Hicks highlighted how Ukraine's resilient and flexible space capabilities played a crucial role in thwarting a larger aggressor's objectives.
Hicks also noted the growing investment of the US Department of Defense in space, projecting an increasing advantage for the United States in this domain. She provided a comparative analysis of satellite launches, stating, "In 2023, the PRC launched 240 payloads into orbit, whereas the US launched more than ten times that amount — over 2,500 payloads."
Furthermore, she underscored the US's commitment to preventing conflict in space and other domains, focusing on deterrence as a key strategy. This emphasis on space capabilities reflects the evolving nature of modern warfare and the increasing importance of space technology in defense strategies.