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04/10/2013
Tomotaka Inoue, counsellor for the Office of National Space Policy in the Cabinet Office of Japan, provided insight into Japan's space program at the 29th National Space Symposium.After giving a brief history of space system restrictions in Japan, Inoue said that changes in Japanese space policy made in 2008 now allow practical use of satellite systems. As he outlined Japanese space policy, he...
04/10/2013
The Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium provides opportunity for private meetings and discussions beyond the regular agenda presentations, meals and receptions.These invitation-only events perform a number of opportunities: top-level decision-makers can meet for private discussion of current space issues; outside organizations can take advantage of the venue and the audience for adjunct...
04/09/2013
The Space Symposium Corporate Partnership Dinner recognizes the Space Foundation's many Corporate Members and thanks them for their support and participation.The 2013 event was co-sponsored by Raytheon, emceed by Space Foundation Vice Chairman Lon Levin (pictured, left) and hosted by Bill Hart, vice president, Raytheon Space Systems.The dinner featured recognition of Sarah Volz, a local...
04/09/2013
The Space Foundation's 29th National Space Symposium offered panel discussions, networking and programs specifically for young space professionals, age 35 and younger.One of the New Generation panels addressed the topic, A Fresh Take on Old Concepts: Reusable Launch Vehicles, Smallsats and Satellite Servicing.Panelists included:Sean Mahoney, chief operating officer, Masten Space SystemsAndrew...
04/09/2013
Clayton Mowry, president, Arianespace, Inc., gave a brief overview of the launch business on April 9 at the 29th National Space Symposium.Mowry said that Arianespace has had 100 percent mission success over the last 10 years and now handles "almost half" of all satellites launched today."Saying that,"these are exciting times for us in the launch provider business," Mowry noted that more than...
04/09/2013
Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, director of air, space and cyberspace operations for Air Force Space Command, addressed a packed room of both military and civilian attendees at the Space Warfighters Luncheon, April 9, during the 29th National Space Symposium. The luncheon was sponsored by AGI.AGI Chief Executive Officer Paul Graziani gave the welcome remarks and AGI Vice...
04/08/2013
Featured Speaker Kurt Baumgartner spoke at Cyber 1.3 on Targeted Attack Disruptions in the Post-Stuxnet Era.As senior security researcher for the Americas at Russia-based IT security firm Kaspersky Lab, Baumgartner is responsible for monitoring the malware landscape across the Americas. His remarks covered recent cyber threats, including:Red October: an operation that lasted five years and...
04/08/2013
A global panel, moderated by Space Foundation Special Advisor - International Affairs William V. Parker, discussed Joint Cyber Operations with Friends and Allies at the Cyber 1.3 meeting on April 8. Following are a few key points made by the panelists:Col. Jörg Dronia, branch chief, strategic planning air/space/cyber, German Air Force: Nations must support one another, avoid getting in...
04/07/2013
The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), along with the Space Foundation hosted the second annual Fusion Forum at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 7 and 8, preceding the 29th National Space Symposium. Fifty delegates representing 17 nations attended the event, providing a diverse base of students and next generation leaders for discussion of the space industry.Current...
01/03/2013
UPDATE: The FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes language that significantly modernizes space-related provisions within the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) law, was signed into law by the President on Jan. 3, paving the way for the United States to become more competitive in the global space arena."For years, we have watched the U.S....

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