Emerging Issues in Space Technology and Policy

Date & Time
June 08, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325, Washington, DC 20515, United States

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In this new space era, commercial space companies are bringing new and innovative ideas to the space community. Their unique startup culture has also brought immense enthusiasm, rapid innovation, and more cost-effective solutions to access space. The U.S. Government intends to leverage the success of commercial space to maintain the domestic leadership role in space capabilities. However, there are concerns with over-regulation and unclear processes to operate in space responsibly. How can we use new space technologies to address the persistent and complex problems in space? How can we address space traffic management issues in light of the democratization of space, new launch capabilities, and advanced space situational awareness?

Join the Center for Space Policy and Strategy to hear from a panel of policy and technology experts about these emerging issues. Panelist will also discuss how new technologies, such as GPS transponders, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence, will revolutionize space as we know it.

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Dr. Andrew Abraham Engineering Manager Mission Analysis and Operations Department
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Dr. Jamie M. Morin Vice President Defense Systems Operations
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Sam Sims Project Engineer Space Innovation Directorate
Edward M. Swallow
Ed Swallow Senior Vice President of Civil Systems Group The Aerospace Corporation
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Kelvin Coleman Associate Administrator (Acting) Office of Commercial Space Transportation
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Earl Comstock
Director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning Department of Commerce
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Richard Leshner
Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs Planet
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Alex Rodriguez Vice President for Government and External Relations Vector Launch
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Earl Madison Director Lockheed Martin