Emerging Issues in Space Technology and Policy

Friday, June 8, 2018

In this new space era, commercial space companies are bringing new and innovative ideas to the space community. Their unique startup culture has also brought immense enthusiasm, rapid innovation, and more cost-effective solutions to access space. The U.S. Government intends to leverage the success of commercial space to maintain the domestic leadership role in space capabilities. However, there are concerns with over-regulation and unclear processes to operate in space responsibly. How can we use new space technologies to address the persistent and complex problems in space? How can we address space traffic management issues in light of the democratization of space, new launch capabilities, and advanced space situational awareness?

Join the Center for Space Policy and Strategy to hear from a panel of policy and technology experts about these emerging issues. Panelist will also discuss how new technologies, such as GPS transponders, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence, will revolutionize space as we know it.

Friday, June 8, 10:00-12:00 pm

Rayburn House Office Bldg. Room 2325, Washington, DC 20515

Register: RSVP to Adina Wadsworth at [email protected]


Ed Bolton, Senior Vice President of Defense Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Ed Swallow, Senior Vice President of Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Jamie Morin, Vice President, Defense Systems Operations, The Aerospace Corporation

Earl Comstock, Director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Department of Commerce

Kelvin Coleman, Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (Acting)

Richard Leshner, Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Planet

Alex Rodriguez, Vice President for Government and External Relations, Vector Launch

Earl Madison, Director, Lockheed Martin

Andrew Abraham, Senior Technical Staff, The Aerospace Corporation

Sam Sims, Project Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation

Policy Papers

Assuring Operations of Autonomous Systems

The Policy and Science of Rocket Emissions

Navigating the Policy Compliance Roadmap for Small Satellites

Getting In Your Space: Learning from Past Rendezvous and Proximity Operations

GPS Transponders for Space Traffic Management

Space Traffic Management in the Age of New Space

Public-private Partnerships: Stimulating Innovation in the Space Sector

Fact Sheets

Center for Space Policy and Strategy


Aerospace Overview Fact Sheet

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles