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Released: 10-Sep-2012 12:30 PM EDT
Secure World Foundation Publishes Report on Improving Space Situational Awareness
Secure World Foundation

Release of a new report by SWF with recommendations on how to improve space situational awareness for the United States and all satellite operators.

Released: 3-Aug-2012 11:00 AM EDT
SWF Announces Young Professional Scholarship Winners for IAC 2012 in Naples
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation is proud to announce the young professionals who have won scholarships for travel funding to the 2012 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Naples, Italy.

Newswise: Space Technologies Tackle Human and Environmental Security Problems
Released: 30-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT
Space Technologies Tackle Human and Environmental Security Problems
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the Summer 2012 issue of Imaging Notes magazine dedicated to highlighting the urgent, interrelated issues of Earth remote sensing for security, energy and the environment.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Announces International Dialog on Satellite Servicing and Debris Removal
Released: 23-Jul-2012 7:00 AM EDT
Secure World Foundation Announces International Dialog on Satellite Servicing and Debris Removal
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation will be holding two international conferences -- in Brussels and Singapore -- on issues of on-orbit servicing and active debris removal.

Newswise: New Report Spotlights Trends and Developments in Outer Space Security
Released: 17-Jul-2012 4:00 PM EDT
New Report Spotlights Trends and Developments in Outer Space Security
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the executive summary of Space Security 2012, the ninth annual report on developments that have an impact on the security and long-term sustainability of outer space.

Newswise: New Fact Sheets Available on Sustaining the Outer Space Environment
Released: 26-Jun-2012 7:00 AM EDT
New Fact Sheets Available on Sustaining the Outer Space Environment
Secure World Foundation

New fact sheets are available that detail a set of current international initiatives that focus on space sustainability - the ability of all humanity to continue to use outer space for peaceful purposes and socioeconomic benefit over the long term.

Newswise: New Report: Hazardous Near Earth Objects - Communicating the Risk
Released: 4-Jun-2012 7:00 AM EDT
New Report: Hazardous Near Earth Objects - Communicating the Risk
Secure World Foundation

The Near Earth Object Media/Risk Communications Working Group Report has been issued by Secure World Foundation. To deal with potentially hazardous Near Earth Objects (NEOs) that could strike the Earth, there is need to establish an effective international communications strategy - but doing so is a daunting task, one that demands effective use of mass communication tools.

Newswise: Experts See Threat to Environmental Intelligence in Monitoring Our Changing Earth
Released: 28-Mar-2012 7:00 AM EDT
Experts See Threat to Environmental Intelligence in Monitoring Our Changing Earth
Secure World Foundation

Specialists agree that environmental intelligence must be a national priority, as it is essential to protecting our citizens, economy, and national security. Lack of information – particularly from Earth-orbiting sensors and systems -- could have devastating consequences, chiefly in the area of risk management.

Newswise: Experts Confer on “Rules of the Road” for Outer Space Activities
Released: 13-Mar-2012 10:30 AM EDT
Experts Confer on “Rules of the Road” for Outer Space Activities
Secure World Foundation

A panel of experts took part in a Secure World Foundation-sponsored discussion on the International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. A draft Code was published by the European Union (EU) in 2008, with a revised draft released in September 2010.

Newswise: Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Program Examined
Released: 29-Feb-2012 6:00 AM EST
Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Program Examined
Secure World Foundation

Now under active discussion in Europe is the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security – or GMES program. It is a project to establish a European capacity for Earth observation services. Secure World Foundation (SWF) recently brought together leading experts to participate in a thought-provoking panel discussion on the GMES.

Newswise: Virtual Communities Tap Satellite Technologies for Disaster Response
Released: 15-Feb-2012 3:00 PM EST
Virtual Communities Tap Satellite Technologies for Disaster Response
Secure World Foundation

For the past several years, advancements in technologies have made it possible for virtual communities to provide increasing support to disaster preparedness and emergency response efforts.

Newswise: Russian Spacecraft Re-Entry: Orbital Debris Experts Available for Comment
Released: 11-Jan-2012 1:00 PM EST
Russian Spacecraft Re-Entry: Orbital Debris Experts Available for Comment
Secure World Foundation

The uncontrolled re-entry of Russia’s Phobos-Grunt spacecraft is expected to occur early next week, perhaps between January 15-16. Secure World Foundation experts are available to discuss orbital debris, space situational awareness, space traffic management, space sustainability, and associated topics.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Ushers in New Leadership with the New Year
Released: 29-Nov-2011 10:00 AM EST
Secure World Foundation Ushers in New Leadership with the New Year
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation announced today that Dr. Michael Simpson will assume the position of Executive Director of the Foundation, effective January 1, 2012. Simpson’s new leadership role at Secure World Foundation (SWF) assumes the duties of Dr. Ray Williamson who will continue working with SWF as Senior Advisor.

