State of the Space Industrial Base 2020

Virtual Solutions Workshop

Report Release Event – 28 July 2020

 

Critical Action to Sustain US Economic & Military Leadership in Space

The State of the Space Industrial Base 2020 Workshop was held 4-7 May 2020, Hosted by NewSpace New Mexico with Key Participants: U.S. Space Force, Defense Innovation Unit, and Air Force Research Laboratory

 

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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State of the Space Industrial Base 2020
Virtual Solutions Workshop
Agenda
Mountain Daylight Time

Day 1 – May 4, 2020

0745 – 0800 Workshop Start-Up: Administrative

0800 – 0810 Welcome

                    Ms. Casey Anglada DeRaad, NewSpace New Mexico

0810 – 0910 Introduction Panel – Motivation, Goals, Structure and Products

                     Panel Chair: Col. Eric Felt, Air Force Research Laboratory `

                     Panel Speakers:

                     Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

                     Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Dr. Joel Mozer, US Space Force

                     Col. Curtis Hernandez, National Space Council

0910 – 0930 Summary of Past Studies and Reports

                     Dr. David Hardy, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

0930 – 1030 Space Information Services Overview Panel

                     Panel Chair: Dr. Peter Wegner, Spaceflight Industries

                     Panel Speakers:

                     Dr. Jeremy Banik, National Reconnaissance Office

                     John Serafini, HE360

                     Payam Banazadeh, Capella

                     Robbie Schingler, Planet

1030 – 1045 Discussion

1045 – 1130 Space Transportation & Logistics Overview Panel

                    Panel Chair: Gordon Roesler, Riverside Research supporting Defense Innovation Unit

                    Gary Henry, SpaceX

                    Brett Alexander, Blue Origin

                    Lars Hoffman, Rocket Lab USA

                    Bernard Kutter, United Launch Alliance

                   Carol Welsch, Northrop Grumman

                   Mandy Vaughn, Vox Space

                   Chris Kemp, Astra

1130 – 1145 Discussion

1145 – 1215 Space Power Overview Panel

                     Panel Chair: Peter Garretson, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

                     James Winter, Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Patrick McClure, Los Alamos30 Research Laboratory

                     Jay Penn, Aerospace

                     Brad Clevenger, SolAero Technologies

                     John Mankins, Mankin Space Tech

                     Paul Jaffe, Navy Research Laboratory

1215 – 1230 Discussion

1230 – 1245 Working Groups Overview and Objectives

                     Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

1245 – 1330 Lunch Break

1330 – 1500 Working Groups Breakout Session: Current State of the Space Industrial Base

                     Working Group 1: Space Information Services

                     Chair: Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Co-chair: Dr. Peter Wegner, Spaceflight Industries

                     Working Group 2: Space Transportation & Logistics

                     Chair: Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

                     Co-chair: Gordon Roesler, Riverside Research supporting Defense Innovation Unit

                     Working Group 3: Space Power

                     Chair: Peter Garretson, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Co-chair: Dr. David Hardy, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

1500 – 1530 Break

1530 – 1700 Working Groups Breakout Session: Key Milestones and Challenges

                     Working Group 1: Space Information Services

                     Chair: Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Co-chair: Dr. Peter Wegner, Spaceflight Industries

                     Working Group 2: Space Transportation & Logistics

                     Chair: Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

                     Co-chair: Gordon Roesler, Riverside Research supporting Defense Innovation Unit

                     Working Group 3: Space Power

                     Chair: Peter Garretson, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Co-chair: Dr. David Hardy, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

Day 2 – May 5, 2020

0815-0830 Workshop Start-Up: Administrative

0830 – 0900 Human Presence Overview Panel

                     Panel Chair: Mike Suffredini, Axiom

                     Panel Speakers:

                     Mike Moses, Virgin Galactic

                     Marybeth Edeen, NASA Johnson Space Center

                     Rick Tumlinson Earthlight Foundation

                     Dr. Stephen Robinson, UC-Davis (former Astronaut)

0900 – 0915 Discussion

0915 – 0945 Space Manufacturing & Resource Extraction Overview Panel

                    Panel Chair: Bruce Pittman, NASA Space Portal/NSS

                    Panel Speakers:

                    Dennis Wingo, SkyCorp

                    Elliott Carol, Lunar Resources

                    Joel Sercel, TransAstra

0945 – 1000 Discussion

1000 – 1030 NASA Presentation

                     Doug Loverro, Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA

1030 – 1115 Space Policy & Finance Overview Panel

                    Panel Chair: Steve Nixon, SmallSat Alliance

                    Panel Speakers:

