New Actors in the Space Domain

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Where: The Space Foundation's 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO

This invite-only luncheon was held at the 33rd Space Symposium. "New Actors in the Space Domain" hosted a wide variety of perspectives to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing new actors, and the issues and potential positive benefits that the growth in participants poses to existing actors, with the goal of pointing out that structures need to be in place to ensure that all can continue to benefit from access to and use of space over the long-term.

SWF presented our new Handbook for New Space Actors, an electronic version of which can be found here.

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  • Mr. Salem Humaid AlMarri, Assistant Director General for Science & Technology Sector, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, United Arab Emirates
  • Mr. Pete Hoene, President and CEO, SES Government Solutions
  • Mr. Rich Leshner, Vice President of Government Affairs, Planet
  • Ms. Audrey Schaffer, Director, Space Strategy and Plans in the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Last updated on April 28, 2017