an Explore Mars Event

May 17-19, 2022

The George Washington University

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 Chair of the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), 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
Twitter: @cweeden