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Space Foundation Hosts Commercial Satellite Communications Briefing

June 2, 2008
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On May 6, the Space Foundation hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C., as part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. The briefing focused on commercial satellite communications service providers and their interaction with the Department of Defense (DoD). The speakers were…

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Report from Washington, D.C.

May 2, 2008
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April was a busy month for the Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office. The Space Report 2008: the Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, produced by the Space Foundation’s Research and Analysis division, was released on April 8, 2008. Well received by the space industry, business community, and media, the release has generated a significant amount…

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Report from Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2008
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The Space Foundation will release The Space Report 2008: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity in conjunction with the 24th National Space Symposium. This year’s edition, which covers primarily 2007 data, contains information on global space budgets and revenues, workforce issues, and a yearly summary and analysis of the Space Foundation Index. The early…

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Space Foundation and APL Hold Space Weather Briefing

April 2, 2008
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The Space Foundation and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, hosted a briefing in Washington, D.C., for congressional staff on space weather and its impacts. Held on February 28, this briefing was part of the Foundation’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of, knowledge about, and support for space-related issues. It featured presentations from a…

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Air Force Chief Scientist Addresses Space Foundation Correspondent's Group

April 2, 2008
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The Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office hosted a Space Foundation Correspondent’s Group (SFCG) meeting on March 5, 2008. Air Force Chief Scientist Dr. Mark Lewis, the featured speaker, addressed reporters representing national, trade, and wire services. Lewis is charged with looking at the total spectrum of science and technology across the United States Air Force.…

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Report from Washington, D.C.

March 2, 2008
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On February 27, the Space Foundation and the National Defense Industrial Association hosted the first Congressional Space Power Caucus breakfast of the year. The featured speaker, Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, addressed a number of issues including the importance of space to the warfighter and the major areas of focus…

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Report from Washington, D.C.

February 2, 2008
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2008 is already proving to be an eventful year in Washington. In January, the Space Foundation’s Washington, D.C., office hosted the first Space Foundation Correspondents Group of the year with featured speaker Brig. Gen. C. Donald Alston, USAF, director, Space and Nuclear Operations, deputy chief of staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and…

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