Press Release

Day Without Space: Economic Security Ramifications

By SpaceRef Editor
July 20, 2009
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Day Without Space: Economic Security Ramifications

The exploitation of space provides significant advantages to our economy.  Space assets and the services they provide impact nearly every business sector, helping businesses become more efficient and productive.  Space has clearly become ingrained into our economy.  But, what would happen if these assets were compromised?   

On July 28, the George Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council of TechAmerica are co-hosting the third installment of their “A Day Without Space” series to discuss the economic security implications of losing access to space-borne assets and information and what steps might be taken to safeguard them.

 Keynote:  Space and the U.S. Economy delivered by Scott Pace, George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute
Panel I: The Economic Impact of Space Based Assets
Andrea Maleter, Futron Corp.
Micah Walter Range, Space Foundation

Panel II: How Business Uses Space
Charles Baker, DOC Office of Space Commercialization
Dawn Sienicki, Digital Globe, Inc.

Transcripts of the prior Day Without Space meetings can be found at:
A Day Without Space: Economic and National Security Ramifications 
A Day without Space: National Security Ramifications

The Marshall Institute’s National Security Space program provide the public, the media, and policy makers with information and assessments to aid their consideration of those controversial issues. 

Where & When
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tech America
601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
North Building, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004

Please RSVP by calling
(202) 296-9655  or email

George C. Marshall Institute

The George C. Marshall Institute, a non-profit research group founded in 1984, is dedicated to fostering and preserving the integrity of science in the policy process.  The Institute conducts technical assessments of scientific developments with a major impact on public policy and communicates the results of its analyses to the press, Congress and the public (  

SpaceRef staff editor.