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Eight months after announcing Iridium PRIME, a turnkey hosted payload solution, Iridium is proceeding full speed ahead with the venture after garnering enough support from potential customers.
Speaking at Cyber 1.4, an event dubbed as where space and cyberspace intersect, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) opened up the first day of the National Space Symposium by using his time to talk more about space policy than cyber policy.
The global space economy grew to $314.17 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2013, reflecting growth of 4 percent from the 2012 total of $302.22 billion. Commercial activity -- space products and services and commercial infrastructure -- drove much of this increase. From 2008 through 2013, the total has grown by 27 percent.
After it appeared there was a slight dip in attendance the past few years, this years National Space Symposium, the 30th edition, has attracted a record number of top-level U.S. speakers according to the Space Foundation and could top 9,000 participants.
Steve Eisenhart of the Space Foundation moderates this discussion on Space in the Asia Pacific Region with Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command and Frank A. Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space and Defense Policy,U.S. Department of State at the National Space Symposium.
Wanda M. Austin of the The Aerospace Corporation moderates a panel on mission assurance in a budget-constrained environment at the Space Foundation National Space Symposium.
Jeff Carr of the Griffin Communications Group moderates a panel of the Inspiration Mars team at the Space Foundation National Space Symposium.
The Space Foundation held its annual National Space Symposium this past week and which included many hot topics including this one, Hosted Payloads - Issues and Evolution. The moderated discussion was presented in association with the Hosted Payload Alliance.
The global space economy grew to $304.31 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets in 2012, reflecting growth of 6.7 percent from the 2011 total of $285.33 billion. Commercial activity -- space products and services and commercial infrastructure -- drove much of this increase. From 2007 through 2012, the total has grown by 37 percent.
The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2013. The program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.