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Commercial Space Environmental Monitoring

Satellite monitoring of Earth’s environment provides a unique global data set and view of major climatic events and trends offering opportunities for commercial applications.

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So, Let's Talk About It: The NASA Resources Gap

Norm Augustine, Source: AP How can we lower costs for access to space, create a real space economy, and produce jobs for the future?  Let's talk about it. 

The French-California Connection – Innovation Clusters!

Franco-American Cooperation, Source: TBD The French government recently established several regional economic development clusters, one being the Aerospace Valley in SE France. It includes a wide range of enterprises, government R&D facilities, universities and research institutes broadly related to aerospace and often-associated “green technologies”. A large French delegation, hosted by the California Space Authority, came to California to discuss potential collaborations and tour relevant organizations and facilities across the State. Significant follow-on activities are proposed.

"Planetary Skin" & Commercial Space: Shared Opportunities & Challenges

cisco inc logo The new public-private R&D collaboration between Cisco and NASA called “Planetary Skin”, and the emerging commercial space community share some similar challenges. They both confront major technical hurdles as they pursue their goals and also share major people and organizational challenges and the need to develop strong stakeholder communities, with good public support.

Lessons from Turkey for Global Commercial Space

 Us and Turkey presidents I was a presenter/panelist for a Turkish-American Business Conference on facilitation of bi-lateral business development, and profiled a joint CubeSat project ready for launch. Turkey wants to expand its capabilities in science, technology and innovation to produce new high-tech products. Options were identified to support bi-lateral collaboration relevant to commercial space.

Deepening Democracy and Space Policy 2.0

 kathleen connell A “perfect storm” of emerging trends with new constituents must converge as a “tipping point” in order to increase the civil space funding wedge. This synopsis explores three emerging structural shifts and how they could intersect to help create a consensus to provide more funds for innovative civil and commercial space initiatives. This revitalization of NASA is essential for developing and sustaining the space enterprise for the 21st century.

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