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The Commercial Sector and Norms for Responsible Use of Space

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Release Date: 07/09/2018

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Recorded in Colorado Springs, CO on April 19, 2018

The Secure World Foundation worked with the Space Foundation in sponsorship of an invitation-only lunch salon titled “The Commercial Sector and Norms for Responsible Use of Space,” which was held midday on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO. 

At this event, a wide variety of perspectives discussed the potential instructive role that the commercial sector can play in setting up norms of behavior for responsible space actors. With the space environment changing so rapidly, it is often the commercial actors who are creating the rules of the road and often have been quite visionary in figuring out how to ensure that near-Earth space is usable and accessible over the long-term.  

Speakers

  • Mr. Ian Christensen, Director of Private Sector Programs, Secure World Foundation
  • Mr. Erik Daehler, Director of Commercial Business Development, Lockheed Martin
  • Mr. David Hartshorn, Secretary General, Global VSAT Forum
  • Ms. Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
  • Mr. Chris Kundstadter, Senior VP and Global Underwriting Manager, XL Catlin
  • Moderator: Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation

More details, including transcripts, can be found at the event page on the SWF website.