California Space Authority

International Opportunities

The California Space Authority seeks to enhance the global competitiveness of California's space enterprise community and will support and advocate government actions consistent with these goals. Through its growing array of international relationships, CSA strives to open new markets and to facilitate the creation of international opportunities by connecting California space enterprise stakeholders with potential space enterprise partners abroad.


  • California Governor's Trade Mission to South Korea, September 12-16, 2010, JW Marriott Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
    CSA Member Special Rate of $3,000 vs. original $5,000 rate. To showcase California goods and services, promote tourism and expand trade relations between South Korea and California, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Gov. Schwarzenegger, will be organizing a number of business opportunities throughout the trade mission for California companies to connect with key business and government decisionmakers.
  • International Astronautical Congress 2010
    September 27 - October 1, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic
    Early registration deadline is June 30, 2010; registration closes September 16, 2010. Event sponsored by the Czech Space Office.
    For online registration and conference information, visit
  • Aerospace Meetings Guadalajara 2010, October 4-6, 2010, Guadalajara, Mexico
    The U.S. Department of Commerce announces its active support and participation in the inaugural Aerospace Meeting Guadalajara 2010, organized by BCI Aerospace. This is a match-making program that will help US firms – most especially suppliers – identify and request meetings with relevant contacts prior to the show. Bombardier, Safran, EADS, and Eaton Corporation are official sponsors of this event, and other OEMs will also be attending as demand for more suppliers and specialized manufacturers is expected to grow in the Mexican aerospace market. For complete details and special event pricing for US companies, offered through the US Commercial Service, please click here.
  • APSCC 2010 Satellite Conference & Exhibition
    October 5-7, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan
    APSCC expects that the 2010 annual conference will embrace a larger number of participants including its members from Japan and neighboring countries. Through a variety of programs including its first-rate roundtables, panel discussions, educational sessions and exhibition, APSCC 2010 will explore the evolutionary directions of advanced satellite technologies as well as the possible means to vitalize the satellite markets in the Asia-Pacific region through innovative technologies. For exhibition and sponsorship, contact APSCC via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Farnborough Aerospace Consortium's event page
  • Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council upcoming events
  • British American Business Council (BABC) events
  • Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. Programs



Policymaker Forum

On June 15, 2006, the California Space Authority (CSA) and the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC), a United Kingdom-based organization, entered into a cooperative agreement for the purposes of improving and fostering space enterprise commerce between their members. In October 2004, CSA and ASPCC entered into a cooperative agreement designed to build a consultative, collaborative and operational alliance focused on promoting the satellite industry.


Date Posted Subject
October 19, 2010 U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program
June 8, 2010
July 13, 2009 Letter of Support from California Space Authority to Mr. Kevin Stube, Space Affairs, in support of proposal to convene the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2013 in Silicon Valley
June 16, 2009

Agreement On Space Enterprise Networking Between the French Aerospace Valley Association and the California Space Authority (PDF)

Photos from event (presented in a QuickTime movie: 5.75 minutes)

The Space Show: Building upon its recent international alliance with the French Aerospace Valley Association (FAV), members of the California Space Authority (CSA) team were recently interviewed on The Space Show radio broadcast. During the program, Margaret Lau and Eric Daniels discuss the circumstances and facts that led up to the Agreement and the signing ceremony at the Paris Air Show. The Agreement focuses on three key areas of action: education and workforce talent preparedness, economic development and entrepreneurial innovation and international trade openness. Listeners will learn more details about the Agreement such as educational exchange programs, business to business networking opportunities via The Connectory and concerns about free market access to Galileo.

March 2, 2009 Gov. Schwarzenegger to Promote California at World’s Largest Technology Trade Fair

January 21, 2009

Worldwide Governments Spend 62 Billion Dollars on Space Programs
October 6, 2008 Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California as First State to Partner in CeBIT 2009, World's Largest Tech Trade Show; California's Global Leadership in Information Technology to Take Center Stage (PDF) Also, visit the CSA Events Calendar for more information on CeBIT 2009.
July 28, 2008 California Selected as Partner State for CeBIT 2009
June 5, 2008
November 21, 2007 CSA, El Caminio College CITD Are Represented at the Asia Aerospace Exposition & Congress
November 11, 2007 Governor Schwarzenegger Urges Federal Government to Promote U.S. Economic Growth by Expanding Free Trade
August 31, 2007 Governor Issues Statement on Cancellation of Trip to U.K., Postpones Trade Mission to India
October 24, 2006 International Space University Takes the Summer Session Program to China in 2007
October 3, 2006 California Space Authority to Collaborate in the Promotion of Aerospace Exports
August 29, 2006