SPI Student Ryan Green makes finalist in American Association for Budget and Program Analysis 2016 Symposium

May 23, 2016

SPI student Ryan Green's paper for AABPA's 2016 Marykathryn Kubat award, titled "Improving the Capital Budgeting Process for Federal Investments in Space", was a finalist for best research paper by a Masters candidate.

"Regulating Outer Space - Making Space Commerce a Priority"

May 12, 2016

Dr. Scott Pace wrote a piece on the future of space commercialization and regulation that was published by Foreign Affairs. He discusses the current domestic and international regulatory environment, identifying strengths and gaps to be filled. The importance of a regulatory framework to U.S. space competitiveness is also discussed.

SPI Student Nathan Boll Gives Commencement Address at University of Montana Western

May 7, 2016

SPI student Nathan Boll will be giving the commencement address, at the University. of Montana Western Saturday, May 7th. He is an alumni of the University, which expects to set a record for number of degrees awarded at the institution this year.

Dr. Pace Speaks on Spectrum Protection on Secure World Foundation Panel

April 8, 2016

Dr. Scott Pace spoke as part of a panel on Spectrum Protection: An Examination of the Policy and Practical Implications, hosted by the Secure World Foundation. Alongside him were Mr. Christopher Hegarty of MITRE Corporation, Mr. James Miller of NASA, and Ms. Jennifer Warren of Lockheed Martin. Dr. Pace's and Mr. Miller's presentations are available through SWF, as well as an online video record of the discussion.

Visiting Scholar Cptn. HyeJin An Presents the Case for a Korean Early Warning Satellite

April 5, 2016

Cptn. Hyejin An, of the Republic of Korea Air Force, made the case for a Korean Early Warning satellite system in light of recent developments in North Korea's threatening capabilities. The needs of the Republic of Korea were weighed against the capabilities offered by different systems. Cptn. An's presentation is available online.

2016 USRA-SPI Symposium: Space Weather

March 31, 2016

Space Weather was the topic of the 2016 Universities Space Research Association symposium, held in conjunction with the Space Policy Institute. The New Jersey Institute of Technology released an article summarizing the event. The widely-attended event proved very informative, and the speakers have agreed to make their presentations available online:

Scott Pace: Space Weather and UN Guidelines

Tamara L. Dickinson: The National Space Weather Strategy

Daniel Baker: Space Weather: Why Should We Care?

Patricia Doherty: Space Weather: Developments and Potential Impacts

Louis Lanzerotti: Applications of Space Weather Knowledge

Ralph Stoffler: U.S. Department of Defense Space Weather Services

Devrie Intriligator: Creating an Integrated Approach to Forecasting and Mitigation

Steven Clarke: Heliophysics

Therese Moretto Jorgensen: Space Weather Research at the National Science Foundation

Thomas Berger: NOAA's Space Weather Modeling Efforts

William Murtagh: Creating an Integrated Approach to Forecasting and Mitigation - The National Space Weather Action Plan

Visiting Scholar Mazlan Othman Discusses Malaysian Space Policy

February 12, 2016

Dr. Mazlan Othman, Former Director of UNOOSA, presented a talk on Malaysia's Vision for Space and National Space Policy, as well as some of the issues that have emerged in the process of development and implementation of the National Space Policy. Dr. Othman's presentation is available online.

International Field Workshop 2016 Team Visits the Space Policy Institute

January 27, 2016

The IFW2016 Team met with Dr. Scott Pace, Dr. Henry Hertzfeld, and Mr. Craig Dobson to discuss a variety of current regulatory and technical issues in space policy, particularly relating to Earth observation.

IFW2016 Group Photo

Photo credit: Isaac Lee, 2016 (University of Tokyo)

SPI Alumni Zack Hester's article published in Quest: "NASA's Lessons Learned in Long-Duration Spaceflight: The Shuttle-Mir Program"

January, 2016

View the article online.

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»SPI Director, Scott Pace is quoted in the Politico article How Elon Musk eposed billions in questionable Pentagon spending discussing the role of ULA in American space capabilities.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment on NOAA Utilization of Commercial Remote Sensing Data.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation committee on U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness. His testimony is available online.

»On October 16, 2015, the Space Policy Institute hosted an informal discussion during which Dr. Philippe Brunet, European Commission Director for Space Policy, Copernicus, and Defense Industry described the plans of the European Union to become the primary European actor in space policy and programs.

»Current SPI Graduate Student Zack Hester's article NASA's Lessons Learned in Long-Duration Spaceflight: The Shuttle-Mir Program was published in Quest Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016.

»SPI Alum Mia Brown wrote an article titled Launch Dilemna: The role of the commercial sector in America's space program which was published by the Brookings Institution.

»Prof. Jack Burns, Vice President Emeritus at the University of Colorado, presented a distinguished lecture "Exploring the Universe from the Moon". It can be viewed online

»Dr. Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute, spoke on The Implications of U.S. Space Policy Choices at the California Institute of Technology. A video of the lecture is available for viewing here.

»Dr. Scott Pace, Visiting Scholar Deganit Paikowsky, and four SPI alumni attended the 2015 International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem.

»Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, SPI Research Professor, became Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Read the announcement here.

»SPI Alum, Stephanie Wan, has been elected as Co-chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council. Congratulations Stephanie! Further information is available online.

»SPI hosts "Careers in Space Policy: A Panel Discussion" with the American Institute of Astronautics and Astrophysics National Capital Section Young Professionals Committee and the GW AIAA Student Chapter.

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