Staff Activities and Presentations
Nov 10, 2016
Ian Christensen Presented at the World Space Risk Forum
SWF Project Manager Ian Christensen gave a presentation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, focusing on the policy and regulatory context for "non-traditional" commercial space applications at the World Space Risk Forum 2016. World Space Risk Forum is the largest industry event focusing on the space insurance community, including insurers, re-insurers, brokers and both launch and satellite operators.
Nov 14, 2016
Victoria Samson Presented at USGIF Smallsat Workshop
SWF Washington Office Director Victoria Samson spoke at the USGIF Smallsat workshop, a two-day event held as part of GEOINT Community Week. Ms. Samson participated in the unclassified session, where she discussed the need to include smallsat operators when examining the future of space traffic management, think about how the international community approaches norm development for space and how that may differ for smallsats, and debate how best to provide a sustainable market of launch vehicles for smallsats.
Nov 17, 2016
Ian Christensen Presented at 23rd Annual Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum
Ian Christensen gave a presentation discussing progress in the development of SWF’s Handbook for New Actors in Space at the New Cooperation Session of the 23rd Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) in Manila, Philippines. APRSAF is one of the largest annual civil space conferences in the Asia-Pacific region and featured participation by more than 500 attendees from 32 countries.
Nov 18, 2016
Krystal Wilson Participated in Group on Earth Observations XIII Plenary
SWF Project Manager Krystal Wilson attended the thirteenth Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Plenary held in St. Petersburg, Russia. As part of SWF's role as a participating organization of GEO, Ms. Wilson participated in four days of side events, planning meetings, and plenary sessions, and engaged with representatives from the international GEO community, including new members and participating organizations, data providers and users.
Nov 18, 2016
Brian Weeden and Victoria Samson Participated in 2016 CODER Workshop on Space Debris
SWF Technical Advisor Brian Weeden and Washington Office Director Victoria Samson both participated in the 2016 Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER) Workshop, organized by the University of Maryland. The 3-day event focused on current research on space debris and other space sustainability topics, including space situational awareness, norms of behavior, and monitoring of the space environment. Dr. Weeden gave a presentation on "U.S. policy and space debris remediation" as part of a panel discussion on space debris mitigation and remediation policies. Ms. Samson moderated a panel discussion on international collaboration efforts to deal with space debris.
Nov 23, 2016
Krystal Wilson Participated in Embry-Riddle 3rd Annual Space Traffic Management Conference
Krystal Wilson attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Aviation's 3rd Annual Space Traffic Management Conference “Emerging Dynamics.” The 2-day conference was held in Daytona Beach, Florida and focused on recent developments in space traffic management including the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, new UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space guidelines, aviation research and integration through the National Airspace System as well as possible future trends. Ms. Wilson served as a rapporteur for several sessions.
Dec 7, 2016
Chris Johnson Spoke at the 11th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical issues of Space Law
SWF Space Law Advisor Chris Johnson spoke on the panel on Establishing International Norms & Rules for Space Activities. Mr. Johnson's remarks focused on the adequacy current international space laws to meet the demands of a growing commercial and international space community.
Dec 7, 2016
Victoria Samson Participated in Panel Discussion at the 2nd EU-US Space Policy Conference
The George Washington University's Space Policy Institute hosted the 2nd European Union-United States Space Policy Conference. Victoria Samson spoke about "Using space in a secure and safe environment -- opportunities for like-minded partners." Video footage of the entire event can be viewed here.
Dec 14, 2016
Brian Weeden Speaks at Defense One Event on the Future of Military Space
Brian Weeden participated in a panel discussion hosted by Defense One on the Future of Military Space. The discussion focused on how the space world is changing, the challenges being created by those changes, and the steps the U.S. national security space community is taking to meet the challenges.