March 21, 2023 (Mountain View, CA): The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), the United States Space Force (USSF), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) just released the dates and locations for the 2023 State of the Space Industrial Base hybrid workshops. This is the fifth annual installment of the conference series, and follow-on annual report, that assesses progress and solutions supporting the Space industrial base. This year’s theme is “Building an Enduring Advantage for Economic Prosperity and National Security.”
The recommendations of the annual report aim to provide insights and feedback to the Administration, the National Space Council, senior policymakers across the executive departments, Congress, and the venture capital and private investor communities, as well as the broader commercial space ecosystem.
Due to overwhelming interest in past years and growth in the industry, the team is expanding this year’s efforts to three additional locations around the country focusing on key areas with in-person and virtual (online) participation dates and options:
Seattle, Washington - Hybrid Space Architecture and Advanced Energy & Propulsion Workshop, hosted by Space Northwest on April 4-5, 2023
Cape Canaveral, FL - Commercial Launch Sector Working Group, hosted by Space Florida on May 2-3, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Sustainability, Policy & Finance, Workforce & STEM, In-space Servicing, Assembly & Manufacturing and Space Domain Awareness & Traffic Management, Main Conference and Workshop, hosted by NewSpace New Mexico on May 15-18, 2023
Mountain View, CA Remote Sensing & Advanced Analytics, hosted by DIU on June 13-14, 2023
As a dynamic hybrid workshop event, participants will assess U.S. progress made over the past year, and recommend how best to nurture and grow a healthy space industrial base and national security innovation base. The government groups are working with industry space organizations: NewSpace New Mexico, Space Florida and Space Northwest. Visit the event webpage to register and get updates on keynote speakers.
Past SSIB reports:
The report represents the collective voice of ~350 industry experts who gathered at the annual State of the Space Industrial Base workshops and conferences to provide inputs and recommendations to nurture and grow a healthy space industrial base and national security innovation base. The recommendations aim to provide counsel to the Administration, National Space Council, senior policymakers across the executive departments, Congress, the venture capital (VC) and investor community, and the broader commercial space ecosystem.
The annual State of the Space Industrial Base workshops and conferences are hosted by industry space organizations and with key government organizations, Defense Innovation Unit, United States Space Force, and Air Force Research Laboratory. Critical actions and recommendations outlined from the working group sessions are summarized in an annual report authored by the key participants, offering a framework for operationalizing solutions and accelerating progress year-over-year.