The Code of Conduct and the Sarlaac Pit: Podcast Now Available

The Code of Conduct and the Sarlaac Pit: Podcast Now Available

For those of you who were intrigued by Laura Delgado’s summary of last week’s Secure World Foundation (SWF)/Space Foundation panel discussion, the podcast of that meeting is now available.

Peter Marquez, former White House Director of Space Policy in the latter years of the George W. Bush Administration and early years of the Obama Administration, was one of the speakers at the event, which focused on space security and international cooperation in space.  SWF has released the podcast on its website.

Among other things, he compared the current status of development of an International Space Code of Conduct to being digested over a thousand years in the stomach of the Star Wars creature the sarlaac.   His comments on that and other issues begin at 20:26 on the recording.   Other speakers are:


  • Brendan Curry, Vice President of Washington Operations, Space Foundation
  • Tiffany Chow, Program Manager, Secure World Foundation


  • Mr. Sam Black, Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
  • Mr. Peter Marquez, Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Orbital, Former White House Space Policy Director
  • Ms. Jessica Powers, Director for Engagement, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Space Policy), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Mr. Frank Slazer, Vice President for Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Moderator: Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation

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