Secretary Ross Hosts Space Startup Summit

Secretary Ross seated on stage with five panelists in front of large audience

On October 21, 2019, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross hosted a Space Startup Summit in the Commerce Department auditorium. The event brought together space entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology accelerators, and federal agencies to explore ways the government can foster and

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Secretary Ross to Host Space Startup Summit on Oct 21

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

(Update to original post of September 26, 2019) The Department of Commerce will host a special event on space startup innovation and financing on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., while the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

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Secretary Ross Remarks at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Secretary Wilbur Ross speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce LAUNCH event

On December 6, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross addressed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off summit in Washington, D.C. Secretary Ross spoke about the growth of the commercial space industry and the ways in which

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Secretary Ross Visits Vandenberg AFB

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Office of Space Commerce Director Kevin O'Connell, Earl Comstock, and AF leadership in front of the CSPOC sign

On November 29-30, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Secretary Ross met with service members from the 18th Space Control Squadron, Combined Space Operations Center, Joint Force Space Component Command and U.S. Strategic

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President Issues New Space Transportation Policy

Presidential seal

On November 21, President Obama signed an updated National Space Transportation Policy providing guidance to federal departments and agencies on the development and use of commercial and governmental space transportation systems. The goal of the policy is “assured access to

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Report on Satellite Export Control Policy Reform

On April 18, the Departments of Defense and State released a report on space export control policy reform, recommending that many satellites and satellite components be transferred from the USML to the Commerce Control List (CCL) administered by the Department

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NSSO Report on Space-Based Solar Power

Cover of NSSO report

In 2007, the Department of Defense’s National Security Space Office (NSSO) sponsored a major study of the technical, political, and economic feasibility of the space-based solar power (SBSP) concept. The objective was to answer the question, “Can the United States

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Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Space Industry

In 2007, the National Security Space Office (NSSO) and the Air Force partnered with the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to conduct a comprehensive survey of the U.S. space industrial base. The Office of Space Commercialization worked

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