News Briefs

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...
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
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
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
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...

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