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15 World Space Agency Leaders Join Panel Discussion of Global Space Issues at 33rd Space Symposium

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The first panel presentation of the Space Foundation’s four-day 33rd Space Symposium will be a discussion of the most pressing global space issues by the world’s top space agency leaders. The panel will be moderated by The Honorable Robert S. Walker, Executive Chairman, Wexler & Walker, and the panelists include:

  • Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Ph.D., Director General, United Arab Emirates Space Agency
  • Professor Roberto Battiston, President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)
  • Gwang-Rae Cho, Ph.D., President, Korean Aerospace Research Institute
  • Professor Pascale Erhenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Igor Komarov, Director General, ROSCOSMOS
  • Sylvain Laporte, President, Canadian Space Agency
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)
  • Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., Acting Administrator, NASA
  • Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez, Ph.D., General Director, Mexican Space Agency
  • Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D., Director, Netherlands Space Office
  • Dr. Naoki Okumura, President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  • Marius-Ioan Piso, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency
  • Yulong Tian, Secretary-General, China National Space Administration (CNSA)
  • Pham Anh Tuan, Ph.D., Director General, Vietnam National Satellite Center
  • Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

The 33rd Space Symposium will be held April 3-6, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and will provide the perfect environment for connecting with customers, conducting meetings and achieving business goals — all in one place at one time.

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Co-sponsors for the 33rd Space Symposium include: a.i. solutions; Airbus Safran Launchers; AGI; ASRC Federal; Ball Aerospace; Blue Origin; Boeing; Booz Allen Hamilton; The Broadmoor; Colorado Space Coalition; Dynetics; El Pomar Foundation; Harris; Eutelsat; Inmarsat; L3 Technologies; Lockheed Martin; ManTech International Corporation; Maui Economic Development Board; Northrop Grumman; Raytheon; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; Stellar Solutions; SpaceX; Spincraft; Tesat Spacecom; United Launch Alliance (ULA).

This article is part of Space Watch: March 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 3).