Salon Luncheon: Jacobs

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm


Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Challenges in the Design, Development and Operation of Commercial Spaceports

This panel includes representatives from NASA, FAA, USSF, international commercial spaceport developers, and commercial launch providers to discuss the process for and challenges inherent in designing, developing and operating commercial spaceports around the world.  Considering both horizontal and vertical launch requirements from sea-based spaceports to airport-based spaceports, panelists will share their experiences in building and operating an agile, connected facility.  The panelists bring the diverse perspective of providers, regulators, users, and customers of commercial spaceports. 


  • Dr. George Nield, Chair, Global Spaceport Alliance


  • Thomas Engler, Director, Center Planning and Development Directorate, NASA KSC
  • Col. James Horne, Deputy Director, Operations, Space Systems Command, USSF
  • Randy Lycans, Vice President, NASA Enterprise Solutions, Jacobs
  • Scott McLaughlin, Executive Director, Spaceport America
  • Pam Underwood, Director, Office of Spaceports, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
  • Jeroen Wink, Co-Founder, CRO, Dawn Aerospace

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only