Newswise: Authorities Gauge Impact of Europe’s Galileo Navigation Satellite System
Released: 28-Nov-2011 2:00 PM EST
Authorities Gauge Impact of Europe’s Galileo Navigation Satellite System
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation (SWF) brought together on November 22 leading authorities to participate in a debate on Galileo - its current status and future opportunities.

Newswise: Report Reviews European Outer Space Policy: Governance Challenges Ahead
Released: 21-Nov-2011 1:00 PM EST
Report Reviews European Outer Space Policy: Governance Challenges Ahead
Secure World Foundation

European Space Governance: The Outlook is an informative and instructive publication, one that aims to provide decision-makers with references and policy-oriented suggestions for the immediate future.

Newswise: Near Earth Object Media/Risk Communications Experts Gather
Released: 17-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST
Near Earth Object Media/Risk Communications Experts Gather
Secure World Foundation

A team of workshop participants, including journalists and writers, hazard communication authorities, artists and Near Earth Object (NEO) researchers, met at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).

Newswise: TODAY: Close Asteroid Flyby of Earth - Experts Available
Released: 8-Nov-2011 1:00 PM EST
TODAY: Close Asteroid Flyby of Earth - Experts Available
Secure World Foundation

Experts at Secure World Foundation are available to discuss this asteroid flyby today and the future of maintaining a vigilant eye on Near Earth Objects (NEOs), as well as establishing a Planetary Defense strategy.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Supports Launch of Space Security Index in Europe
Released: 8-Nov-2011 6:00 AM EST
Secure World Foundation Supports Launch of Space Security Index in Europe
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation and the Mission of Canada to the European Union partnered to organize the 2011 Space Security Index Launch in Europe. Discussions at the space policy round table focused on significant global activities within outer space, with a particular emphasis on Europe, driven by a number of important occurrences in the space sector. The event centered on the issuing of the 2011 Space Security Index (SSI).

Newswise: Close Asteroid Flyby of Earth: Experts Available
Released: 3-Nov-2011 7:30 AM EDT
Close Asteroid Flyby of Earth: Experts Available
Secure World Foundation

Experts at Secure World Foundation are available to discuss the November 8 close flyby of Earth by an asteroid and the future of maintaining a vigilant eye on Near Earth Objects (NEOs), as well as establishing a Planetary Defense strategy.

Newswise: Geospatial Intelligence for National Security, Energy and the Environment
Released: 2-Nov-2011 7:30 AM EDT
Geospatial Intelligence for National Security, Energy and the Environment
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the Fall 2011 issue of Imaging Notes magazine, dedicated to Earth remote sensing for security, energy and the environment.

Released: 24-Sep-2011 2:30 AM EDT
NASA Satellite Re-Entry: Experts Available for Comment
Secure World Foundation

Experts are available to discuss the re-entry of NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS).

Newswise: NASA Satellite Re-entry This Week - Experts Available to Discuss Issues Related to UARS
20-Sep-2011 8:00 AM EDT
NASA Satellite Re-entry This Week - Experts Available to Discuss Issues Related to UARS
Secure World Foundation

The uncontrolled re-entry of NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is now expected to occur this Friday, September 23 - plus or minus a day.

Newswise: Future of European Outer Space Governance: Constructive Discussion Highlights Issues Ahead
Released: 15-Sep-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Future of European Outer Space Governance: Constructive Discussion Highlights Issues Ahead
Secure World Foundation

A meeting of leading space experts has convened to review the future of European space governance, discussing policy, legal, funding, and technical issues of establishing a sustainable foundation for Europe’s ever-growing space enterprise.

Newswise: Expert Contacts Available to Discuss Issues Related to NASA’s UARS Re-Entry
Released: 14-Sep-2011 5:00 AM EDT
Expert Contacts Available to Discuss Issues Related to NASA’s UARS Re-Entry
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation experts are available on orbital debris, space situational awareness, space traffic management, space sustainability, and related topics.

Newswise: Asteroid Impact on Earth: Experts Review Global Response and Mitigation Steps
Released: 30-Aug-2011 6:00 AM EDT
Asteroid Impact on Earth: Experts Review Global Response and Mitigation Steps
Secure World Foundation

A workshop has brought together leading representatives from space agencies and international experts to discuss key issues related to global response and cooperation in the event of a Near Earth Object (NEO) impact threat to Earth.

Newswise: New Report Analyzes Development Paths of Emerging Space Nations and Sustainable Use of Outer Space
Released: 24-Aug-2011 1:00 AM EDT
New Report Analyzes Development Paths of Emerging Space Nations and Sustainable Use of Outer Space
Secure World Foundation

A new study -- Analyzing the Development Paths of Emerging Space Nations: Opportunities or Challenges for Space Sustainability? – was detailed at a special Secure World Foundation (SWF) event on August 22 in Washington, D.C.

