Center for Space Policy and Strategy has recently published Enabling a new space paradigm Harnessing Space Mobility and Logistics
For the U.S. Space Force to emerge as a twenty-first-century space warfighting force, certain new capabilities need to be fielded. The Space Capstone Publication Spacepower emphasizes the point, especially when introducing Space Mobility and Logistics Core Competency. Space Mobility and Logistics encompass capabilities meant to make spacecraft more maneuverable, adaptable, and resilient, including inspection, materiel logistics, orbit modification, refueling, client augmentation, and active debris removal. For each of these capability areas, the Space Force can adopt one or more of four general approaches: as a Participant in a wider market with standard services, a strategic customer utilizing the wider market for Customized services, an Anchor Tenant for a capability with future commercial promise, or as a full Owner of a unique capability. The features of each of these capabilities, along with the current state of space technology and commercial industry, dictate different approaches for each. This paper provides an approximation of the most favorable approach for each capability for fielding in a generic national security space application in the next five years. Funding constraints will encourage U.S. Space Force stakeholders and policymakers to adopt the participatory approach where possible, so some methods of driving capabilities toward this approach are outlined. These findings are meant to aid the difficult process of transforming policy into reality, and best equip the space warfighter for the future.