Steven Apfel says that communications and mobile applications have been evolving over 40 years, bandwidth has been increasing, military is now drawing on commercial services, but costs need to go down. There is need for reusable launch vehicles, satellite refueling and upgrading capability, and technological advancements but the business side needs to be improved as well.
Apfel, Steven L.
"(Session 4) Space Commercialization in the Next Decade - Economic Risk or Opportunity,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 7
, Article 15.
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