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04/18/2012
The Space Foundation's most prestigious award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award was presented to Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF, Ret., former vice chief of staff of the USAF, former head of Air Force Space Command and former chief of staff of the National Reconnaissance Office, at a special luncheon co-sponsored by Raytheon.Corporate Host Lynn Dugle, vice president,...
04/18/2012
The satellite industry has become such an important part of the space industry and there are so many companies involved that the 28th National Space Symposium fielded two panels on Wednesday morning, April 18, to discuss issues and opportunities. The Satellite Operators and Manufacturers Part 2 panel took up where the Part I panel left off.Key points included:Andrew...
04/18/2012
Two satellite industry panels were held during the 28th National Space Symposium on Wednesday morning, April 18. Both were hosted by Space News Editor Warren Ferster. The Part I covered:David Bernstein, senior vice president - program management, Space Systems/Loral: The commercial satellite business is solid and the marketplace looks good for moderate growth. Even though...
04/18/2012
Featured Speaker Frank A. Rose, deputy assistant secretary for space and defense policy, U.S. Department of State, spoke to the 28th National Space Symposium audience about the need for a stronger global code of conduct for space. Citing the increasing congestion in space, he said the international space community needs to adopt "pragmatic and constructive" measures to avoid accidents...
04/18/2012
The Hitching a Ride - All About Hosted Payloads Panel at the 28th National Space Symposium, moderated by Gen. Lance Lord, USAF, Ret., chief executive officer, L2 Aerospace, and co-sponsored by the Hosted Payload Alliance. The panel explored how to make hosted payloads a critical element in the access-to-space strategy. Key points from each panelist include:Lt. Gen. Brian Arnold, USAF, Ret.,...
04/17/2012
The Corporate Partnership Dinner, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, kicked off with evidence of the excitement percolating throughout the space industry. The year-in-review video set the stage for lively dinner conversation.Master of Ceremonies Political Satirist, Journalist and Author P.J. O’Rourke, speaking in his first official appearance as a member of the Space Foundation...
04/17/2012
The Tuesday, April 17, National Space Symposium panel, Societal Benefits - Space Applications in Emerging Regions, presented in association with Euroconsult, discussed how space assets can help emerging nations deal with practical, societal issues. Panel Moderator Steve Bochinger, director of institutional affairs, Euroconsult, and managing director, Euroconsult North America, started...
04/17/2012
New Generation Space Leaders participated in a wide range of special programs and general attendee events at the 28th National Space Symposium. The first targeted workshop, Taking Risk and Creating Opportunities, held on April 17, was moderated by Space Foundation Government Affairs Associate Tommy Sanford and included:Dr. Lance Bush, president and chief...
04/17/2012
NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. , in his remarks to the 28th National Space Symposium spoke of a "new era of exploration, one of great promise."Saying that debate is over, he talked about moving forward on "implementation with bipartisan agreement," citing a number of projects on the horizon, including:The upcoming SpaceX launch to the International Space Station (ISS)The...
04/17/2012
In his April 17 remarks before a capacity audience at the 28th National Space Symposium, Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), highlighted accomplishments of AFSPC's 30-year history, saying "Moving from a time when space was a 'nice-to-have' with a strategic-user emphasis, to being a vital force multiplier across the entire joint force, space...

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