The NearSpace Interference between Air and Space Traffic Management

Dr. Ruth Stilwell, an SPI non-resident visiting scholar, co-authored the paper, “The NearSpace Interference between Air and Space Traffic Management with Sven Kaltenhäuser of the German Aerospace Center, DLR. The paper, which is a continuation of Dr. Stilwell’s work in air and space traffic management, was presented at teh 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Bremen, Germany from 1-5 October 2018.

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GNSS and Sustainable Access to Space

Dr. Ruth Stilwell’s paper, “GNSS and Sustainable Access to Space”, co-authored with Dr. Diane Howard, was presented at McGill University’s Fifth Annual Manfred Lachs Conference in May 2017 while Dr. Stilwell was a visiting scholar at the Space Policy Institute. Recently, the paper was selected for publication in the McGill University’s Center for Research in Air and Space Law’s monograph series, and will appear in the Sixth Monograph titled, “Global Space Governance and the UN 2030 Agenda”. Printed copies are expected to be available in December.

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John Logsdon Featured at Politico’s Panel on “The New American Space Age”

Dr. Logsdon was featured in a panel last night hosted by Politico on the new American space age.

“We sit at a pivotal moment for John F. Kennedy’s legacy of space innovation, with private enterprise ramping up spaceflight efforts and anew administration in Washington considering a new vision for America’s space program.
Join POLITICO as we convene experts for a deep-dive conversation to explore the possibilities and risks of what could be a historic transformation in space innovation and policy. Is there a new vision for American space innovation that will capture the imagination of America -and what will it take to get there?


John Logsdon, Founding Director and Professor Emeritus, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University
Alex MacDonald, Senior Economic Advisor, NASA
Teasel Muir-Harmony, Curator, Space History Department, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Bob Richards, Founder and CEO, Moon Express
Secretary Heather Wilson, Principal Space Adviser, U.S. Department of Defense
Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Jamie Morin, Vice President and Executive Director of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation”

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council

News of the announcement can be found in articles from Space Policy Online and the Planetary Society. Dr. Henry Hertzfeld will serve as interim Director of the Space Policy Institute.

Via White House Press Release:

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council

Scott Pace of Virginia to be the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. “Over his career, Dr. Scott Pace has honed his expertise in the areas of science, space, and technology. Currently, he is the Director of the Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University. Dr. Pace also serves as the Vice-Chair of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES). Previously, he served at NASA, the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP), and the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). During his career, Dr. Pace has received numerous awards and recognitions including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2008), the U.S. Department of State’s Group Superior Honor Award, GPS Interagency Team (2005), and the NASA Group Achievement Award, Columbia Accident Rapid Reaction Team (2004). Dr. Pace received his B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1980. Two years later, in 1982, he earned his Master in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982). Finally, Dr. Pace attained his Doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 1989.”


Development Trends of Small Satellites and Military Applications

“Development Trends of Small Satellites and Military Applications” is a published paper with past visiting scholar Taehwan Cho as Corresponding Author. The paper, which was published in the Journal of Advanced Navigation Technology, assesses the development of small satellites and provides recommendations for their potential military application and use by the Republic of Korea.

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Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund Featured in 2017 Space Symposium Panel

Dr. Ehrenfreund, Chair of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was featured in a panel of eight other leaders of national space programs. Her comments focused on the need for cooperation and were featured in a number of publications, including ViaSatellite, The Gazette, and a Sputnik News piece titled “Russia, Europe, US Should Work Together on Space Exploration – German Agency”.

Dr. Scott Pace Featured as Panelist in Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Breakfast

The session, titled “Shaping Space Acquisitions for the Future Force”, was part of an ongoing series of Space Group Breakfasts. Dr. Pace was joined by moderator Steven Isakowitz, President and Chief Executive Office at Aerospace Corporation, and Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, Director of Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions.

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Featured as Panelist in Space Law at 50: Past, Present and Future

Dr. Hertzfeld discussed “The Outer Space Treaty and Its Impact on Space Law”, which focused on the Outer Space Treaty, its impacts during the last fifty years on space development, and the future of the Treaty in the context of the revitalization of space exploration. The program was hosted by The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Steven M. Schneebaum International Law Society and SAIS International Law and Organizations Program.

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