What is it like to buy for a space programme?

5 February 2015

Coping with hostile environments and meeting deadlines controlled by the solar system are among the challenges facing those working in procurement for space exploration companies.

The February issue of SM explores the hurdles encountered by those operating in the sector, including the sheer range of equipment and services required to make missions a success.

“Among the many unique requirements for human spaceflight is a heat shield – the largest ever made - that can withstand temperatures over 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit,” David Krivich, business development director at Lockheed Martin Space Systems told the magazine.

The full article on the role of procurement in space exploration will appear in the February edition of Supply Management, published next week.

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