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Space Foundation and ICESCO Sign Joint Public Partnership Agreement Events Tie Benefits of Space Science and Technology to Economic Development Worldwide

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 25, 2021
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 25, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today signed an agreement at the 36th Space Symposium, expanding the organization’s emerging partnership with ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor (RADM, U.S. Navy, ret.) welcomed…

Five Accept High Honors at 36th Space Symposium Opening Ceremonies

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 24, 2021
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Awardees Recognized for Excellence in Space Education, Space Achievement, Public Outreach, Space Exploration and Lifetime Space Achievement COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 23, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced that five honorees have accepted awards for their distinguished achievements in the global space ecosystem. Kaci Heins Accepts the…

Commercial Space Revenues Propel Global Space Economy to Grow 55% Over Decade

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 23, 2021
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Space Foundation Releases 36th Annual Space Symposium Special Edition Revealing Commercial Space Revenue Grew 6.6% in 2020, Exceeding $356B  Infrastructure and support industries grew the most, by 16.4%, surpassing $137B Products and services grew 1.2%, accounting for over 60% of commercial space More than 1,100 SmallSats launched in 2020, 92% of all spacecraft deployed COLORADO…

Space Foundation Receives Building Donation From El Pomar

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 19, 2021
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 19, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that El Pomar Foundation has completed the donation of a building for Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs headquarters. The forgiveness of the $4.1 million loan by El Pomar allows Space Foundation to…

Space to Become ‘Most Vital Domain’ For National Security, Say Defense Leaders in New KPMG/Space Foundation Report

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 17, 2021
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Content based on interviews with nearly two dozen industry and defense leaders Report determines that space domain partnerships are central to national security Countries are realigning defense organizations to recognize the importance of space COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 17, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space…

Space4U Podcast: Sam Mastovich – General Manager, Keystone Compliance

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 13, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Sam Mastovich, general manager of Keystone Compliance. He joined the company more than 10 years ago following a career in commercial banking. What started as a three-person, one-location Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing lab is now a 40-person, four-location, EMC, mechanical, wireless, package and product safety testing lab. Their many testing…

36th Space Symposium Final Countdown: Two Weeks to Go

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | August 10, 2021
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Notable Featured Speakers Added and COVID Precautionary Measures Updated COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Aug. 10, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, today announced details leading up to the 36th Space Symposium. The event is the premier assembly for the global space ecosystem, taking place Aug. 23-26 at The Broadmoor in…

Space4U Podcast: Robert Brumley – Cofounder/Chairman, CommStar Space Communications

By Andrew de Naray | July 30, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Robert Brumley, cofounder and chairman of the CommStar space companies. CommStar intends to deploy the CommStar-1 satellite to cislunar orbit in 2023, serving as a high-capacity data relay satellite in the cislunar service area. CommStar-1 is being designed in cooperation with Thales Alenia Space to serve as a hybrid satellite…

Space4U Podcast: Daniel Lockney – NASA Technology Transfer Program

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 16, 2021
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In this episode: We meet Daniel Lockney, the Technology Transfer Program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. NASA has a long history of finding new and innovative uses for its space and aeronautical technologies, and Lockney is the agency’s leading authority on those technologies and their practical applications on Earth. Daniel is responsible for…

Global Space Economy Rose to $447B in 2020, Continuing Five-Year Growth

By Space Foundation Editorial Team | July 15, 2021
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Space Foundation Releases ‘The Space Report 2021 Q2’ Detailing Growth of 4.4% Over 2019 Revised Total — 55% Higher Than a Decade Ago Commercial space grew 6.6% in 2020, representing nearly 80% of space economy US, China and ESA remain top three investors in global space economy US military space spending increased 6.1% in 2020,…

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