will provide regular access to space.
â€œAs the U.K. develops its space industry further, I think youâ€™ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data, from science and from military missions,â€ Ambrose said.
He also shared his views onÂ large geosynchronous orbit satellites, small satellites, responsive space and additive manufacturing.
â€œThat is how I bring small and large, and converge in a way that I can use many similar manufacturing techniques,â€ Ambrose, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, said of additive manufacturing.