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Space Systems White Papers

Space Competitiveness Paper

To become the commercial space leader, we must acknowledge the next generation of space innovation is being driven by the global commercial space environment. Just as our nation did after initial Soviet successes, we must set the pace in space by out-innovating and out-competing the global competition. We must also be prepared to work with […]

Global Positioning System Modernization

According to a 2011 economic study, 3.3 million U.S. jobs and $96 billion in annual direct economic benefits are attributable to the Global Positioning System (GPS).  Truly, GPS has become an integral part of the fabric of our civil, commercial, and military daily operations and its current and future sustainability is essential to our nation.

Commercial Space Competitiveness – Strategy for the 21st Century

To become the commercial space leader, we must acknowledge the next generation of space innovation is being driven by the global commercial space environment. Just as our nation did after initial Soviet successes, we must set the pace in space by out-innovating and out-competing the global competition. We must also be prepared to work with […]

Spectrum: An important enabling element for commercial space activities

Electromagnetic Spectrum Use Supports a Vibrant Commercial U.S. Space Economy Reliable and interference-free access to electromagnetic spectrum has enabled a robust array of American commercial space activities for more than fifty years. Today, American commercial space activities are valued at nearly $90 billion and support more than 200,000 direct private sector jobs in the satellite […]

Restructuring Commercial Space Regulation

Commercial space has been an enabler for U.S. leadership in technology innovation and, given the right regulatory framework, it has the potential to enable significant future economic growth.

Increasing Space Threats Require a Robust U.S. Response

From weather forecasts to ATMs, GPS to stock markets, agriculture to national security, we depend on satellites for civil, economic, and national security needs. As our reliance on satellite systems grows, unfortunately, the ability for them to be interfered with also grows. We are laying out a number of recommendations that we believe are necessary to respond […]