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Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law – Panel III: Initiatives of and Consequences for Established Industries

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This year’s Galloway Symposium is being held under Chatham House Rules, so blog posts will only give general overviews of the content.

The third panel was titled Initiatives of and Consequences for Established Industries. It was moderated by Mr. Clayton Mowry, President, Arianespace, Inc. Panlists included:

• Sean P. Fleming, Senior Counsel, International and Trade Compliance, Hughes Network Systems
• Joe Uglialoro, General Counsel & Secretary, Intelsat General
• Gerry Oberst, Sr. V.P., Global Regulatory and Government Strategy, SES

The third pane discussed the role of established industry actors and their ability to introduce disruptive technologies and the opportunities and challenges that law presents for these industry actors. The panel focused on the satellite telecommunications industry, which panelists argued is an established industry that is working to develop new technologies to better use the electromagnetic spectrum. There was an emphasis on the need of the industry to adapt to changes in the way that people consume media. Additionally, the panel noted that as technology advanced there were often incongruities that occur as technology outpaces regulations.