Leading, Innovating, and Growing the Global Space Economy 

State of the Space Industrial Base 2020-Report

In May 2020, NewSpace New Mexico hosted the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Defense Innovation Unit, the U.S. Space Force, and more than 120 experts from across government, industry, and academia for a four-day conference to discuss a comprehensive unified civil, commercial, and national security space strategy.  The workshop resulted in “State of the Space Industrial Base Report 2020,” detailing findings and recommendations from the workshop. A prior report was released in 2019.
Panel 1 (11am): Report Findings and Recommendations: Brig Gen Steve Butow, Defense Innovation Unit; Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory; Casey DeRaad, New Space New Mexico; Col Eric Felt, Air Force Research Laboratory; and Dr. Joel Mozer, U.S. Space Force
Moderated by: Kaitlyn Johnson, Aerospace Security Project
Panel 2 (12pm): Panel Discussion:
Therese Jones, Satellite Industry Association; Bhavya Lal, Institute for Defense Analysis; Science and Technology Policy Institute; and Mandy Vaughn, VOX Space
Moderated by: Todd Harrison, Aerospace Security Project



New Mexico personifies the essential spirit of the aerospace revolution – from our world-class commercial Spaceport with over 6,000 square miles of protected airspace to the dozens of cutting-edge tech companies who are tackling some of the universe’s greatest challenges. New Mexico’s intellectual capital and access to key federal resources are second to none.


From Fortune 500 industry powerhouses and the very best government-funded science, engineering and research laboratories to our expansive military installations, research, testing & evaluation capabilities and energized young start-ups, New Mexicans are changing the very destiny of our future in space. 


The global space economy is estimated to grow over 800% in the next 20 years. NewSpace New Mexico is here to attract, foster and promote the technological and economic advancement of the space industry in New Mexico. New Mexico has always been a gateway to new frontiers – guided by grit, resourcefulness, and the brilliant night-sky that captures our aspirations.

New Opportunities | New Entrepreneurial Spirit | New Frontiers

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Founding Sponsors 

New Mexico Gas Company
Agenda Global
Virgin Galactic
Jacobs Engineering
Bernalillo County
City of Albuquerque

Founding Customers

Space RCO
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