Secure World Foundation Joins Space Safety Coalition

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (SSC PR) — Secure World Foundation has joined the Space Safety Coalition (SSC), a first-of-its-kind global ad hoc coalition dedicated to developing and maintaining a set of “living” space safety best practices.  The new coalition comprises space operators, space industry associations and space industry stakeholders that want to lead by example, actively promoting responsible space safety through the voluntary adoption of relevant international standards, guidelines, and practices, and the development of more effective space safety guidelines and best practices.

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Secure World Foundation Joins Working Group on Use of Space Resources

secure_worldBROOMFIELD, Colo. (SWF) — Secure World Foundation (SWF) will play a leading role in a working group seeking to develop policy “building blocks” for the development and use of space resources.

SWF will join with the University of Leiden’s Institute of Air and Space Law to support an international effort to clarify rights and obligations in the emerging space-mining industry.

“Space mining is inspiring both intense interest and intense debate,” said SWF Executive Director, Michael Simpson. “Our goal is to identify common ground so that governments can know how to respond and investors and entrepreneurs can know what to expect.”

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ISPCS Closing Speaker: Michael Simpson of Secure World Foundation

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Michael Simpson

ISPCS Closing Remarks
Michael Simpson
Executive Director, Secure World Foundation

In closing keynote, Michael Simpson says NewSpace industry has matured over last 8 years, more willing to work with gov’t and others. (Jeff Foust ‏@jeff_foust)

SIMPSON: Don’t restrict innovation to engineering. (Alan Ladwig ‏@SpaceArtAl )

Simpson: Don’t confine innovation to engineering. Great ideas are in business, policy, and other fields. (Suzi Gordon ‏@suzigordon)

Simpson: Any place worth getting to in space is going to come faster if we make use of synergies (ISPCS ‏@ISPCS)

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This Week on The Space Show

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This week on The Space Show with David Livingston:

1. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): No show today as I am at the AIAA Space 2013 Conference in San Diego..

2. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PDT (10-11:30 PM EDT, 9-10:30 PM CDT): No show today as I am at the AIAA Space 2013 Conference in San Diego.

3. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT): Taped interviews from AIAA Space 2013. When you see the program on the archives for the website and blog, the program is ready for your play and enjoyment.

4. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PDT (3-4:30 PM EDT, 2-3:30 PM CDT). Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation is with us regarding his recent Space Review article re the Space Fence. See www.thespacereview.com/article/2357/1.











This Week on The Space Show


This week on The Space Show with David Livingston….

1. Monday, Dec.3, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST, 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome back Futron’s DAVID VACCARO and JONATHAN BELAND to discuss the Futron 2012 Space Competitive Report. The Executive Summary is a free download from here: www.futron.com/sci_exe_summary_download_form.xml.

2. Tuesday, December 4 , 2012, 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): We welcome back DR. MARTIN SCHWAB to discuss his new certificate courses for Kepler Space Institute Online/Kepler Space University. He has developed KSU 715, Celestial Leadership: Advancing Humans beyond Low Earth Orbit and co-developed with Robert Frantz, President of Kepler Space University, KSU 200, Critical Thinking: Alternative Energies – Traditional Economics.

3. Friday December 7, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PST (11:30- 1 PM CST, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EST): We welcome back DR. BOB BRODSKY regarding his new book “Catch a Rocket Plane: More Tales from the Cutting Edge, and Beyond.”

4. Sunday, December 9, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST). We welcome back DR. MICHAEL SIMPSON AND LANGDON MORRIS to discuss specific chapters & the book in general, “International Cooperation For The Development of Space.” This is the latest book published by the Aerospace Technology Working Group (ATWG). Mr. Morris is one of the book’s editors and Dr. Simpson, Executive Director of the SWF, authored Chapter 2 in Part 1, “Broadening the Base: Cooperation As A Springboard For New Participants In the Space Sector.”











The Space Show Schedule


This week on The Space Show with David Livingston….

1. Monday, August 13, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): NO SHOW TODAY AS I AM AT THE SMALSAT CONFERENCE.

2. Tuesday, August 14, 2012, :2-3:30 PM PDT (5-6:30 PM EDT, 4-5:30 PM CDT): NO SHOW TODAY AS I AM AT THE SMALLSAT CONFERENCE.

3. Friday, August 17, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (11:30- 1 PM CDT, 12:30PM-2:00 PM EDT) : This program will consist of recorded interviews from the SMALLSAT CONFERENCE. When you see the program archived on the website and blog, it is ready for play.

4. Sunday, August 19, 2012, 1-3 PM PDT (4-6 PM EDT, 3-5 PM CDT). This is a Secure World Foundation-Space Show sponsored webinar discussing the on orbit servicing of satellites and debris mitigation efforts. Our special webinar guests include BRIAN WEEDEN OF SWF, RICHARD DALBELLO who is Vice President for Government Relations at Intelsat., and Major General, USAF (Retired) JAMES ARMOR who is Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for ATK Spacecraft Systems & Services, You can hear the audio of this program as you do any Space Show program. To watch the live stream, we will be using our private UStream channel: www.ustream.tv/channel/the-space-show. For Livestream, use











Groups Make Progress on Protecting Earth From Asteroids

From top to bottom, pictured (not to scale) are the moon, Venus, and an asteroid.

