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 standards for space safety and the preservation of the global space environment.

The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

  • U.S. Commercial Space Activities: Outline innovative commercial space activities, the government role in stimulating such activities, and highlight examples of industry spurring changes in government activity.
  • The International Dimension: Industry and government to explore the challenges and opportunities of international collaboration and competition resulting from the global nature of the commercial space enterprise.
  • Removing Regulatory Barriers: Developing a robust commercial space economy through the creation of a more permissive, “light-touch” regulatory regime that accommodates rapid innovation and expansion of commercial markets.
  • Responsible Behavior in Space: Explore efforts to improve responsible behavior in space. Examine best practices and guidelines in long term sustainability for preserving the outer space environment for future commercial space investment and use.
  • Role of International Institutions: Impact of UN, international trade, international financial regulation, and other institutions that potentially affect value and access for space products and services.
  • Improving Analysis and Narratives for the Value of Space: Encouraging a better understanding of the economic value of space activities on earth.
    Best Practices in Civil SSA/STM and Debris Removal: The respective roles of government and commercial actors in protecting the space environment and creating industry standards and best practices regarding civil SSA/STM.

The event will take place at the Department of State building, 2201 C St. NW, Washington, D.C.

The meeting will be open to the public, including the media and members and staff of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, up to the seating capacity of the room; prior registration through the event website is required. Confirmed attendees should plan to arrive at least thirty minutes in advance to check-in at registration desks and allow for a prompt start.

For more information on the Space Enterprise Summit, please visit:​​spacesummit

View official announcement in the Federal Register