Task Force On U.S. Space Policy

 


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Who We Are

SGAC’s Task Force on U.S. Space Policy is an American-led team of young professionals and students in the space industry. We envision the sustainable, fair, and cooperative development of outer space to benefit all people on Earth. We aim to further this vision through interactions with U.S. policymakers and the promotion of accessible education. Read more about our mission statement and values  here.

This task force operates under the SGAC Space Law and Policy Project Group. 

Ongoing Activities


Since its founding in January 2021, the SGAC Task Force on U.S. Space Policy has accomplished a tremendous amount. As part of  SGAC’s mission to represent the young space generation, this Task Force has brought students and young space professionals from around the world together and begun the vital task of communicating our vision of a sustainable, fair, and cooperative future in space to U.S. policymakers – something that SGAC has not done at this scope in its 20-year history. After a successful Year 1, The Task Force is proud of its growing reputation and looks forward to evolving in Year 2 to become an increasingly valuable and effective part of SGAC’s policy and advocacy efforts. Read more about our first year of accomplishments here


Educational Meetings: 

The Task Force produces memos and additional resource documents on pressing space policy topics that are shared with policymakers, their staff, and others who may benefit. Members of the Task Force then hold meetings, primarily with staffers in U.S. congressional offices, to raise awareness of the topics and to educate policymakers on their importance. 

 

Webinar Series:

The Task Force hosts webinars with topical experts to discuss solutions to pressing space policy challenges. This Space in 2050 series explores how history has shaped current events and how evolving policies may shape what space exploration endeavors look like in 2050. The Series takes a long-term perspective to better understand the challenges we, the younger generation, will face in the decades to come and what actions should be taken in the present. 

 

Policy Briefs and Resources


 

  Space Debris Mitigation 

       Lead Author – Leah Farrar 

  Additional Resources 

Space Diplomacy

Lead Author – Alyssa Goessler

Additional Resources

  Commercial Partnerships 

Lead Author – Rahim Talibzade

Additional Resources

Space in 2050 Webinar Series


Ep.1 – Space Debris

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Coming Soon: Ep.2 – Space Diplomacy 

Leadership Team


|| Task Force Lead – Maxwell Zhu | Legislative Affairs Lead – Lindsey Wiser | Policy Lead – Maya Nasr ||

|| International Affairs Lead – Rachel Venn | External Affairs Lead – Sunny Narayanan  | Advisers – Kyran Grattan and Giuliana Rotola ||

Join Us – Contact Information


  • Looking for additional policy information? Interested in a partnership?  Email us at [email protected] 

  • Interested in joining us? Join the SGAC Space Law and Policy Group Slack channel here and direct message Maxwell Zhu for more information! No prior experience necessary; if you’re passionate about advocating on behalf of our generation in space, we’d love to have you!

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