SWF PR — A workshop has brought together leading representatives from space agencies and international experts to discuss key issues related to global response and cooperation in the event of a Near Earth Object (NEO) impact threat to Earth.

The gathering of specialists took place August 25-26 in Pasadena, California. The meeting was co-organized and co-sponsored by Action Team-14, part of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, Secure World Foundation (SWF), and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) that represents over 350 individuals from 35 nations who have flown in space.

The supporting agency host of the meeting was the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Near Earth Object Observations Program Office.

This recent workshop is a follow-up to previous meetings that took place last year in Mexico City to discuss a NEO Information, Analysis, and Warning Network (IAWN) and in Darmstadt, Germany to confer about a NEO Mission Planning and Operations Group, or MPOG, to plan, organize, and conduct any necessary missions to threatening asteroids.

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Michael Simpson to Leave ISU for Secure World Foundation

SWF PR — Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Simpson will join the staff of the Foundation, taking on the position of Senior Program Officer.

Simpson comes to the Secure World Foundation after serving more than seven years as President of the International Space University (ISU), based in Strasbourg, France.

“I am delighted to be joining the Secure World Foundation team,” Simpson said. “The human experience of space will be so much better in an environment of peaceful and sustainable access, and no one is more committed to making this possible than the Foundation.”

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SWF Sees Orbital Debris, Killer Asteroids as Key Issues for 2011

SWF PRESS RELEASE

There are outstanding issues in the coming year that deserve increased attention in terms of global outer space activities – from tackling the growing problem of orbital space debris, enhancing Earth security via satellite data, protecting our planet from Near Earth Objects, and assuring a sustainable space environment for all nations to improve their well-being.

“Space isn’t the ‘new frontier’ any more. It’s an integral part of our daily existence,” said Cynda Collins Arsenault, President and co-founder of Secure World Foundation (SWF).

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Iran Becoming a Space Power

SWF PRESS RELEASE

With the success of a domestically-built and -launched satellite in February 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran became the first Islamic nation and the ninth nation overall to launch its own payload into orbit.

Since that launch, Iran has expanded its activities in space, reporting that it has committed significant funds to its space program, announcing new satellite and rocket plans, as well as promising to put a man in orbit by 2025.

Secure World Foundation (SWF) has issued an Iranian Space Launch Capabilities Fact Sheet with Tiffany Chow as its main author from SWF’s Washington, D.C. office.

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Analysis: U.S. National Space Policy Depends Upon Execution, Transparency

SWF PRESS RELEASE
Sept. 30, 2010

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a new analysis of President Barack Obama’s National Space Policy (NSP).

The new NSP released in June is a White House directive that provides broad guidance on how the United States intends to conduct activities in outer space.

This review — The 2010 Obama Space Policy: Sustainability, International Engagement and Stability in Space — has been authored by Victoria Samson, Director of the Secure World Foundation’s Washington, D.C. Office.

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Secure World Foundation Tackled Space Debris, Policy Issues During IAC

SWF PRESS RELEASE

Nearly 3,000 experts from around the globe met at the 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) to discuss every facet of 21st century space activity.

Held in Prague, Czech Republic from September 27-October 1, the meeting’s theme was “Space for human benefit and exploration” with Secure World Foundation (SWF) taking a leading role in furthering the dialogue on a wide-range of space issues.

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Secure World Foundation Explores Sustainable Space

Computer generated image showing the debris cloud around Earth.
Computer generated image showing the debris cloud around Earth.

SECURE WORLD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE

How best to cope with the rising tide of orbital space debris? What international rules of behavior are required for safe operations in space? Can there be a sustainable space environment for world-wide space activities?

These and other issues are to be addressed in a special panel discussion on “Achieving a Sustainable Space Environment for Future Space Activities.”

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Briefing Keeps Staffers Informed on Space Weapons

SPACE FOUNDATION PRESS UPDATE

The Space Foundation and the Secure World Foundation co-hosted a standing-room-only policy briefing on space weapons earlier this week in Washington, D.C.

The audience comprised primarily congressional staff, representing the House and the Senate at both an office and a committee level. Other attendees included representatives from a number of major aerospace companies.

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Secure World Says: Act Now to Deal with Space Debris

Computer generated image showing the debris cloud around Earth.
Computer generated image showing the debris cloud around Earth.

SECURE WORLD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE

Now is the time to reduce the threat to both human spaceflight and satellites from destructive space debris.

That viewpoint emerged from a major gathering of space experts at the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Space Debris, held May 7-9 at the Faculty of Law, McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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