30th National Space Symposium - Space Foundation

SpaceRef will be on hand to cover the 30th National Space Symposium. We would be pleased to cover your story and make new connections. Please contact Marc Boucher for a meeting or interview. Below you will find news releases and our stories from the Symposium as we post them.



For Iridium, NEXT is PRIME Video in Story

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.

Representative Lamar Smith Cyber 1.4 Speech Focuses On Space Policy

Representative Lamar Smith Cyber 1.4 Speech Focuses On Space Policy

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.


Space Foundation's 2014 Report Reveals Continued Growth in the Global Space Economy in 2013

Space Foundation's 2014 Report Reveals Continued Growth in the Global Space Economy in 2013

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.


The Space Community is set to Descend on Colorado Springs for the National Space Symposium

The Space Community is set to Descend on Colorado Springs for the National Space Symposium

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.


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Press Releases


Ball Aerospace Completes Final Phase of DARPA MOIRE Telescope Program


OmniEarth Announces Partnership to Create Global Satellite Constellation and Extensive Hosted Payload Opportunity


Space Qualification Testing of Next-Generation Fibre-Optic Inertial Reference Unit Nears Completion


Boeing and Samsung to Evaluate Mobile Technology for New Spacecraft


Raytheon Debuts Mobile App Based on VIIRS Satellite Imagery at Space Symposium


ATK to Exhibit Affordable Technology Solutions at 30th Space Symposium


Exelis celebrates 50 years of NASA’s Deep Space Network at the Annual Space Symposium


Northrop Grumman to Demonstrate Advanced Military and Civil Space Technologies at 30th Space Symposium


Boeing to Feature Innovative Capabilities at 2014 Space Symposium


Space Foundation Director - Education to be Awarded Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal by IAF


Gov. Hickenlooper to Speak at 30th Space Symposium Luncheon and Sign Space Flight Bill


30th Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4 Feature Record Number of Top-Level U.S. Government Speakers


Two Life-Saving Technologies Are 2014 Inductees into Space Technology Hall of Fame


30th Space Symposium Will Feature Leaders of Five Space Agencies, International Panels and Speakers


NASA Administrator Bolden is Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner Speaker


Gen. William Shelton is 30th Space Symposium Featured Speaker


Canadian Astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield to Receive 2014 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award


Space Foundation to Present Space Achievement Award to U.S. Air Force GPS Team


Space Foundation will Present the 2014 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award to A. Thomas Young


Space Foundation Announces 2014 International Student Art Contest Winners