National Space Council
The United States needs to implement a holistic Space Environment Management (SEM) program, and the most important missing element of that program is the development of remediation capabilities that can remove debris from orbit and help clean up the space environment.
Foust Forward | The missing element of the first National Space Council meeting of the Biden administration
Keeping the space industry involved is key to ensuring they have a voice in how policy priorities are implemented and winning their support when those policies require new legislation and funding.
Administration officials used a National Space Council meeting to issue a new round of criticism of Russia’s antisatellite weapon test and call for a halt to future ASAT tests that create debris.
While space companies are feeling the impacts of supply chain disruptions, traditional space companies are experiencing different effects than newer ones.
In her first speech devoted to space since taking office, Vice President Kamala Harris said she will direct the National Space Council to develop a “comprehensive framework” for national space priorities, with an emphasis on climate change.
Vice President Kamala Harris will announce Nov. 5 plans to hold her first meeting of the National Space Council at the beginning of December.
A notice could appear in the Federal Register as early as next week seeking nominations for the National Space Council’s industry advisory group, the council’s executive secretary Chirag Parikh said Sept. 9.
The Biden administration plans to revise both the charter and the membership of the National Space Council’s advisory group to better reflect its priorities.
The White House has named a former director of space policy at the National Security Council as the new executive secretary of the National Space Council.
When the White House announced in late March that it would retain the National Space Council, there were signs of relief throughout the space community.
Vice President Kamala Harris will put her “personal stamp” on the National Space Council as it takes on both existing and new priorities under the Biden administration.
The Biden administration’s decision to continue the National Space Council has won approval, and relief, from the space industry, who see it as the latest sign that the White House is not contemplating major changes to space policy.
The White House confirmed March 29 that the National Space Council will be renewed.
President Biden should reestablish the National Space Council. Doing so would keep space issues on the radar of our nation’s highest officials and encourage the coordination necessary to solve problems that cut across multiple federal agencies.
The White House said the National Security Council from now on will issue “national security memorandums” to replace the Trump administration’s space policy directives.
The chief executive of Virgin Orbit's sister company VOX Space called on the Biden administration to continue the National Space Council.
Space Policy Directive-7 highlights the United States’ ever growing dependence on space-based positioning, navigation and timing.