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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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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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 Remarks to AIA

On November 29, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross addressed the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) at its 2018 Fall Board of Governors meeting in Laguna Niguel, California. His remarks described the broad range of activities in which the Department of

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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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Commerce Provides Updates at 4th National Space Council Meeting

Today, at the fourth meeting of the National Space Council, Under Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley reported on the Commerce Department’s progress in promoting U.S. space commerce and implementing the tasks assigned to it under Space Policy Directives 2

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Remarks at National Space Club-Huntsville

Today, Jason Kim of the Office of Space Commerce spoke about the Commerce Department’s initiatives in space commerce before the National Space Club-Huntsville in Alabama. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery. Thank you, Tim, for that kind introduction,

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