A coalition of more than 120 U.S. private sector, government space authorities, and military experts released a study on July 28 advocating for development and education improvements to ensure that the U.S. stays the formidable space force. One of several theories in the research is that the U.S. risks being replaced by China as the world’s pioneer in space exploration and space use for economic growth. It appears that the U.S. could address this task by that its spaceflight industry funding and allowing the military a more significant role in securing space assets in the public and private sectors.
The report states that China is dedicated and honest in its commitment to becoming the world’s largest superpower, including space, by 2049, reflecting the People’s Republic’s 100th anniversary. A core component of China’s policy is to dislodge the U.S. as the dominant space force and to draw U.S. international partners away from space programs led by the U.S. A significant aspect in the study is to establish a “guiding program objectives for space industrialization and the development of national space” for the U.S.
The study calls for a more substantial position for the U.S. Space Force in the space domain defending U.S. commercial and military space resources, commerce, and civilian facilities, equivalent to how well the U.S. Navy safeguards international maritime trade. Clarification on just this topic will boost business morale for a faster expansion of U.S. enterprise space activity.
The Space Force may also promote America’s mission to the moon by offering navigation facilities in cislunar space with protection. The report says that Space Force must formulate their position in global defense. The situation could speed America’s advantage in asteroid extraction as well as in-space transport. The Space Force should be like the corps of engineers in this case, trying to speed up vital infrastructure growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused quantifiable harm to the sector, and the exact severity of the epidemic is still uncertain. The Trump administration could incentivize space industry funds in the form of bonds, exchange space commodities, and a strong commitment to obtaining services and products through that kind of transaction. China is trying to entice U.S. partners by offering joint involvement in international platform development and global wealth and infrastructure, such as space development. The U.S. must, in turn, strengthen its relations with partners and allies in space technology projects.
In conclusion, the United States government will be offering opportunities to meet talent demand. One proposal may be a STEM ROTC with targeted undergraduate scholarships for U.S. people in exchange for post-graduation work in STEM in the U.S. To help the Space Force, NASA’s Artemis initiative will demand an additional 10,000 STEM graduates for civil requirements alone, with more required.