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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending May 13, 2022

This week in Washington: Senator Bernie Sanders’ effort to remove a $10 billion provision for a second Human Landing System was defeated on the Senate floor, Frank Calvelli was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, and a Department of Defense Inspector General released a report finding US Space…

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Space Foundation Announces CEO Extension and 2023 Retirement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — May 12, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Tom Zelibor has signed a contract extension to continue his leadership of the organization and will retire in the late Spring of 2023 following the conclusion of the 38th Annual Space Symposium.…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending April 29, 2022

Space Shuttle Discovery over Washington, DC

This week in Washington: Vice President Harris declared a commitment to end ASAT tests; Travis Langster was announced as DoD’s Principal Director of Space Policy; Richard DalBello was tapped to lead NOAA’s Office of Space Commerce; and NASA awarded $278.5 million in contracts for near-Earth space communication development. US Space Policy Updates Travis Langster was…

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Space Foundation Partners with Raytheon Intelligence & Space to Expand STEM Programs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 21, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced a new partnership with Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, to embolden the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) leaders in Colorado. Utilizing a $50,000 grant…

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Space Foundation Announces New Members to its Board of Directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 20, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced the addition of five new members to its board of directors. The new board members include: John Hyten, USAF (Ret.), former Vice Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Jeff Ashby, former…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending April 15, 2022

This week in Washington: the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to strengthen investor protections in IPOs by SPACs; six candidate locations have been selected for USSF Space Training and Readiness Command Headquarters; the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology authored a letter to President Biden expressing…

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Hughes Announces Distribution Agreement with OneWeb Technologies

Turnkey managed LEO services available now to DoD for single- and multi-transport SATCOM implementations worldwide Germantown, MD, April 5, 2022 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, today announced it signed a distribution agreement with OneWeb Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of OneWeb, to deliver managed…

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Space Foundation and International Space University Announce Partnership

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 7, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced its partnership with the International Space University (ISU), a private non-profit institution, formally recognized as an institute of higher education in France by the French Ministry of Education. The partnership was revealed at a Memorandum of…

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SpinLaunch and NASA Sign Space Act Agreement to Test Innovative Mass Accelerator Launch System

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NASA to fly payload with SpinLaunch’s mass accelerator to test launch characteristics of its low cost, high cadence launch system LONG BEACH, CA — April 6, 2022 — SpinLaunch has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA. Through this partnership, SpinLaunch will develop, integrate, and fly a NASA payload on the company’s Suborbital Accelerator Launch System…

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Space Foundation and MILO Space Science Institute Announce Program to Increase Participation in Space Exploration and Commerce

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 6, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced a new partnership between its Space Commerce Institute and the MILO Space Science Institute led by Arizona State University to offer Space Studio Accelerator a 12-week program designed to increase participation in space exploration and commerce.…

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