The growth in space activities has shifted space traffic management from an academic debate to real-world policy debate, yet there is still significant uncertainty about what it means and how to go about creating a workable regime. Should space traffic management be top-down with a global agreement on rules and standards? Or should it be done from the bottom-up with industry practices enshrined in national regulation? Who decides what the rules are, who they apply to, and how they are enforced? | Moderator: Chris Johnson, SWF Space Law Advisor
Over the last several years, there has been a growing focus on two different conversations: one about the commercial and economic development of space, and another about the risk of conflict on Earth extending into space. Yet there is often very little dialogue on how these two issues interact and what impact each may have on the other. How might greater geopolitical instability or actual war in space impact commercialization? Can the private sector play a role in deterring space conflict or providing more resilient capabilities? | Moderator: Brian Weeden, SWF Director of Program Planning
Joshua Huminski, Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress
Pam Melroy, Melroy & Hollett Technology Partners
Bhavya Lal, Science and Technology Policy Institute
Doug Loverro, Loverro Consulting
Jeffrey Trauberman, VOX Space
This audio was recorded June 25th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC as part of the Secure World Foundation's Summit for Space Sustainability.
Closing Keynote Delivered by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine June 25, 2019 at the Summit for Space Sustainability.
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.
Delivered in on June 25 at the SWF Summit for Space Sustainability in Washington, DC.
This audio was recorded on June 25 during the SWF Summit for Space Sustainability at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Krystal Wilson, SWF Director of Space Applications Programs, Summit Chair
Peter Martinez, SWF Executive Director
A series of short presentations by high-level experts on current situations, trends, and challenges in the space domain that impact space sustainability.
The Role of Space for Benefits on Earth - Anne Hale Miglarese, Radiant Earth Foundation