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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...
04/09/2013
Clayton Mowry, president, Arianespace, Inc., gave a brief overview of the launch business on April 9 at the 29th National Space Symposium.Mowry said that Arianespace has had 100 percent mission success over the last 10 years and now handles "almost half" of all satellites launched today."Saying that,"these are exciting times for us in the launch provider business," Mowry noted that more than...
04/09/2013
Concentrating on the valuable role satellites play in disaster communications, the Space and Satcom - Redefining Disaster Management panel on April 9 was moderated by Susan J. Irwin, president, Euroconsult USA Inc. (pictured, left) and comprised:MAJ Linda Bozada, USA, chief, Theater SATCOM plans & programs, United States Pacific CommandWilliam (Bill) G. Connelly, vice...
04/09/2013
Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, director of air, space and cyberspace operations for Air Force Space Command, addressed a packed room of both military and civilian attendees at the Space Warfighters Luncheon, April 9, during the 29th National Space Symposium. The luncheon was sponsored by AGI.AGI Chief Executive Officer Paul Graziani gave the welcome remarks and AGI Vice...
04/09/2013
The final Tuesday morning session of the 29th National Space Symposium, Pioneering Leadership and Economic Competitiveness, keyed off recent reports making recommendations for the future of NASA and the U.S. civil space program: the Space Foundation's PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space and the National Research Council (NRC)'s NASA's Strategic Direction and the Need...

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