Procurement and Space Industry Council

This Council provides a forum for Chamber members to identify, recommend, and develop policy priorities and proposals that simplify the government contracting process and facilitate greater private sector involvement in supporting the acquisition objectives of all federal agencies.

Due to government’s historical dominance in acquiring and operating space assets and capabilities, the Council has expanded its scope to include this emerging industry within its purview. Similarly, as the Council promotes an efficient procurement process beneficial to both the private and public sectors, the Council equally advocates for a streamlined regulatory regime for commercial space activities.

Recent Events

  • On June 10, 2019, the Chamber hosted NASA Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier and Dr. Rick Leach at a roundtable event titled Commercial Opportunities Aboard ISSS and Future Gateway. The discussion included current research opportunities with companies aboard the ISS, as well as future opportinties with the Lunar Gateway.
  • On May 6th, 2019, the Chamber hosted FAA Deputy Associate Administrator Kelvin Coleman and Director Kevin O'Connell of the Office of Space Commerce  at a roundtable event titled Commercial Aviation and Space Launch Airspace Management. The discussion addressed a number of challenges associated with the growth and expansion of commercial space transportation, including the future challenge of integrating commercial space launch into the U.S. National Airspace System.
  • On December 6, 2018 the Chamber held the first LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off, a Summit dedicated solely to the future of space policy. It featured remarks from keynote speakers such as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, and more. Click Here to view the webcast
  • On August 21, 2018 the Chamber hosted National Space Council Chairman Dr. Scott Pace, who discussed the new Space Traffic Management Policy
  • On March 5, 2018 the Chamber hosted Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to speak on Army Acquisition Reform and Reorganization



Eryn Quinn
(202) 463-5672

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJun 13, 2019 - 11:00am
NASA astronaut Nick Hague conducts pathogen research on the International Space Station.

International Space Station Leads the Way to Commercial Space

At the edge of the human frontier, moving at more than 17,000 miles an hour, the formation of entire new industries is underway.

EventJun 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

The U.S. Chamber hosts Bill Gerstenmaier and Rick Leach on ISS and Future Gateway

The ISS national lab is an unparalleled platform for space research and development across a range of academic, commercial, and government users. The roundtable event will present how the ISS national laboratory operates, how to work with the ISS, and what developments will be required to move beyond the space station to the Gateway.

Above the FoldMay 09, 2019 - 1:00pm
Kelvin Coleman, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration spoke at a U.S. Chamber Procurement and Space Industry Council roundtable.

Interaction in Flight: Balancing Aviation and Commercial Launch

The collective goal must be the safe and efficient operation of platforms across all users.

EventMay 06, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Commercial Aviation and Space Launch Airspace Management Roundtable

On Monday, May 6, the U.S. Chamber's Procurement and Space Industry Council will host Kelvin Coleman and Kevin O'Connell for a discussion on the growth and expansion of commercial space transportation, including the future challenge of integrating commercial space launch into the U.S. National Airspace System.

Above the FoldApr 11, 2019 - 1:30pm
Space shuttle Atlantis in orbit on a mission in 2009.

Space Debris Concerns Create ‘Dust-Up’ Between the FCC and Commerce

Over the decades of human space travel, thousands of objects are now in orbit above the earth. They include working satellites and the International Space Station, but they also include old, out-of-commission satellites, used rocket components, and even a wrench and toothbrush.

Above the FoldMar 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An artist's rendering shows the liftoff of the lift capacity configuration Space Launch System from the launchpad.

Planting Our Flag in Commercial Space

The U.S. must continue to lead, develop, and deploy space systems at increasing rates of innovation and efficiency.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2019 - 3:30pm
The bright sun greets the International Space Station.

Space Policy Back on the Legislative Agenda

Despite the chasm across parties and branches of government, this is one area of shared purpose and worthy of progress.

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:30pm
View from space of the Gulf of Mexico at night.

The Shutdown as Viewed from Space

If it's true that businesses benefit from certainty, then U.S. space companies that rely on the federal government have a big problem.

Dec 17, 2018 - 9:00am
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson spoke at the U.S. Chamber's LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off event.

Space: The New Economic Frontier

U.S. Chamber of Commerce economists project that commercial space will be at least a $1.5 trillion industry by 2040.

EventDec 06, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, December 6, 2018, for LAUNCH: Industry Taking Off. LAUNCH is the Chamber’s first summit dedicated solely to the emergence of space as a distinct industrial sector.