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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently compared the commercial satellite remote-sensing sector to the market for cheeseburgers. Credit: SpaceNews illustration
U.S. Capitol Building. Credit: Wikicommons
The trajectoryXyzt event in Santa Monica in September will lay the building blocks for commercial efforts at the convergence of geospatial intelligence.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s 1945 prediction of the geostationary satellite was dismissed by some Wireless World readers. Twenty years later, on April 6, 1965, the launch of Intelsat 1 proved the famed science-fiction novelist got it largely right. Credit: Wireless World via Lakdiva.org
An artist's concept of a rocket lifting off from  the U.K.'s planned spaceport in Sutherland, Scotland. Credit: video grab/ U.K. Space Agency via YouTube
U.S. commercial remote sensing regulations will be put to the test by new ventures, such as EarthNow, a Bill Gates-and-SoftBank-backed venture that aims to distribute live video of the Earth. Credit: NASA’s Epic camera aboard DSCOVR Satellite
U.S. President Donald Trump holds the signed copy of Space Policy Directive 2 in the Oval Office May 24 along with Vice President Mike Pence, National Space Council Executive Secretary Scott Pace and Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Space Council Jared Stout. Credit: White House Official Photo
President Donald Trump, speaks before signing the Presidential Space Directive - 1, directing NASA to return to the moon, in the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.  (Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
This image from the ISS shows strong tropospheric storm clouds pushing up against and being blocked at the tropopause, illustrating the decoupled and isolated nature of the stratosphere from the troposphere below. This relative isolation allows rocket emissions to accumulate in the stratosphere. Credit: NASA
“We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force. Separate but equal. It is going to be something,” President Donald Trump said during a June 18 meeting of the National Space Council. “I’m hereby directing the department of Defense and the Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. That’s a big statement.” Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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In this European Space Agency illustration, a satellite breaks up, adding to the growing population of orbital debris. Debris-clearing spacecraft the U.S., China and others have in the works could easily double as anti-satellite weapons. Credit: ESA
“We are going to have the Air Force, and we are going to have the Space Force. Separate but equal. It is going to be something,” President Donald Trump said during a June 18 meeting of the National Space Council. “I’m hereby directing the department of Defense and the Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces. That’s a big statement.” Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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