Newswise: Using Satellites for Human and Environmental Security Needs
Released: 26-Jul-2011 1:00 AM EDT
Using Satellites for Human and Environmental Security Needs
Secure World Foundation

Can satellites attuned to curbing human rights violations become an instrument for stopping genocide here on Earth? This issue and others are considered in the Summer 2011 issue of Imaging Notes - a distinctive publication that is partnered with Secure World Foundation and focuses on Earth remote sensing for security, energy and the environment.

Newswise: International Experts Blend Space Technologies and Crowdsourcing to Enhance Disaster Management Tools
Released: 12-Jul-2011 1:00 AM EDT
International Experts Blend Space Technologies and Crowdsourcing to Enhance Disaster Management Tools
Secure World Foundation

An international gathering of experts has met to discuss space-based technologies -- from Earth remote sensing spacecraft to global navigation and telecommunications satellites – as potent tools in both shaping disaster preparedness and in dealing with the chaos of responding to natural disasters.

Newswise: New Report: Latest Trends and Developments in Outer Space Security
Released: 14-Jun-2011 1:00 AM EDT
New Report: Latest Trends and Developments in Outer Space Security
Secure World Foundation

The release of the executive summary of Space Security 2011, the eighth annual report on developments that have an impact on the security and long-term sustainability of outer space.

Newswise: Pivotal Shift Underway in Satellite Observations of Earth
Released: 5-May-2011 10:00 AM EDT
Pivotal Shift Underway in Satellite Observations of Earth
Secure World Foundation

Thanks to the ease of use and accessibility of satellite data, a “pivotal shift” is underway, such as using Earth remote sensing satellites to help monitor and perhaps defuse conflict. This data shift enables people to contribute data from the field and to incorporate social media and live feeds for disaster response.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Announces Dr. Michael Simpson as Senior Program Officer
Released: 26-Apr-2011 5:00 AM EDT
Secure World Foundation Announces Dr. Michael Simpson as Senior Program Officer
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Simpson will join the staff of the Foundation, taking on the position of Senior Program Officer. Simpson comes to the Secure World Foundation after serving more than seven years as President of the International Space University (ISU), based in Strasbourg, France.

Newswise: A Call for Sustainable Use of Outer Space by Secure World Foundation President
Released: 20-Apr-2011 7:00 AM EDT
A Call for Sustainable Use of Outer Space by Secure World Foundation President
Secure World Foundation

Concerns regarding the secure and sustainable uses of outer space have been raised by Secure World Foundation’s founder and President, Cynda Collins Arsenault.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Experts Discuss Space Verification and Security Issues
Released: 28-Mar-2011 10:00 AM EDT
Secure World Foundation Experts Discuss Space Verification and Security Issues
Secure World Foundation

Future verification norms for outer space and steps to increase transparency and confidence-building measures and verification in space are to be discussed in two upcoming meetings.

Newswise: Japan Tragedy: Secure World Foundation Emphasizes Value of Satellite and Social Media Tools
16-Mar-2011 6:00 AM EDT
Japan Tragedy: Secure World Foundation Emphasizes Value of Satellite and Social Media Tools
Secure World Foundation

Earth remote sensing satellites and social networking tools are in use to help respond to the multi-prong tragedy in Japan of earthquake, tsunami, and the crippling of nuclear power plants.

Newswise: Expert Panel to Discuss India’s Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations
Released: 2-Mar-2011 1:00 AM EST
Expert Panel to Discuss India’s Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations
Secure World Foundation

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) is hosting a special panel discussion on Tuesday, March 8, 2011: “India’s Military Space Efforts and Regional Security Considerations.”

Newswise: Satellite Remote Sensing: Light Detection and Ranging – The Next Big Thing!
Released: 28-Feb-2011 1:00 AM EST
Satellite Remote Sensing: Light Detection and Ranging – The Next Big Thing!
Secure World Foundation

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is rising to new heights as a space-based satellite sensing tool. LiDAR is among the topics highlighted in the Winter 2011 issue of the quarterly print and online publication - Imaging Notes magazine – devoted to Earth remote sensing for security, energy and the environment.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Launches New Website
1-Feb-2011 1:00 AM EST
Secure World Foundation Launches New Website
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the organization’s new, scalable, dynamic and user-friendly website – a fresh design to further its objectives in promoting cooperative solutions for the sustainability of outer space.

