The Race for Space: Property Rights in Satellite Spectrum

Technology Policy Institute

Monday, February 12, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:15pm
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Virtual Event

Satellite spectrum usage is governed largely by legacy frameworks that may not be appropriate given increased deployments and use of satellite connections. What new developments from WRC-23 affect satellite policy going forward? The FCC’s Space Bureau, other federal agencies and international bodies, have levers to speed up or slow down innovation in space. What is the state of policy in satellite spectrum, can there be more flexibility or is command and control inevitable?

  • David Goldman, Director of Satellite Policy, SpaceX
  • Kalpak Gude, Head of Domestic Regulatory Affairs, Project Kuiper
  • Whitney Lohmeyer, Chief Technologist, FCC Space Bureau and Assistant Professor of Engineering, Olin College of Engineering
  • Edgar Rivas, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Sen. John Hickenlooper
  • Sarah Oh Lam (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Fireside Chat With Christopher Yoo on Space Innovation

11:30 am - 12:15 pm ET

Zoom Webinar:

The fireside chat will navigate the frontiers of space policy, exploring the pivotal legal and economic frameworks that will shape our celestial future. It will discuss the need for robust research and a strategic policy vision as we see unprecedented competition, innovation, and possibly even congestion in orbit.

  • Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
  • Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute