The National Space Symposium is the premier forum for discussion about all sectors of the space industry. This year’s event continues to broaden the dialogue with a focus on mobile satellite technology and communication. The Next Wave – Mobile Satellite Broadband in the Palm of your Hand panel session will commence Thursday, April 6 at 8:30 a.m. The 22nd National Space Symposium takes place April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

The Mobile Satellite panel features Ms. Evie Haskell, vice-chairwoman and editor-in-chief for Media Business Corp./ SkyReport, as moderator. Media Business Corp. is an information and publishing company that maintains a number of large databases including the Cable/ Satellite Databank with in-depth information about both cable and satellite platforms and services. Panelists include executive vice president for Satellite Operations and Development, Mobile Satellite Ventures, Dr. Carson Agnew; president of Northern Sky Research, LLC, Mr. Christopher Baugh; and Mr. Eugene Jilg, chief technology officer and vice president, Advanced Programs, Immarsat Global Ltd.

The National Space Symposium attracts senior leaders from all sectors of the global space industry – civil, commercial, and national security. An updated program agenda, confirmed speaker list, exhibitor list, complete list of sponsors, and secure registration can be found online at

Highlights of the conference include the opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; the opening night reception, co-sponsored by ITT; the opening night fireworks and dessert reception, co-sponsored by General Dynamics; the Corporate Partnership reception, co-sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Corporate Partnership dinner, co-sponsored by Raytheon Company; the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award luncheon, co-sponsored by the Colorado Space Coalition; the Space Technology Hall of Fame reception, co-sponsored by United Space Alliance; the Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner, co-sponsored by The Boeing Company; and the largest ever Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center.

Additional co-sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc., ASRC Federal, ATK, BAE Systems, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Cisco Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, Florida Space Authority, Harris Corporation, Inmarsat, Integral Systems, MTC Technologies, Nortel Government Solutions, Space News, Space Systems/Loral, SpaceVest, Spherical Magic, Stellar Solutions, and Swales Aerospace.

About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Inside Aerospace, April 24-25, 2006; Strategic Space and Defense, 10-12 Oct. 2006, in Omaha, Neb.; and Florida Space, Dec. 5-7, 2006, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, visit