State of the Space Industrial Base


“Space Policies for the New Space Age:

Competing on the Final Economic Frontier”

And Webinar Series


“Space Policies for the New Space Age:

Competing on the Final Economic Frontier”

A follow-on report from the May 2020 “State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 Workshop


Hosted by NewSpace New Mexico with Key Participants: U.S. Space Force, Defense Innovation Unit, and Air Force Research Laboratory

(Image used with permission of James Vaughan)

Announcing “Space Policies for the New Space Age: Competing on the Final Economic Frontier” available here, a study on how to transform existing and emerging U.S. space policies, legislation, and strategies into action plans that will ensure U.S. strategic leadership in space for the 2040-2060 timeframe authored by Bruce Cahan (Stanford Lecturer) and Mir Sadat (former White House Official). The report is a continued assessment from the State of the Industrial Base Workshop 2020. Significant findings and recommendations in space policy and finance were developed in the Space Policy & Finance Working Group that are amplified in this report.

Webinar 2: Positioning US Companies to Compete in the Economic Great Game of Space. 

Register Here 

21 January 2021, 1:30PM-3:00PM EST

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Webinar 3: Educating and Retraining Human Talent to Compete in the Economic Great Game of Space. Register Here

(28 January 2021, 1:30PM-3:00PM EST)  

Webinar 4: Innovation is a Critical Capability in Great Power Competition. Register Here 

(4 February 2021, 1:30PM-3:00PM EST)  

Webinar 5: Pragmatic Space Engagements with China for U.S. and its Allies and Key Partners. Register Here

(11 February 2021, 1:30PM-3:00PM EST)

NewSpace New Mexico

United States Space Force

Defense Innovation Unit

Air Force Research Laboratory

Space Conference Develops Solutions to Support and Expand U.S. Leadership in Space

In a first-of-a-kind, collaborative, virtual solutions workshop, NewSpace New Mexico hosted the State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 on May 4-7, that brought together over 150 thought leaders from industry, government and academia to examine both the near-term challenges of COVID-19, and critical actions required to sustain the United States’ long-term economic and military leadership in space.

Leaders from industry, Executive Office of the President, Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, and academia virtually gathered to participate, guide discussion, and develop recommended solutions. Considering the great powers competition shaping the first half of the 21st century, the goal of the workshop was to identify near-, mid-, and long-term actions necessary to determine the space future most favorable to the United States.

“In a difficult time when our nation is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, this virtual workshop attracted speakers from across the country and across all areas of space to develop recommendations critical to the nation’s security,” said Casey DeRaad, CEO of NewSpace New Mexico. “I am proud of the NewSpace New Mexico team for organizing such a productive engagement and grateful to the many space leaders who participated.”

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