Mark Your Calendars
- Webinar Topic: US Space Force | July 8, 2021, 11:00 AM Eastern Time
- Webinar Topic: To Be Announced | September 23, 2021, 11:00 AM Eastern Time
- Webinar Topic: To Be Announced | October 20, 2021, 11:00 AM Eastern Time
- GSA Summit Event | To Be Announced
Webinar Topic: The Role of Spaceports with FAA’s COMSTAC | May 27, 2021
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Guest speaker, Charity Weeden will discuss the current COMSTAC task on National Spaceport Authority and the previous recommendation for spaceport architecture funding. She will highlight what she sees as the complexity of the situation for both federal and commercial stakeholders. She will offer some ways that spaceports can maintain a robust dialogue with COMSTAC. Ms. Weeden will also be seeking input from GSA Members on how they wish to see spaceports regulated and what issues they would like to see addressed at the state, local and federal (both FAA and Capitol Hill) levels.
Vice President, Global Space Policy
FAA Commercial Space
Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC)
Ms. Charity Weeden is Vice President, Global Space Policy at Astroscale U.S., coordinating and synchronizing Astroscale’s global policy efforts towards spaceflight safety and long-term space sustainability.
Ms. Weeden brings a rich experience as an operator, manager, diplomat and advocate for the space community. Prior to Astroscale, she established a consulting company dedicated to supporting new space companies navigate the U.S. regulatory environment. Ms. Weeden was previously Senior Director of Policy at the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), responsible for advancing U.S. satellite industry interests in government services, regulatory, legislative, defense, export-control and trade. Prior to SIA, Ms. Weeden served as the Canadian Embassy Assistant Attaché for Air and Space Operations, where she facilitated Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) space engagements with the U.S. Government, industry, and the Embassy community. Ms. Weeden is a 23-year veteran of the RCAF, starting her career as a CP-140 (P-3) maritime patrol Air Navigator conducting airborne maritime surveillance operations, followed by assignments as Deputy Sensor Manager for the U.S. Space Surveillance Network at U.S. Air Force Space Command, policy officer at NORAD and USNORTHCOM, and as Flight Support Operations Manager at the Canadian Space Agency.
Ms. Weeden currently serves as Chair, FAA Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), and is a fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and volunteers as a mentor for the Brooke Owens Fellowship.
Charity received her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and a master’s degree in Space Science from the University of North Dakota. She is an alumnus of the International Space University Summer Session Program.
Webinar Topic: Point-to-Point Transportation | April 7, 2021
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Webinar Topic: The Unique Weather Forecasting Needs of Spaceports | February 24, 2021
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