STATE OF THE SPACE INDUSTRIAL BASE
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.”
Workshop Terms of Reference:
- State of the Space Industrial Base: Threats, Challenges and Actions: A Workshop to Address Challenges and Threats to the U.S.
- Space Industrial Base and Space Dominance, 30 May 2019 The Future of Space 2060 & Implications for Strategy: Report on the Space Futures Workshop, 5 Sep 2019
- Space Commodities in Service of National Security. B. Cahan and T. Locke, 15 Sep 2018
- China’s Ambitions in Space – Contesting the Final Frontier. 2019 Report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission, November 2019.