The space sector is based on space research and exploration, which means that there is much work to be done. The history of this industry is very short, little more than 60 years, starting with the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957. Since then, the sector has grown exponentially. The next challenge is human exploration of Mars, which will be the focus of the industry in the coming years.
The global space market is currently undergoing great changes. The “low-cost” initiatives led by SpaceX with aggressive price drops, together with China’s entry in the commercial launch and satellite construction market are forcing the European space industry to adjust its capacities. Specifically, in Spain, with 78% of sales in the international market, this adjustment may be significant.
Given this scenario, companies like CALDETEC, S.L. must adapt to the new technologies and adjust their manufacturing costs in order to be competitive in a space industry where future adjustments are expected. Ariane Group expects the launch of the first Ariane 6 to take place in 2022, with 5 more being launched in 2021, 8 in 2022, and 12 in 2023, which will generate a sustained or growing demand from the chain of European subcontractors.
It can be concluded that our company’s presence in the space industry has increased in recent years due to our customers’ trust and recognition as a result of the good work carried out by CALDETEC, S.L.