Space Domain Mission Assurance: A Resilience Taxonomy

The 2011 U.S. National Security Space Strategy, in accordance with the 2010 National Space Policy, calls for the architecture of warfighting systems to be both resilient and cost-effective. Resiliency, which is sometimes sacrificed for affordability, involves using multiple platforms or payloads for one function to prevent compromising a mission in case of attack. Hosted payloads, which offer cost-effective access to diverse platforms, are an ideal way to fulfill the guidelines this paper describes. Published with the permission of Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security.

HPA Capitol Hill Day Talking Points – June 2014

On June 24, HPA laid the groundwork for cultivating valuable contacts on Capitol Hill. Our goal was to educate and raise awareness on Capitol Hill about the benefits of, and roadmap to, hosting government payloads on commercial satellites. In all, 18 HPA members and staff split up into six smaller groups and held more than 40 meetings with 120 policymakers and their assistants. On the whole, they found a very receptive congressional audience.

Recommendations for Changes to U.S. Space Transportation Policy

In June 2012, the Hosted Payload Alliance unveiled a position paper providing recommendations for changes to the U.S. Space Transportation Policy, which is currently under review. HPA recommended adjusting the foreign launch exemption process to facilitate solutions for launching U.S. Government payloads hosted on commercial satellites that are likely to be launched overseas. This position paper marks the inaugural policy recommendation from HPA.