2020 State of the Space Industrial Base Workshop

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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