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1998: Developing the California Commercial Space Strategic Plan and Space Development Plan

| The Plan |
| Outcomes | Process and Schedule | Key Topics & Working Groups |
| Space Committee and Working Group Discussion Area (Message Board) |
| See the Spring/Summer '98 CSTA Newsletter for update on the CA Space Strategic Plan. |

Outcomes

The creation of the California Space Strategic Plan and Space Development Program is laying the groundwork for the support, growth and enhanced profitability of the California space industry. The diversity of planning topic areas and participants ensures real-time distribution of information regarding the industry's statewide priorities, needs and resources. The consensus reached and recorded will facilitate seamless interfacing between statewide private and public partners within the space and technology community, give industry a strong voice in determining California's space industry direction and public policy, and provide the State of California an inclusive, cohesive platform to present to federal officials and policymakers.
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Process and Schedule

Out of consideration for the time constraints of space industry strategic process participants, each working group will have four planning sessions. To accommodate participants as much as possible, some meetings are being held in southern California, some in northern California, and some on the Central Coast. To facilitate the compiling of all working group input into one document, session agendas are being standardized as indicated below. CSTA welcomes input from relevant existing documents. The existing strategic objectives of space industry stakeholder entities (i.e. associations, education and human resource networks, aerospace and economic alliances, etc.) may simply be folded into the greater California plan as it develops.



  • Planning Process Defined, Nov '97
  • Space Committee Developed, Nov-Dec '97
  • Work Groups Formed, Nov-Dec '97
  • Initial Space Committee Meeting, Dec '97
  • WORK GROUP SESSION #1, Jan-Feb '98
    • Where Do We Stand?
    • Industry/Competitive Environment
    • Strengths/Weaknesses
    • Threats/Opportunities
    • Core Competencies / Success Inidcators
  • Space Committee Review, Feb '98
  • WORK GROUP SESSIONS #2, Feb-Mar '98
    • What Needs to Be Done?
    • Critical Issues
    • Key Resources
    • Target Strategies
    • Goals and Objectives
  • Space Committee Review, Mar '98
    • Session 2 Analysis report (97 pages) in zipped, rich-text format (55K). This was presented to the Space Committee on April 2, 1998 in Sacramento. If you'd like this report file in some other format, please contact CSTA's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Begin Commercial Space Strategic Plan and Space Development Plan, Mar '98
  • WORK GROUP SESSIONS #3, Mar-Apr '98
    • How Can We Do It?
    • Action Stakeholders
    • Action Initiators
    • Interface Strategies
    • Schedules and Timelines
  • Space Committee Review, Apr, '98
  • Complete Strategic Plan, May '98
  • WORK GROUP SESSIONS #4, May-Jun '98
    • How Can We Keep It Going?
    • Task Force Development
    • Task Assignment
    • Completion Goals
    • Ongoing Evaluation Program
  • Space Committee Review, Jun '98
  • Completion of Space Development Program, Jul '98

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Key Topics & Working Groups

What are the critical success factors necessary for California to enhance its global leadership role in the space arena? What previously untapped statewide assets and resources are available for space industry support and development? What legislative or regulatory measures need to be drafted or revised in order to foster the emergence, expansion, retention and profitability of space-related companies? What target strategies can be identified to increase California's industry market share?

These were some of the questions that were considered in determining the critical elements of CSTA's strategic planning process for California's space development. Dozens of elements first identified were reduced to a set of fifteen industry topic areas (see below). These key topic areas have become the focal points for fifteen working groups, the collective input of which will create the first statewide space strategic plan.



  • Satellites/Space Systems: Development and Production
    Addressing the materials, manufacturing and technology that contribute to successful development and production. Purchasing and procurement, sales and distribution issues, emerging applications and the formation of strategic technological and manufacturing alliances might also be considered.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • California Launch Options and Services
    Addressing launch capacity and cost, infrastructure development, payload processing, launch services and ground support, public and environmental safety, reentry issues for reusable vehicles, shared and dual-use of facilities.
    Members.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Satellite Operations/Space Monitoring and Management
    Addressing infrastructure development, orbital services, space inventory and management, space surveillance and security, space recyclables, environmental risks to satellites, international cooperation.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Governmental and Policy Issues
    Addressing current legislative priorities and longterm legislative reforms, national and international issues, industry interfacing with environmental, coastal, insurance, and other regulatory, policymaking and funding entities.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Space Standards and Regulatory Issues
    Addressing guidelines for communication protocols, integration and testing, environmental impact analyses, licensing and permitting.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Science and Research
    Addressing key strategic research areas, creating guidelines for research program development (in alignment with key strategic research areas), designing statewide interface strategies with advanced development and technology transfer, identifying funding options and sources.
    Members.
     
