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Space Symposium Panel Discussion Focuses on Coalition Contributions


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 Defence
  • Samer Halawi, chief executive office, Thuraya 
  • Rupert Pearce, chief executive officer and executive director, Inmarsat

The discussion included background that Badia shared about the German perspective on international contribution and what they will focus on in the future to restructure their space-based systems and services.

Pearce explained that many of the issues being discussed are concerns other countries share, and Halawi discussed future strategies of his company.

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