Newswise: Outer Space Issues 2011 – Upcoming Trends Forecast by Secure World Foundation
Released: 27-Dec-2010 1:00 AM EST
Outer Space Issues 2011 – Upcoming Trends Forecast by Secure World Foundation
Secure World Foundation

A look into 2011: From tackling the growing problem of orbital space debris, enhancing Earth security via satellite data, protecting our planet from Near Earth Objects, and assuring a sustainable space environment for all nations to improve their well-being. There are outstanding issues in the coming year that deserve increased attention in terms of global outer space activities.

Newswise: Foundations of a National Space Strategy: Washington, D.C. Briefing
Released: 10-Dec-2010 8:00 AM EST
Foundations of a National Space Strategy: Washington, D.C. Briefing
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation (SWF) invites you to “Foundations of a National Space Strategy” – a special luncheon panel discussion to be held in Washington, D.C. on Monday, December 13, 2010.

Newswise: Issue Brief Details Space Situational Awareness Sharing Program
Released: 22-Nov-2010 1:00 AM EST
Issue Brief Details Space Situational Awareness Sharing Program
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation has released a fact-filled issue brief on the U.S. government’s Space Situational Awareness Sharing Program. Sharing information on the location of space objects and debris is a prime example of addressing collective problems in space through cooperative solutions.

Newswise: Satellite Remote Sensing: Enhancing Sustainable Development of Earth
Released: 8-Nov-2010 1:00 AM EST
Satellite Remote Sensing: Enhancing Sustainable Development of Earth
Secure World Foundation

The Fall 2010 issue of the quarterly print and online publication - Imaging Notes magazine -- reviews the satellite monitoring of vanishing glaciers to the accounting of forestry, hydropower and mining assets as steps to boost sustainable development here on Earth.

Newswise: Workshop Emphasizes Need for International Response in Dealing with Earth-Threatening Asteroids
Released: 4-Nov-2010 4:00 PM EDT
Workshop Emphasizes Need for International Response in Dealing with Earth-Threatening Asteroids
Secure World Foundation

International decision-making will be required to coordinate a global response to deflect a hazardous asteroid from impacting the Earth. This issue and others were detailed during a three-day meeting of experts at the European Space Agency’s European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Holds Space Debris Workshop in Beijing
Released: 25-Oct-2010 1:00 AM EDT
Secure World Foundation Holds Space Debris Workshop in Beijing
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation, along with its partners at Beihang University in Beijing and International Space University in Strasbourg, France, held the 2010 Beijing Space Debris Mitigation Workshop on October 18-19.

Released: 22-Oct-2010 6:00 AM EDT
Secure World Foundation Opens Brussels Office
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation has opened a new office in Brussels, Belgium to help further the organization’s objectives in encouraging the sustainable uses of outer space.

Newswise: Outer Space Security – A Call for Transparency and Confidence-Building Actions
Released: 18-Oct-2010 6:00 AM EDT
Outer Space Security – A Call for Transparency and Confidence-Building Actions
Secure World Foundation

Steps needed for securing a more sustainable environment in outer space were highlighted during a specially convened meeting of leading authorities that assessed transparency and confidence-building measures (TCBMs).

Newswise: Outer Space Security: Europe and United States Authorities Debate Implications
Released: 12-Oct-2010 6:00 AM EDT
Outer Space Security: Europe and United States Authorities Debate Implications
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation joined forces with the French Institute of International Relations’ (Ifri) Space Policy Program to foster an open discussion on topics of mutual interest in the arena of outer space security.

Newswise: Secure World Foundation Focus on Orbital Debris, Near Earth Objects, Policy Issues at World Space Gathering
Released: 8-Oct-2010 1:00 AM EDT
Secure World Foundation Focus on Orbital Debris, Near Earth Objects, Policy Issues at World Space Gathering
Secure World Foundation

Held in Prague, Czech Republic from September 27-October 1, the meeting’s theme was “Space for human benefit and exploration” with Secure World Foundation (SWF) taking a leading role in furthering the dialogue on a wide-range of space issues.

Newswise: New Fact Sheet Spotlights Iran’s Space Launch Activities
6-Oct-2010 8:45 AM EDT
New Fact Sheet Spotlights Iran’s Space Launch Activities
Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation (SWF) has issued an Iranian Space Launch Capabilities Fact Sheet developed to shed light on the plans of Iran as a new space player and to help the international community understand their abilities.

Newswise: U.S. President Obama’s National Space Policy (NSP): New Analysis Available
Released: 30-Sep-2010 6:00 AM EDT
U.S. President Obama’s National Space Policy (NSP): New Analysis Available
Secure World Foundation

A new analysis of President Barack Obama’s National Space Policy (NSP) is available from Secure World Foundation. The new NSP released in June is a White House directive that provides broad guidance on how the United States intends to conduct activities in outer space.

Released: 10-Sep-2010 1:00 AM EDT
Report Outlines Trends and Developments in Space Security
Secure World Foundation

Space Security 2010 is an authoritative report that examines current space security issues.


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