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Media Advisory: 2017 Space Situational Awareness Symposium

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WHAT: An orbiting junk yard of space debris has become a growing global problem that threatens the operations and safety of not only the International Space Station but the future of space travel itself. America’s foremost aerospace industry and military leaders will explore how the latest Space Situational Awareness (SSA) capabilities can contribute to science, commerce and security. Topics include:

  • Global and U.S. security challenges as the vastness of space becomes more cluttered, competitive and contentious
  • Technological innovations, economic opportunities and risks facing civilian and commercial space transportation
  • Strategies for aligning U.S. space policy across the civil, commercial and national defense sectors

WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST (program) 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST (reception)

WHO:

  • Maj. Gen. Roger W. Teague ? Director, Space Programs, Office of the Asst. Secretary for Acquisition, U.S. Department of Defense?Keynote Speaker
  • Lt. Col. Jeremy Raley, Program Manager, DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO), U.S. Air Force
  • Richard Buenneke ? Senior Advisor for National Security Space Policy, Office of Emerging Security Challenges, U.S. Department of State
  • Thomas Cooley ? Senior Scientist for Space Situational Awareness, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Douglas Hendrix ? CEO and co-founder, Exoanalytic Solutions, Inc.
  • George Nield, Assoc. Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Lauri Newman, Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis Manager, Goddard Spaceflight Center, NASA
  • Stacie Williams, Program Officer, Remote Sensing and Imaging Physics Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • T.S. Kelso, Senior Research Astrodynamicist, Center for Space Standards And Innovation, Analytical Graphics Inc.
  • Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation
  • Jeff Isaacson, President and CEO ? Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
  • Scott Pace, Director ? Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

WHERE: Capitol Hill Holiday Inn 550 C Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 Metro: L’Enfant Plaza station (Blue, Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow lines)

PRE-REGISTRATION & MEDIA CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: All media must register for a badge to attend Symposium sessions and the reception. Reporters, producers and photojournalists with valid media credentials are encouraged to register via email with their name, news affiliation, title and phone number to Suraiya Farukhi (sfarukhi@usra.edu; (410) 740-6224) by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 28. All requests received after this deadline will be handled onsite at the symposium on Thursday, March 30. Both pre-event and on-site registrants will be asked to provide a business card, press pass or equivalent identification at the media registration desk.

MULTIMEDIA: All sessions may be video- or audio-recorded by credentialed media, provided Symposium proceedings are not disrupted. All photographers and videographers will be escorted by a USRA or SPI staff member to designated areas on-site. A mult-box will also be provided.

INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be conducted after all sessions conclude and at the speakers’ individual discretion

/PRNewswire-USNewswire — March 24, 2017/

SOURCE Universities Space Research Association

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