Pawlikowski said the SMC, part of the Air
Force's space acquisition arm, is examining
"what we buy and how we buy it." This review has
put the SMC on a path toward new space
architectures based on smaller and more
manageable satellites. The goal, she said, is
"not only affordability, but also resiliency."
Panelists also fielded questions from some of
the more than 300 Northrop Grumman employees and
Women in Aerospace supporters who attended the
Aug. 21 event at the company's Space Park campus
in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Women in Aerospace (WIA) is a national
organization dedicated to expanding women's
opportunities for leadership and increasing
their visibility in the aerospace community.
membership include women and men who share an
interest in a broad spectrum of aerospace
issues, including human space flight, aviation,
remote sensing, satellite communications,
robotic space exploration, and the policy issues
surrounding these fields.