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Space report: Global revenue $314.7 billion

The Space Symposium’s opening ceremony Monday night was coupled with the release of the Space Foundation’s “Space Report 2014: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity.” Compiled from research by public and private entities, the report provides an analysis of positive trends. According to the report, the global space economy grew during 2013 to revenues… Continue Reading Space report: Global revenue $314.7 billion

A group of advisors and space program experts gathered Tuesday to discuss legislation and policy flowing from the nation’s capital during the Space Symposium’s “A View from Washington” panel at The Broadmoor. Much of the discussion surrounded the future of commercial space programs, including private-sector satellites and rockets used to transport cargo, as well as… Continue Reading Panel: Private sector has solid position in space enterprises

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Three decades later…Space Symposium maintains its prominent status among the industry’s biggest events

With an estimated $30 million impact on the local economy, the 30th annual Space Symposium is the largest event of its kind — both in Colorado Springs and across the aerospace universe. “This is the place to go — it is the event in the industry,” said Andy Merritt, chief defense industry officer for the… Continue Reading Three decades later…Space Symposium maintains its prominent status among the industry’s biggest events

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Symposium offers forum for export policies

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In the first public discussion of new federal satellite export policies, industry experts and government officials expressed optimism about the long-awaited reforms and their potential impact on the space-based economy. The Satellite Export Controls Workshop took place Monday afternoon at The Broadmoor during the 30th annual Space Symposium, addressing the revised rules of the 1999… Continue Reading Symposium offers forum for export policies

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A group of advisors and space program experts gathered Tuesday to discuss legislation and policy flowing from the nation’s capital during the Space Symposium’s “A View from Washington” panel at The Broadmoor. Much of the discussion surrounded the future of commercial space programs, including private-sector satellites and rockets used to transport cargo, as well as… Continue Reading Private sector has solid position in space business

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Space Symposium brings space corporations together

With an estimated $30 million impact on the local economy, the 30th annual Space Symposium is the largest event of its kind — both in Colorado Springs and across the aerospace universe. “This is the place to go — it is the event in the industry,” said Andy Merritt, chief defense industry officer for the… Continue Reading Space Symposium brings space corporations together

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Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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The government’s ban on non-essential travel not only is harming international collaboration and local economies around the nation, many claim it’s hurting scientific progress as well. And it has led an unlikely group in Colorado Springs to pledge to work for a more diverse local economy. This time, it’s the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  … Continue Reading Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

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Space Symposium rises to a global event

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We just concluded the Space Foundation’s 29th National Space Symposium and, despite a very difficult ramp-up, it was successful beyond our imagination. I’ll run through just a few themes that emerged during the week: U.S. government challenges: First, the Space Symposium underscored that, as a nation, we need to resolve our budget disputes and delays… Continue Reading Space Symposium rises to a global event

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UAV market should take off by 2015

When most people think about unmanned aerial vehicles, they think of a Predator drone, sneaking up on some unsuspecting terrorist in a dusty faraway country. But there are other kinds of UAVs, and they are quickly finding their way into domestic airspace — doing tasks such as mapping, crop-dusting, providing surveillance for law enforcement and… Continue Reading UAV market should take off by 2015

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Defense companies have backup battle plan

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While the military is struggling with sequestration constraints, defense companies are confident they’ll survive the current and future budget cuts. The key, those companies say, is to be agile and offer a broad array of services and to provide innovation at low cost. “This is a budget cycle. It’s just another budget cycle for us.… Continue Reading Defense companies have backup battle plan

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