an Explore Mars Event

May 16-18, 2023

The National Academy of Sciences Building

Washington D.C.


Charity Weeden

Vice President of Global Space Policy and Government Relations | Chair FAA COMSTAC

I live for the nexus of three things: diplomacy, solving hard policy problems, and space sustainability. In excelling at these items, I am helping to propel society into a new space era that is safe, successful, and beneficial to all.

At Astroscale U.S., I coordinate a global team of policy professionals in government relations, licensing and regulation, best practice and standards formulation, strategy and plans, and more. I harmonize these policy efforts across Astroscale locations, working in step with engineering, business development, and marketing and communication teams. Together, we are defining the path forward for an on-orbit services market.

My nearly 30-year aerospace career has given me perspective: why teamwork, leadership, and service matters and why we all win when we include diverse voices. I am honored to serve as fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, board advisor to Via Satellite, mentor to young professionals, guest lecturer to academic institutions, and podcast co-host on all things space sustainability (check out Space to Grow!).

Let's get all this great capability up in space and operate it in a responsible manner.