The Space Foundation announced today
that NASA will be the Host National Space Agency for the 2001 International
Space Symposium, slated for October 29-31 at the Reagan International Trade
Center in Washington, DC.
Billed as the premier global space industry
conference, “Where Space Means Business(TM),” the International
Space Symposium is built around two and one half days of in-depth discussion,
networking and deal-making by a select group of space industry leaders
including CEO’s, heads of agencies, financiers, managers, underwriters,
customers and regulators.

The Space Foundation is one of the world’s leading space organizations,
supporting industry leaders, space professionals and educators in their
efforts to promote all facets of space — commercial, national security and
The Space Foundation’s National Space Symposium is recognized around
the world as the premier U.S. space policy forum, and the International Space
Symposium is quickly gaining similar acclaim.
More than 1500 registrants,
speakers, exhibitors, news media and special guests, representing more than
300 companies, agencies and organizations from more than 25 nations
participated at the 2000 International Space Symposium, held last fall.

The symposium, presented by the Space Foundation in association with
Space News and the American Astronautical Society, features keynote speeches,
plenary sessions, exhibits and sponsored events.
To date, representatives
from 27 nations have agreed to play a role on the agenda.
Investors and
international business owners will examine the potential for growth in several
markets, such as GPS, telecommunications, Internet-in-the-sky, remote sensing,
launch vehicles, comsat and ground operations.
Government and corporate
officials will discuss commercial solutions for government space requirements,
and consider the commercial potential of the International Space Station, and
the future of commercial space transportation.

Preliminary program information for 2001, exhibit and sponsorship
information and secure on-line registration can be found at, or by calling the Space Foundation at
(US) 719-576-8000 or toll free in the US and Canada at 1-800-691-4000.

Editor’s note:
see following for a list of Symposium agencies, speakers
and organizations.

2001 International Space Symposium Preliminary Program Information

Participating Agencies

* Austrian Space Agency

* British National Space Centre

* Canadian Space Agency

* CNES – France Space Agency

* DLR – German Space Agency

* European Space Agency

* Indian Space Research Organisation

* ASI – Italian Space Agency

* NASDA – Japanese Space Agency

* ROSAVIAKOSMOS – Russian National Space Agency

* Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy

* United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs

* U.S. Department of Commerce

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

* Dr. Nikolay Anfimov, Director, TsNIIMash

* Francois Auque, Executive Vice President, Space Systems, EADS NV

* Dr. Alain Bensoussan, President, French Space Agency (CNES)

* Steven Chamberlain, Chairman, President & CEO, Integral Systems

* Lou Dobbs, CNN Moneyline News Anchor

* Evert Dudok, Director of Navigation & Constellations, Astrium GmbH & Chairman, Galileo Industries

* Ambassador Raimundo Gonzalez, Permanent Representative of Chile to the
United Nations and Chairman, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful
Uses of Outer Space

* David Grover, London Office, Barclays Bank

* Dr. Colin Hicks, Director General, British National Space Centre

* Dr. Hans Kappler, Director of Industrial Matters and Technology
Programmes, European Space Agency

* Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation

* Dr. Hiroshi Kimura, General Manager, Space Systems Division,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

* Ray Kolibaba, Vice President, Space Systems, Raytheon

* Dr. Lou-Chuang Lee, Director, National Space Program Office (NSPO)

* Dr. Alexander Medvedev, Director General, Khrunichev State Research &
Production Space Center

* Dr. Bruce Middleton, Principal, Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants
Pty. Ltd. (APAC)

* Dr. Mazlan Othman, Director, Office of Outer Space Affairs,

United Nations Office at Austria

* Dr. Nongluck Phinainitisart, President, Shin Satellite Public Company

* Thomas Pickering, Senior Vice President, International Relations,

* Lon Rains, Editor, Space News

* Alain Roger, President & CEO, Europe*Star Limited

* Edward Sloot, Director of Investments, SOFINOV

Supporting Organizations

* Aerospace Industries Association

* Aerospace States Association

* Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council

* Astro Chile

* China Space Foundation

* International Astronautical Federation

* International Space University

* NASA Alumni League

* National Space Society

* Satellite Industry Association

* Society of Satellite Professionals International

* Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

* Space Transportation Association

* TsNIIMash

* U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Space Enterprise Council