• Description

As space technology evolves due to increased private- and publicsector investments and due to the accelerated pace of innovation, Perry World House hosted a oneday workshop to discuss the novel challenges and opportunities that have emerged at this  critical point in the "New Space Age." This new age is characterized by a diversity of actors beyond the nation-state— actors that have greater accessibility and fewer barriers  to acquiring a footprint in space. As participant Xavier Pasco of Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique wrote in his workshop contribution, "Space was born from the Cold War and from the promotion of national interests with the prevalence of foreign  policy considerations." The New Space Age has expanded the map to include private  actors and "new technological processes and innovative modes of industrialization and commercial exploitation."

Challenges and Opportunities at the Dawn of the New Space Age