Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) – The “Trending New Orbit” for the Future of Manned Spaceflight?

12:30 – 13:00

Considering recent developments and paradigm shifts within the space sector, with intensified participation from the private sector, and with financial feasibility in particular focus, the question of whether the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is becoming the clear object of intensified space activities moving into the future, is posed. The presentation will consequently seek to address this question through identification and discussion of the trends within government organisations, as well as the private space sector, which has been expanding in recent years.

Using the ISS as a baseline example, the talk will also present the space strategy of the German Government, and will discuss views on ISS follow-on activities foreseen for the future.



Head of the Institute of Space Systems, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)