Future Space Lawyers and Students Discuss Space Law and Policy at ASU Bootcamp

Thomas Leyk
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On September 6, 2023, a group of future space lawyers and students, government contractors, and federal employees gathered at Arizona State University’s Barbara Barrett and Sandra Day O’Connor Washington Center for the first-ever Navigating Space Law and Policy Bootcamp. The event was hosted by the Association of Commercial Space Professionals (ACSP), an organization founded by ASU alum Bryce Kennedy.

The bootcamp focused on various aspects of space law and policy, including federal regulators, contracting processes, and lobbying. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the role of telecommunications regulations in space travel and satellite use, among other topics.

Laura Cummings, regulatory affairs counsel for Astroscale U.S., spoke at the bootcamp about the importance of telecommunications regulations in facilitating space travel and enabling satellite operations. Astroscale U.S. is a company that specializes in satellite life-extension and on-orbit services for commercial operators and governments.

The event aimed to educate and equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complex field of space law and policy. It provided a platform for sharing insights and best practices among professionals and aspiring professionals in the industry.

By bringing together experts and enthusiasts in the field, the bootcamp offered a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration. It served as a forum for discussing the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the rapidly evolving field of space law and policy.

Overall, the Navigating Space Law and Policy Bootcamp at ASU was a significant step towards fostering a deeper understanding and engagement within the space law community. It highlighted the importance of addressing legal and regulatory aspects to ensure the responsible and sustainable development of space activities.

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