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03/01/2014
The Space Foundation congratulates Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA on the successful launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Earth observation mission from pad 1 at the Tanegashima Space Center, Thursday, Feb. 27 (U.S. time), Tanegashima, Japan.Launched upon a Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying the NASA- JAXA Global GPM Core Observatory, GPM, will help advance our...
07/22/2013
Twenty honor students from Yeungjin College in Daegu, South Korea, toured the Space Foundation Discovery Center on Monday, July 22, as part of a week-long program called Global Leaders Exploration to the United States. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was instrumental in bringing them to Colorado Springs and to the Space Foundation for today's visit. They were accompanied by Sandra...
04/12/2013
The 29th National Space Symposium concluded Thursday night with the gala Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner® and the Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders.The event proved a successful accomplishment in a challenging year with 9,000 total participants from more than 30 nations. Among the participants were:Approximately 160 exhibitors, including 33 that...
04/11/2013
The Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion was truly an international gathering at the 29th National Space Symposium. Almost 160 exhibitors in the two large halls represented 11 countries, including Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States,  in displaying the latest in space technology,...
04/11/2013
The Space Symposium's Coalition Contributions panel provided background on international contributions taking place in the public and private sectors.The panel was moderated by Gen. Lance W. Lord, USAF, Ret., and comprised:Brig. Gen. Christian Badia, head of division, strategic defence planning & concepts, German Federal Ministry of DefenceSamer Halawi, chief executive office, Thuraya ...
04/11/2013
A topic of interest at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium was the panel discussion Long Term Sustainability of Space - Practices for the Future.The panel covered talking points on affordability and policy reform in commercial and government space industry.The partnership between the government and private entities was said to be key for long term processes....
04/10/2013
Frank Slazer, vice president - space systems, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), had a timely onstage discussion of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with  Brendan Curry, vice president - Washington operations, Space Foundation, at the Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium. Slazer said that now that there has been meaningful ITAR reform, the industry...
04/10/2013
Although some space agency leaders were unable to participate in the 29th National Space Symposium, the participating panelists from four agencies shed light on the responsibilities and concerns of space agency leaders from around the globe.The discussion was moderated by Yasushi Horikawa, Ph.D., chairman, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and included (...
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
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...

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