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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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Kayhan Space Awarded SpaceWERX Orbital Prime Contract

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LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Sept. 28, 2022 — With the space economy and critical defense initiatives dependent on safe rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO), Kayhan Space, along with partners Astroscale U.S. and the University of Texas at Austin, today announced it has won a U.S. Space Force award to develop an intelligent platform that autonomously enables…

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Space Foundation to Celebrate World Space Week 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 27, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced programming for its celebration of World Space Week 2022, Oct. 4-10. This year, the theme for the annual event is “Space and Sustainability” to celebrate sustainability in and from space. In…

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Space Foundation Announces Interview with NASA’s Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 26, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced an exclusive interview with Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate. The event, to be held live on Instagram, will present a discussion on the DART (Double Asteroid…

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Space Foundation and Singapore Space & Technology Limited Sign Partnership Agreement

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 21, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization, founded in 1983, for the global space ecosystem, and Singapore Space & Technology Limited (SSTL) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that emphasizes fostering stronger partnerships in the areas of space science research, educational programs, innovation, and space related activities. The…

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Space Foundation Opens Nomination Period For 2023 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Space Foundation’s highest award to be presented at Space Symposium  Nomination period is Sept. 19-Nov. 30, 2022  Award recognizes 20 years of more of contributions that benefit humanity  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 19, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that it is…

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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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Space Foundation Launching Moon Colony Kit Project for Classrooms

Students and educators grades 4-8 can participate Kit highlights 50 different STEAM careers Website offers Spanish translation  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 15, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced a free, interactive classroom experience, the Moon Colony Kit. The kit was developed in…

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Ball Aerospace Selected for NASA Astrophysics Medium Explorer Mission Study

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Sept. 13, 2022 — Ball Aerospace is part of a team selected by NASA to conduct a medium explorer Phase A study to survey cosmic explosions throughout the universe. Ball ’s role in the Survey and Time-domain Astrophysical Research Explorer (STAR-X) study is to provide the spacecraft and observatory integration and test.…

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Space Foundation Announces Executive Search for New CEO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sept. 13, 2022 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced the executive search for its next chief executive officer. Earlier this year, current Chief Executive Officer Tom Zelibor signed a contract extension to continue his leadership of the organization. Since becoming…

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