  • Design and Engineering
    Addressing issues surrounding the enhancement and support of California's design and engineering community. Outlining guidelines for the seamless integration of design and engineering into the production continuum. Identification of design/ engineering challenges that might present opportunities for cooperative alliances.
     
  • Advanced Development and Technology Transfer
    Addressing the identification of key strategic development areas, the creation of a cooperative program to promote and facilitate advanced development and technology transfer, and the design of a longterm strategy for statewide advanced development/technology transfer.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Production Continuum
    Addressing manufacturing concerns such as resource availability, reduced cycle time, modernization and technology utilization, enhanced distribution networks, overseas and out-of-state competition, compressed market and human resource issues and strategic production continuum alliances.
     
  • Marketing California as a Space and Technology Center
    Addressing competitive analysis issues re: commercial space, the positioning of California's industry within the global market, a marketing plan focus to exploit California's positioning, as well as its cooperative and strategic opportunities.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Statewide Support and Infrastructure
    Addressing power and water, statewide communications and data transfer, shipping and transportation.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • General Education and Public Interest
    Addressing K-12 space education and teacher training, interfaces with community college and university curricula, space tourism, space camps, space and technology museum and activity opportunities, online space education resources, potential partnerships with the entertainment, fast food, toy and apparel industries.
    Members.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Economic Development
    Addressing California space resources and assets, inventory and integration strategies, strategic space industry support hubs, economic incentives.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Workforce Training and Development
    Addressing the development of an inventory of current and future industry jobs, career paths, inventory of workers, training and resources available, an industry certification program, coordination plan to utilize existing services for industry needs.
    Notes to-date.
     
  • Emerging Business and Entrepreneurial Support
    Addressing financing and capitalization, development of a statewide commercial space support incubator program and an emerging business outreach program, accessibility of business consulting resources, identification of key stumbling blocks to and effective strategies for emerging business success.
    Notes to-date.
     

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The California Space Authority (CSA):

Trustee of the Nation's Largest Collaborative Space Enterprise
Strategic Planning/Plan Implementation Effort

Since 1998, when the California Space Authority was commissioned by the State of California to create the first-ever statewide space enterprise strategic plan, the California Space Authority (CSA) has served as the "trustee" of strategic planning for the California space enterprise community. The 1998 California Space Strategic Plan was the first statewide collaborative space planning effort in the U.S. involving all three domains: commercial, civil and national security. It received international attention from countries like France and Japan, as well as attention from other states. It was the first plan to engage a broad, collaborative stakeholder base of hundreds of planning participants that included industry, economic development and workforce entities, education/academia and government. Most importantly, it was the first plan to leverage statewide and national space assets and resources through innovative, collective implementation of objectives designed by stakeholders themselves.

The California space enterprise tradition of collaborative, consensus-based strategic planning has continued now for a decade, with the California Space Authority facilitating development and implementation of the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan and also development of the California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan 2007-2010, which is now being implemented collaboratively statewide. CSA has established the Space Enterprise Advisory Council (SEAC) to guide collaborative strategic planning efforts on behalf of the CSA Board of Directors. Topic-oriented Collaboratives and Working Groups are the mainstay of the implementation effort (see the org chart below).

California is the largest space enterprise state in the nation (fact sheet). It is home to thousands of space suppliers, with every major space company and government entity present, as well. If you are a California space stakeholder -- industry, government, economic development or otherwise -- ensure yourself a spot in planning the future of California space enterprise. View the current and previous strategic plans, click on the surrounding links and find your best spot for participating in the most innovative collaborative space enterprise planning effort on the planet. Or contact Jamie Foster, COO, California Space Authority, for information about how participating in California space enterprise strategic planning can support your organization's objectives.

Space Enterprise Advisory Council (SEAC)
Guidance and Support for California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan

A representative body of statewide space enterprise stakeholders from commercial, civil, and national security space activities plus key local, state and national space stakeholders, the SEAC supports the CSA Board of Directors in providing guidance and expertise on developing and implementing the California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan.

