Commerce Participates in U.S.-Japan Space Dialogue

Kevin O'Connell (far left) and U.S. delegation at conference table

On August 27, Office of Space Commerce Director Kevin O’Connell represented the Commerce Department at the 7th meeting of the high-level U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space in Tokyo, Japan. O’Connell provided updates on the Department’s efforts to transition the Defense

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Remarks for SSA Workshop in Japan

On February 27, 2020, OSC Director Kevin O’Connell delivered keynote remarks for a space situational awareness workshop organized in Tokyo by the Japan Space Forum. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. He delivered his remarks from Washington, D.C.

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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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Remarks from SSA Symposium in Japan

On February 28, 2019, Kevin O’Connell delivered remarks at the International Symposium on Ensuring Stable Use of Outer Space hosted by the Government of Japan and organized by the Japan Space Forum. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery.

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GPS Presentation from Kyoto Conference

Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commercialization gave a presentation on the GPS program during a meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) International Information Subcommittee (IISC), held November 16, 2015, in Kyoto, Japan. The meeting took

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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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2010 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan convened a plenary meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 2010, to review and discuss cooperation in the civil use of GPS and GPS augmentations, including Japan’s MSAS and QZSS. The Office

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QZSS Ground Station Established at NOAA Site in Guam

cutting the ribbon

On August 25, NOAA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) cut the ribbon on a monitoring station in Guam that will track spacecraft from JAXA’s upcoming Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). Designed to work seamlessly with GPS, QZSS is a

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2008 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan convened a plenary meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on November 10, 2008, to review and discuss matters of importance regarding cooperation in the civil use of GPS and GPS augmentations, including Japan’s MSAS

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