Space & Missile Technology
Space and missile technology is one the top priorities for the Department of Defense (DoD) as it seeks to detect, deter, and engage potential adversaries in a multidomain operational environment. Without next generation space and missile systems, U.S. military forces will have reduced operational effectiveness and essential civilian capabilities with direct impacts on the economy and communications may be degraded or disrupted. Key subsystems, including structural materials, communications, power, launch, and sensing capabilities must all work together seamlessly and instantaneously while moving at faster speeds and in harsher environments than ever possible before. To meet these challenges and keep pace with adversaries, government, academia, and industry must collaborate on a grand scale.
Since its founding, SMI has worked with industry and government leaders in the space and missile community to create opportunities to advance state-of-the-art technology. As government leaders look to create more capability overmatch through space and missile technology, it will require novel ideas and solutions from organizations both large and small, as well as for-profit, non-profit, and academic institutions. SMI understands that this renewed focus on space and missile technology does not warrant a one-size-fits-all approach, but instead requires a deep understanding of the government’s needs and the technologies that are available to meet those needs. SMI proactively engages technical and policy thought leaders to remain current on the government’s investment priorities and to maintain an active network that will facilitate results for its clients.
SMI’s Space and Missile Technology team has direct experience working within government and industry at all levels as technical subject matter experts, policy advisors, and business development professionals. SMI clients have tapped this expertise to form significant funded public-partnerships with key defense funding agencies as well as NASA. SMI’s success with the executive branch agencies is complemented by several legislative successes, both in appropriations and policy.