International Space Cooperation

The Department of Commerce engages in a variety of bilateral and multilateral space cooperation activities to promote global space commerce, align space regulations, ensure fair market access for U.S. companies, and ensure space safety for commercial operators.

Secretary Ross Signs SSA Cooperation Declaration with French Space Agency

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall shake hands

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross met with Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the French National Centre of Space Research (CNES), to discuss cooperation on Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST). During the meeting, the two

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Secretary Ross Remarks to Space Industry Association of Australia

On October 9, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered remarks to the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) at the Mount Stromlo observatory near Canberra, Australia. He discussed U.S. and Australian collaboration in space, highlighting the recently signed Joint Statement

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Secretary Ross Attends U.S.-Australia Space Cooperation Event

Secretary Ross and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stand behind NASA Deputy Administrator James Morhard and Australian Space Agency Head Megan Clark as they sign document

On September 21, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered brief remarks at a signing ceremony between NASA and the Australian Space Agency. The two agencies documented their intent to pursue a framework agreement on space cooperation, including Australian participation in

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2nd U.S.-Thai Civil Space Dialogue

Kevin O'Connell with Thai government officials

On August 21-22, 2019, Office of Space Commerce Director Kevin O’Connell served as head of the U.S. delegation at the second U.S.-Thailand Civil Space Dialogue in Bangkok, Thailand. The Dialogue brought together government representatives the Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs,

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U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Space Dialogue Held June 24, 2019

The Commerce Department participated in the Sixth U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Space Dialogue, held at the White House on June 24, 2019. The event brought together senior officials from the governments of the United States and Japan to advance bilateral space cooperation

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Deputy Secretary Remarks from Space Enterprise Summit

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley speaking at the State Department

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley delivered opening remarks at the Space Enterprise Summit on June 26, 2019. The two-day conference, co-hosted by the Departments of Commerce and State, focused on innovation and investment in the commercial space industry.

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Commerce & State to Host Space Enterprise Summit on June 26-27

The Departments of Commerce and State will jointly host a Space Enterprise Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 26-27, 2019. The purpose is to forge partnerships with the space industry, and to promote U.S. Government and commercial best practices and

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2013 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan held their 10th plenary meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on July 24, 2013, to review and discuss cooperation in the civil use of GPS and the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). The Office of

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2012 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan held their 9th plenary meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 18, 2012, to review and discuss cooperation in the civil use of space-based positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) systems. The Department of

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Joint Announcement on U.S.-Australia Civil GPS and Space Cooperation

On October 26-27, the Department of Commerce participated in U.S. consultations with the Australian government in Washington, D.C., to review progress under and build future activities on the 2007 Joint Delegation Statement on Cooperation in the Civil Use of GPS

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