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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 30, 2022

This Week in Washington The Senate confirmed Lt Gen Chance Saltzman as the next Chief of Space Operations. Majority Leader Schumer indicated the National Defense Authorization Act will not be voted on prior to midterm elections, and a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) has passed the Senate, likely to pass the House and to be signed…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending September 16, 2022

This Week in Washington The National Space Council convened for a second time under Vice President Harris’s leadership, Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen announced his resignation from NASA, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a nomination hearing for Lt Gen Chance Saltzman, and Senators Hickenlooper and Lummis introduced the ORBITS Act. United States Space Policy Updates The…

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Report on Space Foundation Participation in Delegation to UN Meetings

The Space Foundation participated June 8-17 in the 59th Session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, at the United Nations Office in Vienna. The Committee meets every year to promote international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. During this year’s session, David Kendall, of Canada, assumed the chair of…

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Space Foundation Supports Korean Leadership Program

With support from the Space Foundation, a Korean delegation enjoyed an eventful and a memorable visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex and our partners at Space Florida. The group was led by Director of American Center Korea Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Seoul, Kim Su Nam. The June visit was partially the result of…

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Report on "Advancing the Trilateral Europe-United States-Japan Space Security Partnership" Conference

Space Foundation Senior Vice President Steve Eisenhart recently participated in the third “Advancing the Trilateral Europe-United States-Japan Space Security Partnership” Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic. This by-invitation event for about 100 speakers and attendees was conducted by the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI), together with its partner, the Secure World Foundation (SWF), and accommodated…

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Update on Space Foundation International Involvement

The Space Foundation’s engagement internationally has a deep history. With space policies calling for more global collaboration, with more actors on the space stage and with many partners looking to expand their global markets, our efforts in the international space community are increasingly critical. This year’s 32nd Space Symposium will feature global participation throughout. From…

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Space Agency Spotlight: Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Established October 10, 1989, the Korean Aerospace Research Institute’s, (KARI) purpose is that of “contributing to solid development of the national economy and enhancement of national life through a new exploration and technological advancements, development, and dissemination in the field of aerospace science and technology.” The major functions of KARI are “research & development in…

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Space Foundation Announces Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest Winners

With the second largest participation of its six year history, the Space Foundation’s Sixth Annual International Student Art Contest has resulted in 25 winners from eight countries. There were a total of 3,883 entries from 40 countries and 38 U.S. states submitted for the 2016 contest. Students from around the globe, ages 3 through 18,…

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Space Symposium to Open with Space Agency Leaders Panel

More than a dozen space agency leaders will fill the stage when the 32nd Space Symposium panel discussions begin on Tuesday, April 12, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. This premier global space conference annually attracts thousands of space professionals from dozens of countries. The 32nd Space Symposium will also feature discussion of…

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Space Agency Spotlight: UK Space Agency

Responsible for all strategic decisions within the UK civil space program and providing a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions, the UK Space Agency is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department of Business, Innovations & Skills. A member of the European Space Agency (ESA), the UK Space Agency is headquartered in Swindon, London. …

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