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Like the Internet 20 years ago, the space sector has become a competitive and lucrative industry. Never before has space been so accessible and integrated into our daily lives. This is the era of commercialisation, diversity, inclusion and rapid growth.
1 Exiting the European Union Committee, Space Report 2017, UK House of Commons. 2 Global Space Industry Market and Technology Forecast to 2026. 3 Investment Implications of the Final Frontier Report 2018, Morgan Stanley.
Space 4.0 is emerging as one of the most lucrative industries globally. Cheaper, smaller, faster tech has created a surge of innovation, diversity and commercial growth – paving the way for smaller companies to innovate and disrupt the space industry – from anywhere in the world.
Many mainstream jobs today didn’t exist 10 years ago – the same is true for the next 10 years. The questions we ask today will help us create the jobs of tomorrow. How can we harness the power of data generated from space and apply it to practical applications on earth? How can we control the risk of weaponising space with law and ethics? What can we learn about social impact here and apply on other planets?
Diversity and inclusion has decentralised the space industry – one city or country no longer dominates the space sector – but the need for collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas remains. International Space City provides a virtual commercial city dedicated to advancing the business of space while maintaining the benefits of decentralised innovation.
International Space City is based in Liverpool, North West England – a region synonymous with space, science and social innovation since the 1800s.
Its modern space programme began in the 1940s. By 1957 the Lovell Telescope in Cheshire was the largest in the world and in 1969 tracked the Eagle landing (first manned moon landing).
Source: UK Department for International Trade.
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