The U.S. Congress is on recess until June 6, when lawmakers will return to Washington for 21 non-consecutive legislative days before leaving July 15 for a seven-week recess that runs through Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5).
Monday was Memorial Day, so a shortened work week in Washington begins with a Secure World Foundation panel discussion Tuesday afternoon on U.S. national security space strategy.
- The Hague, Netherlands: The European Space Solutions conference discusses the roles space systems can provide in topics ranging from agriculture to climate change to energy.
- Valetta, Malta: The 4S Symposium discusses the development of small satellites, primarily in Europe.
- Washington: The Secure World Foundation hosts a panel discussion on “An Examination of the U.S. National Security Space Strategy” to discuss the implementation of that strategy over the last five years.
- New York: The U.S. Postal Service unveils new stamps depicting the solar system and the exploration of Pluto during the World Stamp Show.
- Berlin: The 10th GEO European Projects Workshop will discuss Earth observation efforts.
- Boulder, Colo.: The annual conference of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society takes place at the University of Colorado.
- Berlin: The ILA Berlin Air Show includes a space pavilion and a dedicated “Space Day” on Thursday.
- Broomfield, Colo.: The Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference will include presentations from suborbital vehicle developers and scientists planning to fly experiments on those vehicles.
- London: SpaceUp:UK is an “unconference” with sessions on topics on science, education and human spaceflight organized by participants.
- Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia: A Rockot launch vehicle is expected to launch a GEO-IK 2 geodetic satellite.
- Pasadena, Calif.: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory holds its annual open house, although free tickets for the event have already been distributed.