                    Steve Kitay, Office of Secretary of Defense, Space Policy

                    Kathy Trimble, Council on Competitiveness

                    Mir Sadat, Defense Intelligence Agency

                    Kevin O’Connell, Department of Commerce

                    Pav Singh, Defense Innovation Unit

                    Mr. Bruce Cahan, Urban Logic

1115 – 1130 Discussion

1130 – 1145 Working Groups Overview and Objectives

                    Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

1145 – 1230 Lunch break

1230 – 1400 Working Groups Breakout Session: Current State of the Space Industrial Base

                    Working Group 4: Human Presence in Space

                    Chair: Bruce Pittman, NASA Space Portal/NSS

                    Co-chair: Rick Tumlinson

                    Working Group 5: Space Manufacturing & Resource Extraction

                    Chair: Dr. Joel Mozer, US Space Force

                    Co-chair: Dr. Michele Gaudreault, US Space Force

                    Working Group 6: Space Policy & Finance

                    Chair: Mir Sadat, Defense Intelligence Agency

                    Co-chair: Pav Singh, Defense Innovation Unit

1400 – 1430 Break

1430 – 1600 Working Groups Breakout Session: Key Milestones and Challenges

                     Working Group 4: Human Presence in Space

                     Chair: Bruce Pittman, NASA Space Portal/NSS

                     Co-chair: Rick Tumlinson

                     Working Group 5: Space Manufacturing & Resource Extraction

                     Chair: Dr. Joel Mozer, US Space Force

                     Co-chair: Dr. Michele Gaudreault, US Space Force

                    Working Group 6: Space Policy & Finance

                    Chair: Mir Sadat, Defense Intelligence Agency

                    Co-chair: Pav Singh, Defense Innovation Unit

Day 3 – May 6, 2020

0745 – 0800 Workshop Start-Up: Administrative

0800 – 0900 Plenary Session – Status Reports from Working Groups

                     Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

                     Peter Garretson, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

                     Bruce Pittman, NASA Space Portal/NSS

                     Dr. Joel Mozer, US Space Force

                     Mir Sadat, Defense Intelligence Agency

0900 – 1030 Working Groups Breakout Sessions: Near-Term Recommendations

                    All six working groups in parallel

                   Working Group 1: Space Information Services

                   Chair: Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory

                   Co-chair: Dr. Peter Wegner, Spaceflight Industries

                   Working Group 2: Space Transportation & Logistics

                   Chair: Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

                   Co-chair: Gordon Roesler, Riverside Research supporting Defense Innovation Unit

                  Working Group 3: Space Power

                  Chair: Peter Garretson, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

                  Co-chair: Dr. David Hardy, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

                  Working Group 4: Human Presence in Space

                  Chair: Bruce Pittman, NASA Space Portal/NSS

                  Co-chair: Rick Tumlinson

                  Working Group 5: Space Manufacturing & Resource Extraction

                  Chair: Dr. Joel Mozer, US Space Force

                  Co-chair: Dr. Michele Gaudreault, US Space Force

                  Working Group 6: Space Policy & Finance

                  Chair: Mir Sadat, Defense Intelligence Agency

                  Co-chair: Pav Singh, Defense Innovation Unit

1030 – 1045 Break

1045 – 1215 Working Groups Breakout Sessions: Long-Term Recommendations

                     All six working groups in parallel

1215 – 1300 Lunch Break

1300 – 1430 Working Groups Breakout Sessions: Key Findings and Recommendations

                     All six working groups in parallel

Day 4 – May 7, 2020

0745 – 0800  Administrative & Welcome

0800 – 0915   Working Groups Key Findings and Recommendations

                         Space Information Systems: Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory

                         Space Transportation & Logistics: Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

                         Space Power: Peter Garretson, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory               

0915 – 0930   Break

0930 – 1045   Working Groups Key Findings and Recommendations continued

Human Presence: Bruce Pittman, NASA Space Portal/NSS

                         Space Manufacturing & Resources Extraction: Dr. Joel Mozer, US Space Force

                         Space Policy & Finance: Mir Sadat, Defense Intelligence Agency

1045 – 1100     Break

1100 – 1215      Roundtable on Key Findings and Recommendations with Workgroup Leads – Moderated by Col Eric Felt, Air Force Research Laboratory

                         Dr. Tom Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory

                         Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Defense Innovation Unit

                         Peter Garretson, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

                         Bruce Pittman, NASA Space Portal/NSS

                         Dr. Joel Mozer, US Space Force

                         Mir Sadat, Defense Intelligence Agency

1215 – 1245      Summary: 2020 Report

                        Dr. David Hardy, Apogee supporting Air Force Research Laboratory

1245 – 1300    Closing Remarks

                        Casey Anglada DeRaad, Joel Mozer, Brig Gen. Bucky Butow, Col. Eric Felt, Tom Cooley, Peter Wegner

1300                End of Workshop

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