IDA Space Forum: Utilizing Commercial Space Capabilities in Government Systems, May 2, 2023

July, 2023
IDA document: D-33537
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Space
Division: System Evaluation Division , Science, Systems and Sustainment Division
Kelsey L. Schoeman, Alexander D. Taylor See more authors

IDA hosted an invite-only forum on government utilization of commercial space capabilities on May 2, 2023. The forum brought together 65 space experts from the U.S. military, civil, academic and commercial sectors and facilitated a robust dialogue regarding how the U.S. government can best utilize commercial space capabilities in government missions and systems. Discussions ranged from identifying challenges space missions face in integrating data, assuring the provenance and accuracy of the data, purchasing commercial services and developing commercial space policies. The forum was held under the Chatham House Rule; as such, this document summarizes the ideas presented across the panelists and participants but does not attribute individual names or organizations to those ideas.