Secretary Ross Hosts Space Investment Summit

Secretary Ross with panelists in front of audience

On December 12, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross hosted a Space Investment Summit at the Department of Commerce, bringing together leaders from the commercial space industry and the finance community to learn about each others’ needs. Secretary Ross moderated a

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Advancing Space Commerce: What Does “Light Touch, Permissive Regulation” Mean?

On December 5, 2018, Kevin O’Connell delivered a keynote address at the 13th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Memorial Symposium held in Washington, D.C., by the International Institute of Space Law. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning,

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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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Remarks on the Trillion Dollar Space Economy

On November 27, 2018, Kevin O’Connell delivered a keynote address at the SpaceCom 2018 conference in Houston, Texas. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Kevin O’Connell, and I am the

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STM Remarks from 2018 CODER workshop

On November 8, 2018, Kevin O’Connell delivered a keynote address on space traffic management at the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) Workshop in College Park, MD. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning ladies

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STM Remarks from Global Satellite Servicing Forum

On November 8, 2018, Kevin O’Connell delivered a keynote address on space traffic management at the 2018 Global Satellite Servicing Forum (GSSF) organized in Washington, DC, by the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS). Below are his

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STM Remarks from #EUSpace for Business Conference

On November 6, 2018, Kevin O’Connell delivered a keynote address on space traffic management at the #EUSpace for Business conference in Graz, Austria. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Jean-Jacques, thank you so

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STM Remarks at AMOS Conference

Kevin O’Connell, Director of the Office of Space Commerce, spoke about space traffic management (STM) policy at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference in Hawaii. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Good morning, ladies

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President Signs Space Traffic Management Policy

President Trump signing SPD-3 before the National Space Council

Today, during the third meeting of the National Space Council, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive-3, the first National Space Traffic Management Policy. The policy provides guidelines and direction to ensure that the United States is a leader in providing

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