SWF Podcast
SWF Podcast
Apr 17, 2017
New Actors in the Space Domain
Play • 1 hr 13 min

Recorded in Colorado Springs, CO, on April 6, 2017.

There are an increasing number of governmental and private sector actors in space, which could lead to existing new applications and benefits on Earth but also increased space sustainability challenges. To discuss these issues, SWF held an luncheon panel discussion at the 33rd Space Symposium. The panel featured a variety of perspectives to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing new actors, and the issues and potential positive benefits that the growth in participants poses to existing actors, with the goal of pointing out that structures need to be in place to ensure that all can continue to benefit from access to and use of space over the long-term. SWF presented our new Handbook for New Space Actors, an electronic version of which can be found here.

  • Mr. Salem Humaid AlMarri, Assistant Director General for Science & Technology Sector, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
  • Mr. Pete Hoene, President and CEO, SES Government Solutions
  • Mr. Rich Leshner, Vice President of Government Affairs, Planet
  • Ms. Audrey Schaffer, Director, Space Strategy and Plans in the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Office of the Secretary of Defense

More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.

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