SWF March 2016 Newsletter
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Upcoming Events
April 4, 2016
Space Weather as a Global Challenge Panel Event
in Washington, DC

April 14, 2016
Space Security Panel Event: Norms, Resiliency, and Protection in Colorado Springs, CO

April 28-29, 2016
2016 UNIDIR Space Security Conference in Geneva, Switzerland

Upcoming Engagements
March 18, 2016
Christopher Johnson will be attending the ECSL Practitioners Forum at ESA in Paris, France

March 22–24, 2016
Michael Simpson, Christopher Johnson, and Ian Christensen will be attending the IAF Spring Meetings in Paris, France

April 11 - 14, 2016
SWF staff will be attending the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO

April 16, 2016
Mike Simpson will present at the Mini Symposium on Legal Aspects of Space Resource Utilization. Leiden, Netherlands

April 26-27, 2016
Laura Delgado López will be speaking at GeoBuiz Summit in Bethesda, MD

Experts in the Media
February 24, 2016
Brian Weeden Quoted in NPR Story on GPS Vulnerabilities and Renewed Interest in Celestial Navigation

Secure World Foundation Newsletter

March 2016

Recent SWF Events

February 24-26, 2016
SWF co-sponsors the 2nd ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue in New Delhi, India

Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-American woman in space, was part of a growing trend of cooperation in outer space between the United States and India. In honor of Ms. Chawla, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) initiated an annual forum to highlight the success of India’s co-operation with all the major spacefaring powers in space activities; SWF was a co-sponsor of this year's conference.

Staff Activities and Presentations

February 1 -3, 2016
Ian Christensen Attends the 11th Annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference in Herzilya, Israel

The Conference, organized by the Fisher Brothers Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies, is a memorial to Israeli astronaut Colonel Ilan Ramon;  a crew member on the tragic STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia flight. During the Conference Mr. Christensen also participated in a workshop hosted by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), focusing on issues related to small satellites. 

February 3, 2016
Brian Weeden Moderates Panel on Space Traffic Management at FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference In Washington, DC

The panel featured speakers representing commercial satellite operators, the White House, Department of Defense, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The discussion highlighted various perspectives on the future of space situational awareness data and services to support improved space safety and sustainability, and changes to federal agency roles and responsibilities for providing oversight of U.S. private sector space activities. A video recording of the discussion can be found here.

February 15-26, 2016
Brian Weeden and Laura Delgado López attended the 53rd session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of UNCOPUOS in Vienna, Austria

SWF staff presented a summary of SWF's recent activities at the 2016 spring meeting. SWF is a permanent observer to the United Nations Committee On the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), and has been active with UNCOPUOS and its subcommittees since 2008. A copy of the statement is available here.


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