As more actors engage in space activities, there are concerns that a competition for those resources could lead to international conflicts.
The Canadian government hopes to release its new space strategy in the coming months but in the meantime has provided $20 million in research funding for domestic space companies and universities.
A former Obama administration official is optimistic that the Trump administration will continue to pursue the development of non-binding international agreements to promote norms of behavior in outer space.
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison.
With commercial services becoming widely available for most space activities, this the “best opportunity in a generation” for the government to decide how to work with the private sector.
A vulnerable satellite infrastructure has sent Army officials scrambling in search of solutions.
A draft summary of the European Commission’s space policy raises the issue of retooling Europe’s Galileo navigation and Copernicus Earth observation programs to make them more attractive to Europe’s military forces and whether Europe’s spaceport in South America should receive commission financing.
Nearly two months after introducing a comprehensive space policy bill, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) says he’s made good progress getting provisions of that bill included into defense authorization and other legislation.
A coalition of space organizations released a white paper for presidential and other candidates March 4 calling for stability and continuity in space policy.
A draft version of a comprehensive space policy bill seeks to make changes to management and regulation of space activities at NASA, the Defense Department, and other federal agencies while pushing the government to rely more on commercial capabilities.
Presidential leadership is needed to form a space policy which will help achieve goals of landing crews on Mars starting in the 2030s. What should be made clear, however, is that the next president will not need to completely reinvent our national space policy.