Pace, currently the director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, previously worked at NASA and other agencies involved with space issues before joining the Space Policy Institute.
County commissioners in Madison County, Alabama, voted Wednesday to approve its role in the incentive deal for the BE-4 engine plant, including site preparation and $500,000.
The report found there were more than 1,450 active satellites in orbit at the end of last year, an increase of nearly 50 percent in five years.
Mikhail Kalinin, who was chief executive of Main Military Construction Office No. 9 until a year ago, was arrested after being charged with accepting a bribe from a subcontractor for work building the launch site in Russia's Far East.
The consortium has met with local officials and submitted a proposal to the U.K. Space Agency, with a goal of having the facility operational by 2020.
Pence will give a speech early this afternoon to employees at KSC's Vehicle Assembly Building, and will also tour other facilities at the center.
ViaSat, Eutelsat and Panasonic are seeking an injunction from the European Court of Justice to block Inmarsat from offering those services with its new Inmarsat S EAN satellite launched last week.
The countdown was proceeding as planned until a guidance computer triggered an abort 10 seconds before the scheduled 7:36 p.m. Eastern liftoff from Florida.
Energia announced last September it was selling Sea Launch to the S7 Group, a Russian company whose holdings include an airline.
It also announced a first customer for that satellite servicing system, with satellite operator SES entering into an agreement for an initial life extension mission with options for future missions.
Work on the first 10 satellites formally started Tuesday at an Airbus factory on France, with a goal of having the satellites completed and launched by next April.
The companies signed the contract Thursday with the European Space Agency, which procures the satellites on behalf of the EU.
Scheduled lift off is at 11:59 p.m. Eastern carrying a Cartosat-2 remote-sensing satellite. Also on board will be 30 smallsat secondary payloads from 15 countries.
Glavkosmos Director General Denis Lyskov said at the Paris Air Show Tuesday that future missions could fly two tourists and one professional cosmonaut, possibly visiting the ISS.
Speaking at the Paris Air Show, Igor Komarov said he expects Roscosmos to participate in the Deep Space Gateway, NASA's concept for a crew-tended facility operating in lunar orbit.