Monday, November 21, 2022
3:00–5:00 pm HST | 8:00–10:00 pm EST
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Recent years have witnessed a dramatic shift in the center of gravity in space innovation. Once mainly the province of state-related actors, innovation is now increasingly led by commercial space, often in close connection with civil and military space partners. While this is a process already underway in leading space nations, in the Asia-Pacific, momentum in this direction remains mixed. Space industrial bases vary considerably across the region, and so too do the relationships among civil, military and commercial space sectors. Regulatory and institutional patterns also diverge widely, and in some cases, tend to lag developments in advanced space nations.
An audience from around the world joined us on November 21 at 3:00–5:00 pm HST for a dialogue among advanced and emerging Asia-Pacific space nations to exchange perspectives on the current state of space innovation across the region, and the different experiences of developing relationships, institutions and regulatory frameworks to facilitate collaborative space innovation across sectors and players. This webinar began with keynote remarks from a representative from US Space Command, followed by a panel that examines the current state of space innovation across the region, including the rise of commercial actors in the sector and the different experiences of developing relationships, institutions and regulatory frameworks to facilitate collaborative space innovation across sectors and players. Speakers included Malcolm Davis (Australian Strategic Policy Institute), Namrata Goswami (Independent Senior Analyst), Kristi Govella (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Ron Lopez (Astroscale), Jesse Morehouse (US Space Command) Alfred Oehlers (Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies), Crystal Pryor (Pacific Forum), and Sam Wilson (The Aerospace Corporation)
This webinar was an official side event of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum annual meeting. It is co-organized by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Pacific Forum.