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Space Foundation Holds Washington, D.C., Briefing on Space Situational Awareness

During October the Space Foundation held a briefing in Washington, D.C., regarding Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and the status of the U.S. Air Force Space Fence Program.

Panelists included:

  • Robert Curbeam, Vice President for Mission Assurance, Quality & Raytheon Six Sigma, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon
  • Steve Bruce, Vice President for Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors, Advanced Systems, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training
  • Ronald Busch, Chairman and Executive Director, Space Data Association
  • Michael Lopez-Alegria, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

The more than 60 attendees included congressional staff, industry executives, space policy professionals from Japan, France, Germany and Canada, as well as media.

During the hour-long briefing, each panelist spoke about the importance of Space Situational Awareness and the need to have improved SSA via Space Fence.  

"This is an increasingly serious issue that needs to be addressed. Everyone, both public and private, who operates in space depends on the United States to provide the best SSA possible," said Space Foundation Vice President - Washington Operations Brendan Curry.

Read sample coverage and analysis of the event here and here.

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