The last decade has seen a surge in new actors entering the space domain. Many more countries are developing space programs and national law and policy while commercial startups are leveraging cheaper and better technology to do more with less. What are the benefits of the surge in new actors and what should we be wary of? What steps can the world take to ensure that new actors are contributing to space sustainability? | Moderator: Ian Christensen, SWF Director of Private Sector Programs
Jim Armor, Northrop Grumman
Simonetta di Pippo, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Kalpak Gude, Swarm
Mark Mozena, Planet
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Observer Research Foundation
This panel took place June 25, 2019 at the Summit for Space Sustainability in Washington, DC.