Thu, Oct 1, 2020

Event recap | Space economics: Building sustainable space infrastructure

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Event description

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center hosted an expert panel to discuss the policy implications of the rapid commercialization of space exploration. Where before the only players were large government entities, now private companies regularly launch and maintain infrastructure intended to last years or even decades. The new market dynamics and politics introduced by the private sector’s emergence will reshape a realm where policy, geopolitics, cooperation, and science have always been deeply intertwined. This raises several crucial questions. Who will be allowed to operate in orbit and beyond? Who will be held responsible for the actions of private companies, and what bodies will enforce such accountability? What policy decisions can be made now to shape the economy of space exploration down the road?

Speakers

Reggie Brothers, PhD
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council;
CEO
NuWave Solutions

Peter Cannito
CEO and Chairman
Redwire Space

Joanne Lo, PhD
CEO and Cofounder
Elysian Labs, Inc.

Peter Marquez
Head of Space Policy
Amazon Web Services

Hosted by

David BrayPhD
DirectorGeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Event recap | Global supply chains disrupted: Additive manufacturing, onshoring, and COVID-19

On Wednesday, September 23, the Atlantic Council’s Geotech Center hosted an expert panel about the global uncertainty regarding the future of supply chains resulting from advances in additive manufacturing and compounded by increasing pressures from certain countries, including the United States, to revisit past offshoring decisions and potentially commence government-backed “onshoring” activities for strategic reasons.

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