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We use resources to educate decision-makers and congressional staff on civil, commercial, and critical national security space policy issues. We facilitate and coordinate with officials from government, industry, academia and the international space community. We serve as a trusted source of information and data for these constituents and promote the message that investment in space capabilities benefits all peoples and that America must remain the leader in space.

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Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending September 18, 2020

It was a busy week in Washington, D.C., as the House was in session and took up various bills including the “Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow” (PROSWIFT) Act. The space community also had a big week, as it was announced that phosphine gas had been detected in…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending September 4, 2020

This week Space Foundation announced the launch of “Space Symposium 365,” providing a digital platform that builds upon the spirit of the traditional annual gathering. Programming will debut in October, offering exclusive digital content to the global space community leading up to the next in-person Symposium, set for August 2021. Introducing Space Symposium 365 “Space…

Biweekly Washington, D.C., Update for the Week Ending August 21, 2020

Announcing New 36th Space Symposium Dates and Introducing Space Symposium 365 The 36th Space Symposium to Be Held on August 22–26, 2021 Space Foundation will reconvene the world’s space community next year at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., August 22–26, 2021. Although there will not be an in-person gathering this year, Space Foundation’s mission, dedication, and stewardship…

Space Foundation Reports, Analyses and Presentations

2019 Space Policy Summary

The Space Policy Review is a summary of the key space policy activities, legislation, and funding during the past year. This document is a new initiative, intended to provide a snapshot of key issues within space policy that are of significant consequence across the space community.  This document serves as a tool for recent policy decisions as…

U.S. Satellite Servicing Policy

On-orbit satellite servicing is a complex topic that intersects many policy areas, such as space traffic management, space situational awareness, debris management, and the development of international standards and norms. This paper is an initial overview and reference point to on-orbit servicing, assembly, and manufacturing. The paper covers the legislative history, regulatory environment, the main…

Space Policy Pod – Episode 10: (Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA)

September 9, 2020

This podcast discussion features Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA’s chief technologist. In this role, Dr. Terrier serves as the agency’s principal advisor and advocate on technology policy and programs, helping plot the strategic direction of the agency’s space technology program. Prior to his current position, Dr. Terrier was the chief technologist of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.…

This Space Briefing Book is a primer and reference guide on the organizations, laws and regulations, technologies, and factors in modern space operations. It is designed to support and inform legislators and staff, journalists, and others whose work holds a nexus to space.

The Space Report (TSR) provides quarterly information on the space economy in the United States and around the world. You can learn more about our analysis and industry insights here.

Strategic Operations Team, Washington, D.C.

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  • Thomas Dorame, Vice President - Strategic Operations
  • Marchel Holle, Manager - Washington, D.C., Operations
  • Hanh Nguyen Le, Government Affairs Associate