SpaceX and Disruptive Innovation: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

This e-Note is an English version of an address delivered to the working group « Thinking about defence innovation through the prism of political science » on the occasion of the conference « Innovation, war and peace » organised by the Association for Studies on War and Strategy (Association pour les Études sur la Guerre et la Stratégie – AEGES) and the Center for Research on International Security and European Cooperation (Centre d’Études sur la Sécurité Internationale et les Coopérations Européennes – CESICE) of the University of Grenoble – Alpes, 2 December 2021.

The author expresses his acknowledgments to Prof. Delphine Deschaux-Dutard for the organisation of the above-mentioned conference. The author would also like to express his acknowledgments to Claire Nardon, Alban Bourguignon and Isabelle Née for their review and the formatting of the present note.