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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Remarks from Space Commerce Workshop at NIST Boulder

Kevin O'Connell (holding mic) and six other panelists on stage

On September 12, the Department of Commerce hosted a space commerce workshop at the NIST campus in Boulder, Colorado. The event brought together industry, academia, and federal government organizations to identify key technology and measurement barriers to deploying and safely

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O’Connell Remarks from Space Economy Workshop

Kevin O'Connell speaking before audience

On September 5, OSC Director Kevin O’Connell delivered the keynote address at a workshop on “Exploring the Hidden Economic Value of Space Applications” hosted by SDA Bocconi School of Management-SEE Lab, the Secure World Foundation, and the GWU Space Policy

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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

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Secretary Ross Hosts Event on Space Risk and Opportunity

Secretary Wilbur Ross speaking at podium before audience

On March 5, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross hosted an event on space risk and opportunity at the Department of Commerce. The event featured speakers from the space insurance industry and commercial providers of space situational awareness data and services.

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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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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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Presentation from December 7 Workshop

Here is the presentation delivered by Assistant Administrator Stephen Volz during yesterday’s public workshop on the NESDIS process for considering commercial satellite data. View PDF (2 MB) Also, as discussed, here is a link for more information about NOAA Commercial

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NOAA Announces 2nd Workshop on Commercial Satellite Data

On December 7, NOAA/NESDIS will convene a second public meeting to discuss the process by which NOAA will pursue commercial data sources to meet NOAA’s mission needs. The meeting, to be held in Silver Spring, Maryland, is a follow-up to

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