Airbus figured it would not be too hard to add an external platform for experiments to the International Space Station (ISS), staking a claim in the burgeoning market for commercial space services. After all, the company had built dozens of spacecraft and worked on station hardware for 20 years  “We learned very quickly that we needed to think like a small startup, as a young entrepreneur with an idea to implement,” says Oliver Juckenhoefel, vice president of Airbus Defense ...

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