Evidence-Based Spectrum Policy Conference

October 20, 2020. Last week, on October 13 and October 15, the Silicon Flatirons Center at Colorado Law, University of Colorado Boulder, hosted an online conference on Evidence-Based Spectrum Policy.  The conference emphasized the importance of research and...

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NAPA’s Space Traffic Management Report

On August 19, 2020, the National Academy of Public Administration (”NAPA”) released the Space Traffic Management (“STM”) Report (the “Report”) identifying the Office of Space Commerce (“OSC”) as the civilian government agency best situated to take the lead on...

National Academy of Public Administration (”NAPA”) released the Space Traffic Management Report

Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference

The 6th Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference was recently held online.  For 4 days panelists discussed spectrum management across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, considering current events and what is being done in other regions.  Key topics were the...

Asia Pacific Spectrum Management Conference

Small Satellite Conference 2020

The 34th annual Small Satellite Conference wrapped up this week, bringing an audience of over 8,000 individuals representing 123 countries.  With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the conference adapted to the “new-normal” and hosted its keynote, workshops, technical...

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15th European Spectrum Management Conference

The 15th European Spectrum Management Conference recently brought together panelists from all over Europe, as well as the United States and the Middle East, during five fruitful days to discuss current and future spectrum challenges in Europe.  5G deployment, 6 GHz...

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Satellite 2020 Highlights

The Satellite 2020 Conference brought aerospace entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users, and enthusiasts to Washington, DC to discuss how satellites are shaping the future of the world. With session tracks offered for technology and engineering, small...

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Paris Space Week

Last week, space industry innovators and decision-makers from around the world met at the Air and Space Museum in Le Bourget for Paris Space Week 2020. During two fruitful days, commercial, technical and institutional actors of the space sector gathered to present...

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International Panel on Emerging Issues in Space Governance

On Tuesday, February 25th, George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute (SPI) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) hosted an international panel discussion on “Emerging Issues in Space Governance,” held at the Elliott School of International...

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Chairman Pai C-band Speech

Today, the FCC Chairman Ajit Pai took another step in the Commission’s strategy to facilitate U.S. leadership in 5G technology, dubbed the “5G Fast Plan.”  Chairman Pai highlighted that the U.S. must continue to set the pace for 5G build-out globally in order to be...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Space Summit

On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its second Annual Space Summit entitled “LAUNCH: The Space Economy” in Washington, DC.   The Summit was a full day event centered around the opportunities and challenges associated with a growing...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Space Summit

IAC 2019

From October 21-25, the global space community came together in Washington, DC for the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Traditionally, IAC has been a central forum of discussion for stakeholders from all space sectors around the globe, covering...

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NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) held its second Spectrum Policy Symposium on September 10th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Symposium provided a high-level forum for government and commercial actors to discuss...

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New FCC Streamlined Procedures for Licensing of Smallsats

This month, the FCC unanimously approved a new, optional set of streamlined procedures for licensing small satellites (“smallsats”) (FCC 19-81, IB Docket No. 18-86). The new set of procedures seeks to accommodate this fast-growing segment of the space sector. This...

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Secure World Foundation Space Sustainability Summit

The Secure World Foundation held the inaugural Summit for Space Sustainability on June 25-26 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Summit was a high-level event centered around challenges and solutions for space sustainability. Panelists addressed the...

Secure World Foundation Space Sustainability Summit

Space Enterprise Summit

The inaugural Space Enterprise Summit convened on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Co-sponsored by the State Department and the Department of Commerce, the two-day event brought together government, diplomatic, industry, and scientific leaders from the U.S. and around the world to discuss issues and approaches to building the “trillion-dollar economy” in space.

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Lachs Moot Court Competition

This weekend, the 27th Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition North American Rounds will be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. The Manfred Lachs Moot is an international moot court competition held each year by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) to give law students a chance to engage with current issues in space law and test their legal researching, writing, and oratorical skills. The international competition is divided into four global regions, and the winners of each region ...

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US Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Changes

Speaking to the National Space Symposium, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recounted a meeting with CEOs in the US space industry, stating, “I heard the same comments over and over—the current licensing processes take too long, are unpredictable, and provide no...

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Swimming with the Sharks: The 3.7-4.2 GHz Proceeding

The FCC recently released the final text of its Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band. A draft was issued last month and the FCC considered the matter at its Open Meeting on July 12th. At the Open Meeting, all...

FCC’S 3.7-4.2 GHz Order AND NPRM – Client Alert

The FCC has approved an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Expanding Flexible Use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz Band.  The document proposes expanded terrestrial use of the band and seeks comment on the mechanisms for integrating new and incumbent use.  Coming on...