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WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 — Sumara Thompson-King, the newly named general counsel for NASA, will be the keynote speaker at the American Bar Association’s Space Law: Current and Future Issues Conference at 8:30 a.m. on June 10 at Jones Day in Washington, D.C.
Thompson-King’s remarks will center on working with NASA through contracts, coordination and collaboration.
Leading space law experts will explore a wide range of issues relating to satellite communications, launch capabilities, spaceports and property rights.
Space Law: Current and Future Issues Conference
Sponsored by the Forum on Air and Space Law
51 Louisiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Conference highlights include:
“Property Rights and Space: Intellectual, Real, Data” — In this program, panelists will address some of the most current events involving property rights on celestial bodies and commercial space activities. 9 – 10:15 a.m.
“Interference Issues and the Intentional Jamming of Satellite Signals” — This program will evaluate legal and political issues surrounding intentional satellite jamming including whether it should be criminalized and the appropriate tasks of national defense agencies.
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
“Launch Vehicle Contracts and Issues” — With the growth of the commercial satellite launch industry, panelists will discuss licensing, export credit and updates on the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program.
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“Spaceports” — Panelists will discuss the latest regulatory issues affecting commercial spaceports.
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
A complete agenda can be found online.
This event is free for members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.
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