Opinion: After the ISS, America Must Continue to Lead in LEO, Cislunar to Maintain Supremacy Written 16 May 2024


Artist's concept depicts the completely assembled International Space Station passing over the Straits of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea. | Credit: NASA

Space News reports, "As the International Space Station (ISS) nears the end of its service life and the United States commercial space industry continues to push past old technological boundaries, America needs new orbital destinations to remain the world’s leader in space. Low-Earth orbit, or LEO, is of tremendous strategic significance. It is not only where a fast-growing number of satellites operate, but it is also where humans have lived and worked continuously on the ISS since 2000.”
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