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04/19/2012
The United Nations' Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), an organization of university students and young professionals from around the world engaged in space policy, participated in the 28th National Space Symposium in a big way, beginning with the inaugural Space Generation Fusion Forum. Held April 15-16 at The Broadmoor Hotel, site of the National Space Symposium, Fusion Forum...
04/19/2012
Moderator Dr. Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, chairman, UNCOPUOS, set the stage for the discussion by saying that international cooperation and collaboration are imperative given the current crowded state of outer space. Panelists made the following comments:Dr. Chummer Farina, vice president, Canadian Space Agency: Canada's investment in space is a matter of necessity, which is...
04/19/2012
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), began his presentation at the 28th National Space Symposium by listing USSTRATCOM's top strategic imperatives: counter aggression, security of weapons of mass destruction, counter terrorism, cyberspace security, homeland defense and maintaining a nuclear deterrent.Kehler said that the United States'...
04/18/2012
The International Military Collaboration panel, one of the second two concurrent panels held April 18 at the 28th National Space Symposium, featured military leaders from around world. Here are some key points:Col. Inaky Garcia-Brotons, chief of staff, French Joint Space Command: The benefits of collaboration include protecting the global space environment, allowing access to...
04/18/2012
Featured Speaker Frank A. Rose, deputy assistant secretary for space and defense policy, U.S. Department of State, spoke to the 28th National Space Symposium audience about the need for a stronger global code of conduct for space. Citing the increasing congestion in space, he said the international space community needs to adopt "pragmatic and constructive" measures to avoid accidents...
04/18/2012
The Hitching a Ride - All About Hosted Payloads Panel at the 28th National Space Symposium, moderated by Gen. Lance Lord, USAF, Ret., chief executive officer, L2 Aerospace, and co-sponsored by the Hosted Payload Alliance. The panel explored how to make hosted payloads a critical element in the access-to-space strategy. Key points from each panelist include:Lt. Gen. Brian Arnold, USAF, Ret.,...
04/17/2012
The Tuesday, April 17, National Space Symposium panel, Societal Benefits - Space Applications in Emerging Regions, presented in association with Euroconsult, discussed how space assets can help emerging nations deal with practical, societal issues. Panel Moderator Steve Bochinger, director of institutional affairs, Euroconsult, and managing director, Euroconsult North America, started...
04/17/2012
The Launch Providers, Propulsion Partners and the Way to Space panel, moderated by Frank Morring, Jr., senior editor, Aviation Week and Space Technology, talked about the exciting things that are going on in the global launch market. Key panelists' points included:Dan Collins, chief operating officer, United Launch Alliance: You can't put a price on payload capability when...
04/16/2012
The Cyber in the Global Community panel moderated by Maj. Gen. Robert D. Rego, USAFR, mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, looked at the global implications of cyber security. Key points covered by the panelists included:Maj. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, USAF, Ret., president, JHLSolutions, LLC: Cyber security is critical to modern warfare and...
04/16/2012
The Cyber 1.2 event was punctuated with a luncheon for all attendees, sponsored by General Dynamics. Corporate Host John Jolly, vice president and general manager - Cyber Systems Division, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, opened the luncheon by stressing the need for enhanced situational awareness in cyber defense. He then introduced featured speaker, The...

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