Collaboration is “at the heart of everything” Lockheed Martin is working on in the space sector, said Nik Smith, the company’s regional director for space in the UK and Europe.

Speaking at the Space-Comm Expo 2022 in September, he said: “Space is one of those sectors where collaboration via government to commerce, commerce into academia, or even supranational, is sort of the heart of everything we do.

“If we’re going to do the things we want to do in space, you can’t do it alone. You’ve got to do it as part of a big team.”

Huge growth

Advances in space exploration are impacting day to day activities here on Earth.

Smith explained: “We’re seeing continued huge growth in the space sector, which is really exciting.

“But the thing that I’m finding really fascinating is as people are starting to recognise the applicability of space for things they were doing before, people start to understand that actually when before I’ve done something else, I can now use space for that and that’s really opening up the opportunities for those of us working in the space sector.”
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