The Space Foundation Washington Operations Team conducts a broad range of programs to educate policymakers about the complex space-related topics that must be addressed to ensure that the space industry is well-informed on space policy issues.

We use resources to educate decision-makers and congressional staff on civil, commercial, and critical national security space policy issues. We facilitate and coordinate with officials from government, industry, academia and the international space community. We serve as a trusted source of information and data for these constituents and promote the message that investment in space capabilities benefits all peoples and that America must remain the leader in space.

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending January 15, 2021

Welcome to the New Year, Space Foundation friends! We are looking forward to working with our partners and friends (new and established) this year, and we’re also excited to bring even more new and informative programming to the space community. Sign-up for Space Symposium 365 Register here to follow key events and discussion from industry…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 18, 2020

Last week, the National Space Council met for the last time of the year at the Kennedy Space Center. President Trump signed a continuing resolution to keep the government funded until December 18. The Senate passed the final version of the NDAA (H.R. 6395) despite the President’s veto threat. This week, Congressional leaders have continued…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending December 4, 2020

Lawmakers returned to Capitol Hill this week for the last meetings and committee hearings of the year. Senator-elect Mark Kelly (D-AZ) became the fourth astronaut elected to Congress when he was sworn in on Wednesday. There are several items on the Congressional agenda, including the finalizing of FY2021 appropriations and negotiating a stimulus bill. Next…

Space Foundation Reports, Analyses and Presentations

2019 Space Policy Summary

The Space Policy Review is a summary of the key space policy activities, legislation, and funding during the past year. This document is a new initiative, intended to provide a snapshot of key issues within space policy that are of significant consequence across the space community.  This document serves as a tool for recent policy decisions as…

U.S. Satellite Servicing Policy

On-orbit satellite servicing is a complex topic that intersects many policy areas, such as space traffic management, space situational awareness, debris management, and the development of international standards and norms. This paper is an initial overview and reference point to on-orbit servicing, assembly, and manufacturing. The paper covers the legislative history, regulatory environment, the main…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 15: (Karl Rodrigues, Australian Space Agency)

December 2, 2020

Episode 15 features Karl Rodrigues, Executive Director for International and National Engagement at the Australian Space Agency. Mr. Rodrigues is responsible for developing relationships with international space agencies. He also engages with Australian industry, start-ups, domestic agencies, research institutions, and state and territory governments to help grow the Australian space sector. Mr. Rodrigues has over…

This Space Briefing Book is a primer and reference guide on the organizations, laws and regulations, technologies, and factors in modern space operations. It is designed to support and inform legislators and staff, journalists, and others whose work holds a nexus to space.

The Space Report (TSR) provides quarterly information on the space economy in the United States and around the world. You can learn more about our analysis and industry insights here.

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  • Thomas Dorame, Vice President - Strategic Operations
  • Marchel Holle, Manager - Washington, D.C., Operations
  • Hanh Nguyen Le, Government Affairs Associate