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04/10/2013
"The bottom line result of the Fusion Forum is that today's space leaders can retire ... with confidence that you are leaving the space industry in good hands."That was the assessment of Fusion Forum Manager Stephen Ringler when making his report on the outcome of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) Fusion Forum, which was held April 7-8 immediately preceding the 29th National Space...
04/10/2013
NASA astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., both of whom died in 2012, were honored April 10 at the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company. This is the first time the award has been presented posthumously.The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation. It...
04/10/2013
Romain Bausch, president & chief executive officer, SES, began his presentation at the 29th National Space Symposium by emphasizing the extent to which satellite capacity will grow in the industry. He said he believes there will also be more hosted payload opportunities."Today we face one major challenge - the demand for more satellites," he said. "The solution is to do more with...
04/10/2013
The subject of mission assurance in a budget-constrained environment was a topic of discussion for one panel at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium on April 10. The panel was moderated by Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation, and a Space Foundation board member.The panel comprised:Michael C. Gass, president and chief executive...
04/10/2013
Tomotaka Inoue, counsellor for the Office of National Space Policy in the Cabinet Office of Japan, provided insight into Japan's space program at the 29th National Space Symposium.After giving a brief history of space system restrictions in Japan, Inoue said that changes in Japanese space policy made in 2008 now allow practical use of satellite systems. As he outlined Japanese space policy, he...
04/10/2013
Wednesday morning at the 29th National Space Symposium began with a panel that looked at the current status of education, reprising a theme from the 27th National Space Symposium in 2011. Entitle, America's Education Crisis: Rising Above the Gathering Storm Revisited, the panel was moderated by Craig R. Barrett, Ph.D., retired chief executive officer &...
04/10/2013
The Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium provides opportunity for private meetings and discussions beyond the regular agenda presentations, meals and receptions.These invitation-only events perform a number of opportunities: top-level decision-makers can meet for private discussion of current space issues; outside organizations can take advantage of the venue and the audience for adjunct...
04/09/2013
The Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner recognizes the Space Foundation's many Corporate Members and thanks them for their support and participation.The 2013 event was co-sponsored by Raytheon, emceed by Space Foundation Vice Chairman Lon Levin (pictured, left) and hosted by Bill Hart, vice president, Raytheon Space Systems.The dinner featured recognition of Sarah Volz, a local...
04/09/2013
The Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium offered panel discussions, networking and programs specifically for young space professionals, age 35 and younger.One of the New Generation panels addressed the topic, A Fresh Take on Old Concepts: Reusable Launch Vehicles, Smallsats and Satellite Servicing.Panelists included:Sean Mahoney, chief operating officer, Masten Space SystemsAndrew...
04/09/2013
The Delivering Improved Space Capabilities and Effects for the Warfighter panel at the Space Symposium panel on April 9 was moderated by Gen. Howell Estes, III, USAF, Ret., president, Howell Estes & Associates, Inc., (pictured, left) and comprised Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, USAF, Ret., president, The Deptula Group, and ADM Mark P. Fitzgerald, USN, Ret., president, Aragosto...

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