 
SEAC
Co-Chairs
 


2004 Success Stories
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Thomas Taverney
Senior Vice President
Space Operations
Science Applications
International Corporation (SAIC)
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Leonard Kwiatkowski
Vice President/General Manager
Global Communications Systems
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
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Interactive SEAC navigation map (below). Most of the links are PDF files.

Advocacy

Government Relations

California Space Industrial Base Vitality

CSA facilitated development of a space-related manufacturing and infrastructure initiative as part of the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan. The purpose of the initiative is to sustain and enhance these areas in California. To facilitate implementation of this initiative, CSA is in the process of forming a statewide collaborative to be responsible for implementation of initiative-related performance objectives.

California Space Infrastructure Program

California Space Infrastructure Program (CSIP)

Marketing

California Space Authority maintains an active annual marketing schedule which includes speaking engagements, conference and trade show participation, hosting of roundtables and issue forums, as well as maintenance of a California space enterprise website. CSA's SpaceBound! newsletter and SpotBeam California, CSA's electronic bulletin, are distributed to thousands of space stakeholders and influence-makers nationwide.

Membership

CSA Membership

NASA Centennial Challenges

2006 Lunar Regolith Excavation NASA Centennial Challenge

Public and Policymaker Awareness

CSA facilitated development of a public and policymaker awareness initiative as part of the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan. Its purpose is to educate the general public and California policymakers – local, State and Federal – about the benefits, scope and needs of California space enterprise. To facilitate implementation of this initiative, CSA is in the process of forming a statewide collaborative to be responsible for implementation of initiative-related performance objectives.

Space Education and Workforce Development

As part of the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan, CSA facilitated development of an initiative to enhance space-related education and to ensure an appropriate 21st century space workforce. To facilitate implementation of this initiative, CSA is in the process of forming a statewide collaborative to be responsible for implementation of initiative-related performance objectives.

Space Enterprise Business Development, Retention and Growth

CSA facilitated development of a business development, retention and growth initiative for California as part of the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan (pdf. The purpose of the initiative is to provide a positive, supportive business climate and space enterprise environment, addressing obstacles to and opportunities for, California space enterprise competitiveness. To facilitate implementation of this initiative, CSA is in the process of forming a statewide collaborative to be responsible for implementation of initiative-related performance objectives.

Space Science, Research and Technology Development

As part of the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan, CSA facilitated development of an initiative with the purpose of fostering and supporting space-related science, research, technology development and innovation. To facilitate implementation of this initiative, CSA is in the process of forming a statewide collaborative to be responsible for implementation of initiative-related performance objectives.

California Innovation Corridor

The California Space Authority (CSA):
ÒTrusteeÓ of the California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan

In 1998, the California Space Authority developed the first-ever California Space Strategic Plan, bringing together statewide space stakeholders from public and private entities in all three domains: commercial, civil and national security space. Thereafter the ÒtrusteeÓ of statewide space enterprise strategic planning, CSA in 2004 coordinated development of the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan. Thirteen entities co-sponsored the 2004 Plan, 345 public and private sector space stakeholders representing 146 organizations participated in its creation. At the heart of the Plan were five strategic initiatives, with statewide implementation Collaboratives organized around each initiative: Space Enterprise Business Development, Retention and Growth (BDRG); California Space Industrial Base Vitality (CSIBV); Space Science, Research and Technology Development (SRTD); Space Education and Workforce Development (EWD); Public and Policymaker Awareness (PPA). During its three year implementation period, the 2004 Plan has also generated three working groups: Space Manufacturing (SMG), New Space Professionals (NSPWG); Small Business (SBG).

The 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan implementation period ends at the end of 2006. To ensure continuity of California space enterprise strategic planning, CSA will be coordinating final implementation of the 2004 Plan in conjunction with development of a new Ò2007-2009 California Space Enterprise Strategic PlanÓ in the coming months. The Collaboratives and working groups mentioned above will share responsibility for both, with the California Space Enterprise Advisory Council (SEAC) providing guidance and direction in support of the California Space Authority Board of Directors.

For information about the 2004 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan development and implementation, click here.

For information about the tentative 2006 meeting schedule to develop the 2007-2009 California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan, click here.

The secure web area for SEAC and Collaborative members for the 2004-2006 wrap-up and the 2007-2009 Plan development is here.

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