Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council's first meeting, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. The National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence heard testimony from representatives from civil space, commercial space, and national security space industry representatives. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
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U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Jan. 30 to reduce federal regulations. Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson (to the right of Trump) was among the corporate executives in attendance. Credit: White House
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​World radiocommunication conferences (WRC) are held every three to four years. WRC-15 will be held in Geneva Nov. 2-27. Credit: WRC

Patricia Cooper Returns to Satellite Industry Association — Sort of


It’s only been five months since Patricia Cooper stepped down as president of the Satellite Industry Association to join one of the group’s members as vice president of government affairs and policy. But the satellite policy veteran is already making a return of sorts to the trade group she led for seven years.

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