RAND Space Launch Virtual Panel

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying a NASA/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base

Photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/U.S. Air Force

Event Details


Tuesday, September 8, 2020


3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific

How to Register

Register Online

Attendance to this virtual event is limited, so please register soon to reserve your spot.

Once your attendance is confirmed, you will receive a link to connect to the panel.

About the Event

You are invited to attend a virtual panel discussion on the global space launch enterprise, hosted online by the RAND Space Enterprise Initiative, on September 8th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 12:00 p.m. Pacific. The event is the first in a series of periodic discussions on topics of interest to space enterprise policymakers and stakeholders. During the panel, we'll consider the following questions:

  • How will U.S. Space Force decisions affect domestic launch providers and the market in general?
  • How will recent trends affect future strategies and policies for responsive space launch?
  • What are the capabilities and limitations of U.S. space launch facilities?


Dr. Bonnie Triezenberg, Senior Engineer, RAND Corporation. Lead author of Independent Analysis of the Global Heavy Lift Launch Market

Dr. Yool Kim, Senior Engineer, RAND Corporation. Principal investigator of recent research on the risks of foreign components in U.S. launch vehicles and co-author of A Separate Space: Creating a Military Service for Space

Mr. Gary McLeod, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation. Principal investigator of recent research on launch sites to support the National Security Space Launch Program and lead author of Enhancing Space Resilience Through Non-Materiel Means

Brigadier General D. Jason Cothern Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center

The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Bruce McClintock, RAND Space Enterprise Initiative Lead