Commercial Space Stations in LEO: Preparing for the Future

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Where: Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

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On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, the Secure World Foundation and the Alliance for Space Development (ASD) hosted a luncheon panel discussion from 12:30pm to 2:00pm on  “Commercial Space Stations in LEO: Preparing for the Future” in Washington, DC.

Like many other sectors of space activities that were once "government only," the notion of privately owned and operated space stations is no longer science fiction. Within the next decade, it is likely we will have a scenario where there are multiple commercial and government space stations on orbit, with a mix of multiple government and private customers and a mix of government and commercial transportation services going back and forth. Such a scenario holds both incredible opportunity and a number of significant challenges to resolve.

This panel discussion brought together experts from civil society, industry, and the U.S. government to discuss what this future may look like, and what economic, policy, and regulatory challenges need to be overcome along the way. 

For further information, please contact SWF Project Manager Ian Christensen

Moderator: Mr. Ian Christensen, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation


  • Mr. Charles Miller, President, NextGen Space, LLC
  • Mr. Mike Gold, Director, DC Operations and Business Growth, Bigelow Aerospace
  • Ms. Carissa Christensen, Managing Partner, The Tauri Group
  • Mr. Steph Earle, Office of Commercial Spaceflight, Federal Aviation Administration 

Event Materials:

An audio recording of the panel can be downloaded here.

For speaker bios, please click here.

Ms. Carissa Christensen's presentation.

Mr. Mike Gold's presentation.


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