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Update, June 24:  A more complete agenda is now posted.

Original entry: The State Department and the Commerce Department will co-host the Space Enterprise Summit from June 26-27, 2019 at the State Department in Washington, D.C.   On June 26, the meeting is 2:00-5:00 pm ET and on June 27 it is 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET.

More information is on the event’s website and in the Federal Register notice.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • U.S. Commercial Space Activities: Outline innovative commercial space activities, government role in stimulating such activities, and examples of industry/government cooperation.
  • The International Dimension: Industry and government to explore the challenges and opportunities of international collaboration and competition resulting from the global nature of the commercial space enterprise.
  • Removing Regulatory Barriers: Developing a robust commercial space economy through the creation of a permissive, “light-touch” regulatory regime that accommodates rapid innovation and expansion of commercial markets.
  • Responsible Behavior in Space: Explore efforts to improve responsible behavior in space. Examine best practices and guidelines in in Long Term Sustainability for preserving the outer space environment for future commercial space investment and use.
  • Role of International Institutions: Impact of UN, international trade, financial, and other institutions that potentially affect value and access for space products and services.
  • Improving Analysis and Narratives for the Value of Space: Encouraging a better understanding of the economic value of space activities on earth.
  • Best Practices in Civil SSA/STM and Debris Removal: The respective roles of government and commercial actors in protecting the space environment and creating industry standards and best practices regarding civil SSA/STM.


June 26, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
June 27, 2019 @ 11:00 pm