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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Signs Declaration of Intent with French Space Agency

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Today, on the sidelines of the International Astronautical Congress, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross signed a Declaration of Intent with Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) President Jean-Yves Le Gall. The Declaration charts a path forward for expanded cooperation between the Department and the French space agency on space situational awareness (SSA), space traffic management (STM),...

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Space Startup Summit

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Good morning, and welcome everyone to this exciting event. Given the amount of interest in this subject — and an unexpected onrush of registrations — we had to change the location to handle all the additional attendees. We are delighted that you are all here during one of the busiest weeks of the year for space industry conferences. Right now is probably the best time yet for space startups. In...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Australia Space Agency Meeting in Canberra, Australia

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Thank you for hosting us today at this beautiful observatory to discuss how our two nations are cooperating in space, the final frontier. It was my pleasure to be with Prime Minister Morrison last month in Washington during his State visit to the United States. I was extremely pleased to sign a Joint Statement of Intent with the Prime Minister at NASA headquarters to accelerate our return to the...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the AMCHAM Business Lunch in Sydney, Australia

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Thank you, April, for that kind introduction, and thank you for your efforts to strengthen and expand the U.S.- Australian commercial partnership. It is my pleasure to be here. After having been in London, New Delhi, and Singapore over the past week, I’m feeling a bit like Mad Max! But we know that Mad Max always prevails; and the original is still the most profitable film of all time. I just...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Signing Ceremony Between the Australian Space Agency and NASA

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Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction. It is my pleasure to be with all of you on such a beautiful morning in downtown Washington after yesterday’s festivities. Welcome Prime Minister Morrison, and your entire staff from Down Under. It is great that you are here in the United States. It is my honor to be with you this morning representing President Trump, Vice President Pence, the National...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Sixth National Space Council Meeting

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Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on commercial space activities at the Department of Commerce. Last year, there were 114 government and private space launches worldwide, the first time in three decades the number exceeded 100. The United States had 31 launches — including a record number of commercial launches — but China had 39. More than...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Space Enterprise Summit

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Introduced by John Harrison, Senior Advisor and Senior Administration Official for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Thank you, John, for that kind introduction, and welcome to this exciting and historic summit. Secretary Ross was asked to attend the G-20 with the President, and is currently in route to Osaka, Japan. Please know, however, that he is very disappointed to...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Paris Air Show Press Event at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

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Introduced by Tom Kallman, President and CEO of Kallman Worldwide, organizer of the USA Partnership Pavilion. Thank you, Tom, for that kind introduction, and thank you and your staff for all of the work you are doing to organize and promote U.S. participation at the Paris Air Show. It is my pleasure to be here to discuss the U.S. government’s engagement in the Show. It will be the largest and most...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at 35th National Space Symposium

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Good morning, and thank you, Tom, for that kind introduction. It is an honor to share the stage with so many luminaries of the U.S. space industry, and especially with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan. Thank you for those remarks. Our being here is a clear demonstration of the focus the Trump Administration places on one of our nation’s most prominent and important industries. The individuals,...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Space Council in Huntsville, Alabama

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Vice President Pence and fellow members of the National Space Council, thank you for the opportunity to update you on the Commerce Department’s activities following Space Policy Directives 2 and 3. At the Commerce Department, we see a wave of innovation occurring in all areas of space commerce, from remote sensing, to high-speed communications, navigation, weather forecasting, satellite servicing,...